By Nathan Curtis
It is inevitable. The day will come when the chick must spread its wings and leave the nest. Over the next few months, the seniors at Davis High School will spread their own wings as well, and leave for college, or work, or wherever they’re heading. Most parents feel similar about this, but the younger siblings of these students can have different feelings entirely.
Sophomore Nate Harper has spent all of his life with his older sister, Alex. Now that she is leaving for college, he thinks that life at home will dramatically change. “I’ll be the only kid home alone, so it’ll be kinda lonely,” Harper said.
The pair also have another sibling, an older brother, who already left for college. The senior still remembers the sad emotions she encountered when he left, and she thinks that her little brother will have those same feelings.
At least, that’s what she thinks.
“There will be a whole lot less yelling,” the sophomore said. “To be honest, right now I’m kind of glad. But I think I’ll start to miss her a little after a while.”
Sophomore Sarah Allen-Sutter faces the same situation as Harper. Her older brother, Harrison, will be waving goodbye to his family when he leaves for college.
Allen-Sutter believes that when her brother leaves, she will be losing a great friend along with a brother. “Harrison understood some of my obsessions like Harry Potter. I’d have him to talk about that with. Now, I only have my lonesome self.”
“Yeah, I feel sorry that Sarah has to be all alone with our mom and dad,” Allen-Sutter said jokingly.
The seniors leaving for college will miss their siblings just as much as the sophomores will. “I’ll be sad at first. I’ll definitely miss Nate. He’s weird and funny, and always makes me laugh,” his sister said.
Even though the seniors are leaving, they are not out of their younger siblings lives forever. Both seniors said that they will visit as often as possible to spend some quality time with their loving families. Allen-Sutter summed it up. “I’ll definitely miss Sarah, but it’s not like I’ll never see her again.”