The 6th graders, the nasty little pests, the little annoying brats, they are the bottom. The scum at the bottom of the Middle School Melting Pot. Whatever you call them, they are universally hated by all but their very own. But why? Why are 6th grades hated so much? Their height? Their pubescent voices? Just what is it that makes them so annoying? And should older students respect, instead of bully, the little twerps?
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Most people think that life is better in middle school than in lower school. There are many similarities and differences in Lower and Middle school.
The week before Spring Break, every 6th grader was winding down. We were ready for spring. Everybody had just finished a big presentation for Social Studies, and we were ready for the two-week break. Then it happened. The War of the Pond.
When Leah Metelits, Josh Kulak, and Calder Duffy (all 6th graders) first pinned the petition on the bulletin board outside Saku Longshore’s office, murmurs could be heard from fellow 6th graders, such as “Sign the petition!” or “Save the pond!” Some students were confused, wondering, “What’s the pond?” Turns out, the Pond is a small pool of water behind the Cary building. It has resulted in a ridiculous amount of drama.
Yelling. Laughing. Talking. Stomping. Doors opening. Lockers slamming. Footsteps falling. Cell phones dinging.