Germantown has been through some changes. For this school year, quite a few students were hammered with a tough decision of whether or not to keep attending Germantown.
The city of Germantown recently decided to establish its own school system, which gave students who live in Germantown High area the option whether or not they wanted to attend Germantown or Houston High School. This option left students along with their parents with a very important decision on whether to leave or stay at Germantown, though the decision was easy for some.
“I finished my junior year here, so I didn’t really see a point to leave my senior year,” said senior Zachary Latham.
However, the decision often did not include the student.
“My sister was forced to attend Houston because our mother didn’t know what to expect from Germantown”, said junior Sarah Salajka.
The experience for some to attend Houston has been a positive one. Former student Spencer Greenburg stated he enjoyed his new environment though he felt that “Houston is more strict.”
However, not all students experienced this type of transition. This decision for some ultimately changed once the school year began. Sophomore Brock Morgan spent his first few weeks of the school year at Houston High only to return back to Germantown and agreed with Greenburg as to the perception of being “strict,” though this one item was not reasoning in returning.
Morgan also felt that he was not alone in his desire.
“A lot of kids over there said they want to come back and that they don’t like it because it’s so much more of a difference,” Morgan said.