The Siblings Left Behind

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The Siblings Left Behind

Isabella Herring, Staff Writer

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As the school year continues, seniors begin to prepare for what comes after May. Many seniors have begun making plans for life after high school, most of which involve leaving home.

Leaving home requires adjustments for both the person leaving and their family as well. Siblings sophomore Rachel Richards and senior John Richards have always been close, and the thought of John leaving is bittersweet.

“It’s going to be weird not having him around all the time,” Rachel Richards said.

One of John Richards’ biggest concerns with moving away from home is having to leave his friends and family. Rachel and John Richards spend most of their time around each other.

“I think that since Rachel and I have such a close relationship, moving away will be a big change for both of us,” John Richards said. “I still plan on coming home as much as I can to spend time with my family.”

For many younger siblings, it can be difficult adjusting to life without having their brother or sister around all the time.

“My brother always has his friends over, and they have become siblings to me,” Rachel Richards said. “It’s going to be really weird and upsetting when it’s just me in the house.”

Like many, John Richards plans on furthering his education and attending college after high school.

Although Rachel Richards is upset about her brother leaving, she is also very excited to see what the future holds for him.

“It’s strange thinking that [John] is all grown up,” Rachel Richards said. “I’m really proud of him, and I’m going to miss him a lot.”


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