by ELISE GOUT | photo by Tyler McElhaney

Back in the Swing of Things

The transition from summer to fall is always kind of awkward. Awkward weather-wise because the sunshine pretty much becomes, well, more sunshine. Awkward for students because, character-wise, everyone is pretty much the same as they were two months ago.

And yet, the grade printed on every ASB card still reads one number higher. The beginning of the 2014-2015 school year is a big deal across the county, and especially for San Dieguito Academy (SDA).

This year’s freshman class is one of the largest SDA has seen. As is custom, the school started off using its lottery system, placing the students who weren’t selected on a wait-list for admission. However, it was announced mid-summer that all of those wait-listed were also welcomed to attend. Not only has this made the Mustang family that much bigger, but it has heightened the excitement for what this year’s student body will be able to accomplish.

All the while, schedules are still being rearranged and repacked with classes from Culinary Arts to Calculus III. Lunch times are still being spent trying to experience every club offered, from Young Leaders in Health Care to juggling. Then there’s this little known thing called college applications. They have officially infiltrated the campus – and are as long-winded as ever.

Getting back into the swing of things has proved chaotically thrilling. Amidst all of the indecision, though, one thing is for sure: SDA students are back, revamped, and prouder than ever.

Elise Gout is a senior at San Dieguito Academy. She is participating in an internship program with 92024 Magazine and can be contacted at