Countdown to sibling invasion begins

With the West Shore application deadline approaching, students with sixth-grade siblings are beginning to consider how their school lives will change when their brothers or sisters arrive on campus.

According to the school website, to be eligible for sibling preference, an application must be received by Feb. 3,  and the sibling currently attending West Shore must remain a West Shore student for the 2012- 2013 school year.

Current students have until early August to ponder whether or not they will like the arrangement.

“I’m kind of hesitant because she [my sister] can be really annoying,” sophomore Bridget Lee said.

While Lee considers life with another family member on campus, sophomore Kelly Etherton wonders whether or not siblings should even receive priority attention in the application process.

“I’m not sure if I agree with the sibling policy,” she said. “It’s not fair that some kids get in just because they have a brother or sister here.”

Etherton and Lee do agree on one thing, however: Family life meeting school life will bring about big changes.

“It’s going to be weird,” Lee said. “In my eyes, I still see [my sister] as a little 5-year-old.”

By Valerie Ferretti