Written By: Morgan Austin
Yep, it's that time of year again. School is back in session and the summer has flown by. There is no doubt that the new school year has its ups and downs, but one of those ups is that there can be new opportunities to make friends. For instance, some of you may be going to a new school because of your new grade, like when you move from jr. high to high school. That means that there will be new kids around that don't even know you. It's like getting a clean slate. Think about it: any rumor, lie, or just plain insult that anyone has ever said about you won't be known to the new people in this new school. Nobody has any bad opinions about you, so you have a great chance to give them some good opinions. Now, some of you may be in need of some advice about how to make some new friends and create these good opinions.
Well, let me offer a suggestion. If you don't know who to look for to be your friend and you don't want to just go charging into big groups of people, simply look around. Look for someone sitting by themselves at lunch or find someone sitting alone in the corner in class. Chances are, those are kids that want to make new friends like you do, but they may be too shy to go searching for one. Once you find someone, strike up a conversation with them. Simply introduce yourself, then find a topic like where they got their t-shirt from or do they like the class you guys are in right now. Hopefully, these will lead to more topics for you to talk about and, by the time the bell rings, you will have a new friend!
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