This year at SJHS is exciting for ninth graders for one big reason- everyone is so happy to turn 15. Some kids say it is like a preadult card is given to you in the form of a permit. Yes, kids can finally get their permits and start driving.
“Driving is such a thrill,” said Aydan Marshall, a ninth grader at SJHS. And he is right according to Jesse Viaria, a 15 year old here at SJHS, driving makes you feel free. And it is such a thrill that ninth graders cannot get enough of it.
Some of them have driven so far to different places, it is insane. According to Gabe Zabriskie, a ninth grader at SJHS, he has driven from the Springville Reservoir to Bridal Veil Falls in Provo. Others have done some pretty awesome things behind the wheel, “I was on this open road, and I felt that I had to do something awesome, so I went 0 to 60 in 7 seconds,” said Aydan Marshall. And others are not super smart on the road, like Gabe Zabriskie for instance went 80 miles per hour right past McDonalds.
But these are only just a few students with the experience to drive. But these students have awesome advice that younger students should follow. “Don't do stupid stuff,” said Jesse Viaria, a student at SJHS. And according to Gabe Zabriskie, learn stick shift; it is very important that you do. But there is one more piece of advice that we should all listen to and it is from Aydan Marshal and that is “just remember- driving is dangerous, so drive safe”. So all of you eighth and seventh graders, remember this: when you get your permit stay safe on the road.