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Briella TomassettiSep 5, 2017, 1:59 pmSep 7, 2017, 9:54 am

LI students look forward to new school year as they head back to classes

FiOS1 News visits Carle Place school and talks to some seniors about what they’re expecting

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CARLE PLACE — Perhaps the most difficult thing for students about going back to school is the sound of that alarm clock buzzing at the crack of dawn.

"The fact that we had to watch the sun rise, we were in the parking lot at 5:45 in the morning, so that was kind of hard, but other than that I’m actually really excited to be back in school," said Pragna Krishnamurthy of Carle Place Tuesday.

Carle Place Schools Superintendent David Flatley says it can be a challenge on his end, too, especially after the school went through a 10-week construction period over the summer.

Despite the tough transition, students say they're excited to be back. For many, this year brings new, exciting experiences like applying to college and some familiar experiences as well.

"We have all the college interviews we have to do and everything, so it's a little intimidating but also exciting because it’s the next step for our future," said Hector Rivera Bermudez.

"I'm definitely excited about getting everyone involved and in the middle school we have homecoming and ‘Battle of the Classes,’ so all the fundraisers are going to be really exciting," said Christiana Caliendo.

But when it comes to graduating, the seniors are all on the same page about one thing.

"I'm excited to go to college but I’m really sad about leaving this town because it’s given me so many opportunities as a person to grow and figure out what I like to do. So without it, I’d probably be lost," Krishnamurthy said.

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