In his first week back at school, Kaleena Anderson had to hide her new shoes and bracelets.
When her schoolmates came over, she had to put them back on.
She couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by the excitement and attention.
“It was the first time I actually saw my friends smile, even though they were all tired,” Anderson said.
“I thought, ‘Wow, my feet are moving!'”
“I’m trying to keep them warm and comfortable,” Anderson continued.
“I’m still nervous about it, but I’m not worried about it.”
Anderson’s mom, Kahlil Anderson, said she felt the same way about the first day back in class.
“You have to be a little more nervous,” she said.
“Because you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Anderson was back to her normal routine at school on Wednesday.
But she had other worries.
Anderson said she had been working on her resume, and she wanted to make sure she got the credit for the work she had done.
She also wanted to know if she would be accepted into the high school.
But the school said she would not be accepted, because she was not a student of that school.
Anderson had been trying to get through the night, but her grades and test scores were down to 80% and her high school admission application had not been processed yet.
“That’s kind of tough,” Anderson laughed.
“It was a tough decision.”
Anderson said there are still days she wishes she could get a second chance to get a better grade, but she has to be careful.
“Just be smart about it,” she explained.
“When you have a lot of anxiety, it’s hard to find your comfort zone.
So if you do end up getting a second opportunity to get the credit, I would be really happy.”