“We've gone to school together since daycare,” Newlin said. “Going to a different school next year is just a little bit scary.”
For the first time in their 11-year-old lives, Newlin and Marsden will head to different classrooms next year. She's bound for Charlotte Academy and he'll attend L. A. Ainger Middle School.
“I feel sad and a little happy at the same time,” Marsden said. “Sad, because I have really close friends here I don't want to leave. And happy because the teachers are scary here.”
Marsden said his summer will be filled with outdoor adventures such as white-water rafting in Blue Ridge, Ga., canoeing, fishing, and paintballing.
“ A whole bunch of things,” he said.
Newlin will be even more of a jet-setter with trips planned Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Hampshire and Maine.
It's a short summer for Island School teachers and students. Teachers report back to school Aug. 1 with students returning to class Aug. 8.
Tallulah Newlin and Tyler Marsden.
Fact BoxIsland School Class of 2011: Tallulah Newlin and Tyler Marsden.