I had met some people who had siblings that went to Animas and that was where they had planned to go to high school. They told me a lot of great things about Animas and I thought I might consider going there. I also wanted to go to DHS because it was where all my friends were going and it would be different than what I’m used to. I knew most of them since elementary school and I didn't want to leave them. My parents really wanted me to go to Animas because it was a smaller school and that’s what I’m used to. I decided to try it out for the year and see if I like it and I do like it. Everyone is so nice and inviting. I’ve made so many new friends and feel like I made the right choice coming here versus DHS. I will definitely be coming for the rest of high school. You should never let your friends negatively influence your education and I’m glad I chose to go to Animas because I wouldn't be able to focus or get help on my work if there were 50+ students in all my classes.