New kid on the block

By: Francis Raboy

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Jade Malhi  (Taken by Francis Raboy)

Attending a new school can be a daunting time in a student’s life, but imagine that being senior year in high school. Jade Malhi knows that experience too well. As a senior, Malhi had never attend a full year at Arlington High School. Previously, Malhi attended the Waldorf School in Belmont.

Wanting of scenery change she decided to attend Arlington High, Junior year. It was only a few weeks into her Junior year that Malhi and her family moved to her birth state Arizona. There she attended the local public high school. However, Arizona was only a stint, returning back to Massachusetts in the end of 2014-2015 school year. Enrolled into AHS as a senior, Malhi says, “the school is larger than any school I’ve been in. I still get lost trying to find my way around.”

Since the majority of Arlington High seniors have know each other since middle school, Malhi brings a fresh perspective into her adopted class. She says, “Coming to Arlington High School is a new experience because it’s such a large school. And the student-teacher interactions are not what I have experienced in the past with small, tight knit community that was present at the Waldorf School. Arlington High has certainly been an interesting experience in my life.”

Now Malhi dedicates her spare time to competitive rowing, spending everyday training and even sacrificing her weekends to her sport. She intends to finish senior year with strong marks, saying, “I am here for my education.” After this year, Malhi hopes to be attending Barnard College in New York.



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