Each year, there are many new students who transfer to Rock Creek High School. While we
all have similarities that we can share, we all come from different backgrounds. These
backgrounds help us develop views of our experiences we can relate to. Two new students
have joined the Rock Creek family this year, bringing with them their own interests and ordeals.
Yanci Spiller is a freshman, this is his first year at Rock Creek from Eisenhower Middle
“My first impression of the students and teachers was that they were really nice and
welcoming,” Spiller said.
Spiller is currently participating in FBLA, he played football, is playing basketball, and is
planning to do track and field. He was debating between going to Rock Creek and Junction City
for his freshman year.
“My dads a coach here, so I chose Rock Creek so that I could be with my dad and there were
better opportunities for football,” Spiller said.
Spillers favorite thing about Rock Creek is the students and the friends he has here. Before
the year started, he was a little nervous to meet everyone and wasn’t sure if making friends
would be a challenge.
He says that he gets about the same amount of homework at both schools, and the classes
at Rock Creek are about as hard as the ones at EMS, but for Spiller, adjusting was the most
“The hardest part was probably the transition and friends I guess, cause I’m like leaving
everyone,” Spiller stated.
Spiller says leaving his friends was tough but he still makes time to see them outside of
school. Overall, Spiller describes Rock Creek as “pretty chill.”
Yanci is one of the few new students at Rock Creek this year. Maggie Hays, a junior, is new
to Rock Creek this year as well.
Maggie is coming from Ellsworth Jr/Sr High School.
“The school I previously went to before Rock Creek, was Ellsworth Jr/Sr High School,” Hays
Maggie only had one choice to transfer to because of her family.
“Rock Creek was my only option to transfer to because my cousins go here,” Maggie states.
Maggie does not partake in any extracurricular activities. While she doesn’t have a favorite
class at Rock Creek, in her opinion, it depends on if the teacher is favorable or not.
“I don’t really have a favorite class just because they’re all ok, it just depends on the teacher,
because there are some teachers that I like, and others that I don’t like,” Hays said.
Like this year, Maggie will be attending Rock Creek next year as well.
“My favorite thing about Rock Creek is probably the block schedule because we only have
four classes each day,” Hays said.
Maggie had some nerves about making the move here from Ellsworth.
“I was a little bit nervous transferring here from my old school, because I didn’t know if Rock
Creek was going to be a bigger school and I knew almost everyone at my old school and almost
no one here,” Maggie said.
Article by Kaleska Fox & Leigh Adams
Photo by Ethan Karnes