Sophomore McKenna Patton has a clear but brief recollection of that morning. She remembers waking up and getting ready for another day of preschool. While eating Lucky Charms at the counter, McKenna turned on the television to the media coverage of New York City. Her first instinct was that it had to be some sort of intense movie and called her mother in the room. The last thing she remembers is her mother freaking out.
Sophomore Elaine Moya does not remember what she was doing that morning, but does recall junior, Noah JeyaRajah in a t-shirt with a picture of the twin towers on it, a t-shirt that his mother had bought for him as a souvenier just two weeks before the attacks.
Some of us were all too young to even have a clue what we did the morning on September 11. Some of us were shielded from it by well-meaning adults. Juniors Andres Chamu and Michael Panh couldn't conjure up any memories of it. Senior Eric Medina remembers both parents dropping him off at school and leaving him in order to watch the news coverage. Junior Marilyn Armstrong went to school that morning and remembers that nothing was brought up to the students about what happened.
So what did some CMHS students do on the most recent 9/11?
Senior Nathan Alvis, sophomore Sophie Harriman, and junior Eloisa Martin watched news coverage and documentaries dedicated to the attacks that they were too young to comprehend at the time. Memorial documentaries on television stations are one of the many things contributing to remembering September 11. And for us too young to remember, that may be enough. Enough to remind us that we will continue to grow as people and as a nation.
Written By Kelsey Armstrong