C.H.S.: It’s A Family Affair

What's it like to go to school with your siblings?

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C.H.S.: It’s A Family Affair

Tori Carpenter, Staff Writer

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Siblings. And high school. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few that never had to go to highschool with your sibling. Or, you might even be an only child (we’re jealous). The rest of us, however, have spent numerous years at the same high school as the older sibling, the younger sibling, or the middle sibling. We’ve wondered if we were exceedingly weird or if other siblings felt the same way. In an effort to crack the code that is the sibling-high-school relationship, we asked our siblings how it’s been to have us leading, following, or just going with the flow.

 

Mia (the Middle Sibling) interviews Drew Bostic (the Youngest and C.H.S. 9th Grader)

What’s it like having a sibling at C.H.S.?

“Nice. A familiar face to say hi to each day.”

What is it like having me[writer]as your younger/older sibling in school with you?

“Cool, very similar question.”

What is the best part about having a sibling in high school with you?

“Someone who you can compare school experiences to, also, my answer in question one.”

What is the worst part about having a sibling in high school with you?

“Listening to other people’s opinions about them.”

What is your favorite memory with your sibling in high school?

“Getting a ride each morning and listening to music on the way to school.”

Most embarrassing moment of high school with your sibling?

“I don’t know.”

 

Julian (the Younger Sibling) interviews Grace Brecht (the Oldest and C.H.S. Class of 2017)

What was it like having a sibling at C.H.S.?

“It was like not having a sibling at C.H.S., except that sometimes I saw you around school and I was like, “Oh, yeah, you go here now.””

What was it like having me as your younger sibling in high school with you?

See above.

What was the best part about having a sibling in high school with you?

“We got to bond over going to the same school, and we could swap stories about different people whom we both knew.”

What was the worst part about having a sibling in high school with you?

“You complained whenever I decided to walk to school instead of driving you. Also, you wanted to get to school by 8:30 instead of at 9:00, which messed up my whole plan of sleeping in until the last possible minute.”

What was your favorite memory with me in high school?

“One time there was a pep rally. and of course neither of us wanted to go, so we snuck out of school separately and met up in the parking lot and then I drove us home and we got to start our weekend early and it was great.”

Most embarrassing moment of high school with me?

“I don’t have any embarrassing high school stories about you because you were impressively good at avoiding me at school. I think I embarrassed you more than you embarrassed me. Standard line from you: “Grace, stop talking to my friends and go away.””

 

 

Tori (the Older Sibling) interviews Lacee Carpenter (the Youngest and C.H.S. 11th grader)

What’s it like having a sibling at C.H.S?

“Sometimes it’s good, but sometimes it’s bad and annoying because you’re always annoying. Also, you get to drive me to school and sometimes we get to leave early.”

What is it like having me[writer]as your younger/older sibling in school with you?

“You drive the car, so you take me to school and pick me up…. And you bring us food for lunch because I don’t wake up in time to pack my own.”

What is the best part about having a sibling in high school with you?

“That I can sit with you at lunch when I don’t feel like sitting with other people. I can eat your food, and you can’t do anything about it.”

What is the worst part about having a sibling in high school with you?

“Well, you know, the worst part about having a sibling in high school with me is that you’re an [edited out for the sake of Tori and Lacee’s parents] 24/7. You get really irritating because you don’t stop trying to talk to me ever.”

What is your favorite memory with your sibling in high school?

“My favorite memory with my sister in high school is when we were taking my friend home after school and we found a hubcap on the side of the road. Since you’re obsessed with hubcaps we took it off the road. It is still at our house.”

Most embarrassing moment of high school with your sibling?

“The most embarrassing moment of high school was when I fell down and broke my ankle. People kept taking pictures of me and the stupid nurse guy kept sitting there calling my dad even though we told him he wouldn’t answer an unknown number. And the worst part was when he removed the WHOLE ENTIRE LACE out of my hightop converse and HE DIDN’T EVEN PUT IT BACK. Then you had to drive me to the hospital and my dad left his soda in the room during the x-ray and was worried he’d drink the soda and then pee bright green.”