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The Student News Site of Mission Hills High School

The Silvertip

The Student News Site of Mission Hills High School

The Silvertip

Friends From The Beginning

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Photo by Lola Sisler
Friends pose for a photo together. Freshman Dane Hanlon and Jude Poyuzina stand on the steps of Mission Hills High school. They met at the beginning of this year, and have become good friends. “I hope me and Jude stay friends throughout high school, he’s one of the funniest people I know,” says Hanlon.

Elementary school, middle school, and high school are all very different. From one’s physical appearance to academic expectations and social circles, they don’t have much in common (except for friends). The word, friend, can be defined as a “person who has a strong liking for and trust in another.” Some friends come and go, some stay a while and some are forever.
“[Lola and I] have known each other for almost 11 years,” said freshman Zofia Dowd. “We have had our ups and downs, but we always made it back in the end.”
Dowd and Lola Sislers’ relationship hasn’t always been sunshine and rainbows, but that’s okay. The right friendships will change alongside people. Some people may have friends they have known since elementary school, and some may not. The most important friendships will come along when the time is right. Elementary school friendships are more likely to be deep and make a person feel safe. This friend will probably know a person better than anyone else. However, the same will happen for middle school and high school relationships; it just takes time.
“When I met Lola, it felt like I had known her forever,” said freshman Sophia Kothe. “We never had to try to be friends, we just were.”
Kothe met Sisler in middle school. They have been friends for almost two years now, but they say it has always felt like longer. Sometimes one will feel more comfortable around certain friends. Middle school relationships are just as, if not more important than elementary relationships. Elementary friends provide good memories and support when one is younger in addition to setting expectations for eventual friendships later in one’s life. However, middle school friendships are most likely the friends one will enter high school with. Middle school relationships stay through uncertain periods and stressful times.
All in all, friends will always fluctuate. One may be friends with someone one year and friends with someone else the next. But the right friends will stay, especially when you need them the most.

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Lola Sisler
Lola Sisler, Staff Writer
(She/Her) Lola Sisler is a freshman who joined the Silvertip staff this year. Lola won the Mentorship award at her 8th-grade promotion and loves to read and write. She also volunteers at a local family-run elderly facility, sometimes on the weekends. Lola has immense experience in a leadership position and enjoys reporting on all stories. She also graduated as a member of CJSF and values her grades very much. Lola is excited to see what journalism brings and to improve her reporting skills.