Germantown High School senior looks forward to new year

    Stacey Lane Jr., 17, arrived at Germantown High School at 6:30am Tuesday morning to pick up his new uniform. All of the students were instructed to pick up their new Germantown High School Promise Academy uniforms before the start of the school day.

    Lane picked up a sweat shirt, tie and blazer with the a new logo that includes Germantown’s new Promise Academy designation.  He will pair the items with a white  button down shirt or white polo  shirt (tucked in), tan pants and black shoes. 

    With Germantown High School now operating as a Promise Academy, Lane said “I am really excited and happy.  Its the first day of senior class and I am looking forward to starting my school work.”

    He’s excited but admits to being a little worried about adapting to new teachers and a new instructional style. 

    Lane expects this to be one of his best years as he gears up for college applications. His schedule is packed with Advance Placement classes in physics, english, and calculus. A football player and former member of the track team, Lane hopes that along with academics, his record in sports and extra curricular activities, like mentoring younger students, will help him get into a good school.

    Right now the University of Connecticut and the University of Pittsburgh are high on his list.

    At 7:30 am the school doors open and Lane joins a group of friends to go inside. As students entered they were greeted by the Germantown High School Promise Academy City Year Corps team. Team Leader Tyler Hall, Program Manager Jamie Comfort  and the entire City Year team all expressed excitement at being part of the new Promise Academy.

    As he counts down to graduation, Lane looks forward to “just getting senior year out the way”  but intends to enjoy his last year of high school as well.

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