Mary Grinton

NAME: Mary Grinton HOMETOWN: Shelby, NC RETURN AS: A Junior REASONS WHY: Grinton said, “The junior year work load is comparatively easy, so it wasn’t too difficult to keep up with the pace of life. Lowers have a greater work load than juniors, so it was nice to have junior year as a buffer between middle school and lower year to get me on the right track in terms of preparing for my classes.” QUOTE: “The hardest part about coming to Andover as a junior was learning how to manage my time. Teachers at my old school would give us time at the end of class to do our homework. I would usually finish all my work before I got home. Even the junior workload at Andover was a huge wake-up call for me. That is one of the reasons I came to Andover. I knew it would be harder than middle school; but I also knew that I was coming here so that I’d be prepared for college.”