Sunday, May 15, 2022

Where are They From? Alexander Daley

By: Carissa Zawiski/Junior Assistant to the Editors

One of Blue Ridge’s new students, Alexander Daley, who requested to be referred to as Xander, is from a diverse community called Willow Grove, just outside of Philadelphia. An interesting thing he mentioned about his old school is that it’s way bigger in size and student body.

Back at his old school, Xander was a part of the Upper Moreland Marching Band, which consisted of 100 students.

“It was my first year ever to play in band, and I actually joined it on a bet I made with my friend.”

The band preformed at Magical Kingdom in Disney World, and placed 2nd at States. Xander added that the band program is very popular and well funded. “I only played one year, but I loved it and I am really glad I joined.”

When asked why his family moved up here, Xander responded, “Our family inherited property, and we would rather live up here with 30 acres of land, than live in an apartment.” He also added that he and his family have been coming up here for vacation since he was young to visit his grandfather, from whom they inherited the land.

Xander feels as if Northeastern PA is much different from Philadelphia, considering the fact that it is much smaller and a lot quieter. “I like it here a lot more than the city, because there’s more space here, and I like the smaller school.”

He mentioned that it’s easier to get to know people here. “Down by Philadelphia, everyone is just very opinionated and just does their own thing. Up here people actually socialize with each other in and out of school, and I like that a lot.”

Even though moving from the city to the country can be a big change, Xander is happy here and has many new friends.

To watch the video of the Upper Moreland Marching Band perform, click the link here.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Kimberly Davenport
Kimberly Davenport grew up in Montrose, Pennsylvania. She currently teaches English and digital journalism at Blue Ridge High School, and is the adviser for the school's online newspaper, the Raider Reader. Kimberly loves traveling, spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren), and can often be found reading a good book.

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

What's New?

Alexis Parks Senior Feature

By: Breanna Derrick/ News and Content Manager A Quote that represents Alexis Parks’s  High School...

Movement Break

By: Siara Gennarelli/ Junior Writer   The movement break that is new to the Blue Ridge 6th...

Reese Allen Senior Feature

By: Breanna Derrick/ Content and News Manager A quote that represents Reese Allen's experience at Blue...

Pros of Coffee

Alisa Dauro/ Senior writer Have you ever woken up one morning feeling really tired because...

Nicholas Burkle- Senior feature

By: Breanna Derrick/ Content and News Manager A Quote that represents Nicholas Buerkle’s high school experience...

Sports Feature: Kelsey Wolfe

Madison Gelinger/Senior Writer Kelsey Wolfe is a sophomore on the track team and with the...
Error decoding the Instagram API json

Related Stories

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x