Lake Pleasant students welcomed to life in B-P

students from lake pleasant pose outside BPHS
Students from Lake Pleasant Central School pose in front of BPHS. From L to R: Carter Orr, Rylee Bartholomew, Willa Perkins, Sarah Smith, Shannon Vogel, Chase Smith, and Jennalee Smith

The start of another school year brings all sorts of new experiences for students. But for one group of BPHS students in particular, there has been quite the adjustment period. A group of seven students from Lake Pleasant Central School are continuing their educational journey with Broadalbin-Perth this year, and says thanks to everyone in the B-P community, they are transitioning well.

Lake Pleasant is a school district with about 80 students in Speculator. Students attend high school at other districts, bringing change at a critical time in students’ lives. But the Lake Pleasant students say high school has made things easier. “Everyone has been very welcoming,” said freshman Jennalee Smith. “The teachers are helpful if you have questions getting around the building.”

“I thought people were going to think they were better than me, but that hasn’t been the case,” said junior Sarah Smith about coming from such a small school.

To a student, each of them say that the B-P has welcomed them with open arms. And they’re looking forward to the opportunities that the district offers, especially Ski Team, the high school drama program, Spirit Week, and different sports teams like track and field. But they’re also looking forward to taking advantage of all the educational opportunities the district offers, including SUPA classes and other electives.

But still, the transition hasn’t been without some bumps. “It’s kind of mind-blowing, the number of people in the hallways,” said freshman Rylee Bartholomew. “But having those first two days of school really helped get acclimated with activities and everything.”

Welcome to our great B-P community!