Virtual Reality #10: Riley Brooks’ Senior Story

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Above: Riley Brooks, right.
By Jessica Caterson
Riley Brooks began her time at East Greenwich High School as an outsider. Having moved to East Greenwich from the outskirts of Boston less than a year before, her freshman self was still trying to adjust to her new reality. Even though the move was only a couple hours away, the small town community of EG was an entirely new world to her. “You know, for me, it was just so different. It has such a close knit feel to it, and that was something I had never experienced before.” Growing up, Riley had wildly different expectations of what high school would look like. “I was going to go to Arlington High school,” she recalled. “It’s huge. They have about 3,000 students there, and everyone takes the public bus. It’s totally different.” 
Needless to say, Riley was a little nervous to start high school. Because the majority of her grade’s population had grown up in the town, a lot of her classmates were already familiar with EGHS. She said, “There are so many activities and events that happen there, that I feel like no matter what age you are, you’ve …

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