News News Stories — 09 December 2019
News:  Manhattan students transfer to Rock Creek

 This year, Rock Creek High School welcomes many new transfer students including senior Kaleb Jackson and freshmen Olivia Honeywell. Both students transferred from the Manhattan school district.

Honeywell attended Manhattan Catholic School up until 8th grade. Manhattan Catholic does not have a high school so the highest grade available is 8th grade.

“The school I went to only went up to eighth grade,” freshman Olivia Honeywell said.

 Jackson transferred from Manhattan High School because of the better opportunities at Rock Creek because the school size is so much smaller than Manhattan High School.

 “So the opportunities at Rock Creek were a lot greater than at Manhattan because it was so big,” senior Kaleb Jackson said.

 So far in the school year Honeywell is having a good experience at Rock Creek. The students here that she has interacted with have all been nice to her.

 “Everybody here is like really nice just like they were at my old school,” Honeywell said.

Compared to Manhattan High School, Rock Creek has easier material but gives out way more homework than Manhattan High School. The homework at Manhattan isn’t as important to your grade like it is at Rock Creek.

“So like curriculum is easier but there is just so much more homework, like the homework sucks, at Manhattan I used to not be able to do any kind of homework the entire year,” Jackson said.

“My sister graduated here and we live closer to the district. Apparently it’s like better academically than the other schools in Kansas,” Honeywell said.

Honeywell decided to attend Rock Creek because sister went to Rock Creek, so they family had a connection to Rock Creek. Rock Creek is also better academically compared to other schools in the area according to Honeywell.

“It was either Rock Creek or Wamego and Rock Creek is closer and Wamego is super political and plus I wanted to wrestle here,” Jackson said.

Jackson considered transferring to Wamego and Rock Creek, in the end he decided to transfer to Rock Creek because of political reasons also because of travel time and he wanted to wrestle at Rock Creek.

“It was either Rock Creek or Wamego and Rock Creek is closer and Wamego is super political and plus I wanted to wrestle here,” Jackson said.

 Honeywell has had a great experience at Rock Creek so far.

“So far I really like it here even though I miss my old school,” Honeywell said.

Article by Ellie Terhaar and Shelby Bissen, staff member

Photo by Shelby Bissen, staff member

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