By Natalie Stephens
"A friendship is like a flower, it must be maintained until it becomes strong, and when it gets to that point, if you neglect it and don't make an effort to take care of it, it will slowly wither” - Samantha Goodwin
With friendships, if you don't care for and support them, they probably won't work out for long. But if you give friendships attention and care about each other, it can turn into something special.
Poston Butte is a great place to grow and create friendships, not just for students, but for teachers, too. Ms. Alison Wood ,a Spanish 1 & 2 teacher, and Ms. Megan Cornille an Honors Algebra II and Honors Pre-Calculus teacher both met at Poston and have got to know each other for the past three years. They share a good professional work relationship and a great friendship outside of school.
When interviewing the two of them I asked what they thought was a healthy friendship, Ms. Cornille said, “ A healthy friendship is one that builds you up rather than tearing you down and one that is evenly give and taken; not something like one person constantly depending on the other, it needs to be balanced”.
Mrs.Cornille and Ms.Wood - picture submitted by Mrs.Cornille also Athena Lacoco and Ryan Bandelier- (picture taken by Natalie Stephens)
That's an excellent point because friends should mutually work together. Athena Lococo and Ryan Bandelier, both juniors, also met at Poston and have been a good support for each other, like when they go to track practice and help each other with school work.
When being in a friendship you're going to have good times. But with any relationship, you're also going to have disagreements and arguments. But strong friendships can deal with it and get through it because an argument shouldn't affect true friends.
Ryan said, “ Whenever we have an argument we just talk about it or we just forget about it, there's no point in arguing.”
So there's is struggles with being in a friendship and there's going to be really good times and that's the beauty of friendships, but they need work and no one said they would be easy, a good saying is “Strangers can become best friends just as easy as best friends becoming stranger's” - Unknown.