Back to school a chance at a fresh start for students, parents, schools

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  • Source: The Independent
  • 09/13/2023
The September ritual that started this week for high school senior Sydney Cagnetta and thousands of others on opening day is an annual renewal of a time for hope, possibility and new beginnings.

“I’m thrilled for the opportunities and new experiences senior year will bring me, whether that’s through the college application process or senior year in general. I am thoroughly excited to return to school,” said the South Kingstown High School student.

Teddie Derr is entering seventh grade at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown.

“I am looking forward to being able to have new opportunities now that I am going into a higher grade and being able to learn more advanced subjects. I am also looking forward to having the opportunity to better myself in different subjects and try to help others as well,” she said.

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