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Moffat County High School students have smooth start for first day of classes

A variety of students stand beneath the Moffat County High School front sign, recently updated for the 2019-20 school year by Paint Dabbers.
Andy Bockelman

For Moffat County High School seniors, the first day of classes is no longer a big novelty, yet even the upperclassmen had to admit the start of the school year brings with it something special.

MCHS was back in full swing Monday, Aug. 26 as teenage students resumed their learning schedules.

For seniors Caylah Million and Alexis Blomquist, the opening day flew by compared to previous years.

“Knowing it was my last first day makes it easy,” Million said. “You already know what you’re doing.”

Blomquist agreed that it was a simpler process than when she first entered school three years prior, adding that she could tell teachers were ready to help students.

“They were more prepared instead of scrambling to get stuff done,” she said. “What really made things better was when we had our pep assembly this morning.”

The school-wide gathering allowed faculty to introduce new instructors as well as hand out a few awards from the previous school year, such as attendance.

“There’s a lot to offer for the upcoming freshmen this year,” Million said. “That’s going to help get them through.”

Sophomores Jessica Womble, Kasen Tansey and Nevaeh Allen agreed the first day jitters were substantially less than when they began ninth-grade.

While all three are most looking forward to musical auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” later this week, their academics weren’t terribly overwhelming, at least not right away.

“I had some really easy classes today, but it was interesting with all the new teachers this year,” Allen said.

Tansey said meeting new staff members was the familiar part.

“It’s like our freshman year all over again,” he said.

After the hectic action in the morning, Womble said she welcomed her afternoon study hall.

“I had that at the end of the day, so that was nice,” she said.

Teacher and student council adviser Brian Powell said he felt first-day activities set a positive tone for the coming months he hopes will continue.

“Just looking forward to a great year, a safe year, lots of enthusiasm and positive energy,” he said.