Humans of Western Branch: Healing Military Kid Hardships


Grace Klauer, Journalist

What is a time in your life when you experienced hardship?

“Moving around a lot, especially as a military kid, definitely produced its own hardships. Having to make friends a lot, lose friends a lot. It came with its own struggles. Especially as a senior, moving here and trying to adapt to a new schedule and curriculum and requirements for graduation,” Elizabeth Hamilton, 12, said. “To be honest, the most recent time I have felt isolated was coming here and going through orientation and being one of the only seniors because no other senior goes to orientation, but I needed to because I didn’t know the school. Now though, I definitely appreciate the outcome and the experiences I got to have. I appreciate the person it has made me become, more easily adaptive to a new environment.”