Unexpected Friendliness

April 27, 2015


What is one surprise you’ve had at Shattuck-St. Mary’s? We asked students to offer a response to this question…

One surprise that I had when I first came to Shattuck-St. Mary’s was how close and friendly everyone was here. Nobody really seemed to dislike anybody else. Two years ago in the sixth grade, it seemed that everyone had the same classes. That meant that we had more time to get to know each other. It also meant that we had more time to get sick of each other. No one really seemed to bother me, though I can’t speak for the other people in my grade. Since there was only one other guy in my grade, I reached out to the seventh graders. I completely segregated myself from the girls, because Mr. Groess always told us, “Don’t talk to girls.” And that was my first year at SSM. - Nate Hillesheim ’17