Local kids put best foot forward for a new year

Published 5:40 pm Friday, August 30, 2019

With backpacks full and big smiles on their faces, students throughout Beaufort County set out for another year of fun and learning this week. From pre-k students to high school seniors, parents across the county snapped scrapbook-worthy photos on the first day of school, preserving memories that will last a lifetime. For each child, the coming school year holds something exciting, whether it is learning about a favorite subject, meeting a new teacher or simply spending time with friends. This week, a number of local parents shared back-to-school photos, and a little bit about what their children were excited to learn this year.

SPELLING AND MATH: Dale Cherry (left), first grader, is pumped to expand his vocabulary with new spelling words, while Kara Cherry (right), a second-grade student, is ready to expand her horizons in math. Both attend Chocowinity Primary School. (Roxanne Gibbs)

FIRST DAY EXCITEMENT: Luke Avery started his first day of high school this week, while Daisy Avery started the third grade. Daisy was excited to meet her new teacher. (Tonya Avery)

NEW FRIENDS: Harrison and Caroline Barkley, starting fourth and second grade, respectively, are both looking forward to a fun school year full of friendship and knowledge. (Katie Barkley)

STARTING KINDERGARTEN: Isacc Hawley, age five, was excited to learn about “everything” on his first day of kindergarten at Bath Elementary. (Cassondra Hawley)