The activities were going to begin on Thursday but everyone knew seniors did not show up on the first day as that day was left for those considered not to be ‘hard girls’. Kome could hear the seniors talking about the social event for Friday and it was only Sunday. They were so engrossed in their gist that they totally forgot she was asked to wash uniforms close by.
She had been a student long enough in that school to know what their plans entailed. Over the terms, she had become increasingly interested in the activities that went on during the social week. She was brought up in a strict Christian home. When she became a student at the Asaba High school, she automatically sought out the Christian fellowship. Whenever there was a social week, the Christian fellowship equally planned activities for the week so that ‘souls’ would not go astray. These activities were carefully planned out in a way that they ran parallel to the activities that had been planned for the general school.
She had always been deeply committed to the Christian fellowship; she was currently the secretary of the fellowship. She also helped out whenever the Public Relations Officer was not available. As a result, many people within the school knew her as a ‘Christian sister’ – both students and staff. The problem was, of late, she was beginning to feel like she was missing out on a total experience of high school. She had never stepped foot into any of the venues where the general activities were held and this was her third year. Whenever she was in the midst of her classmates, they all had at least one experience to tell about the activities but she never had anything to contribute to such discussions.
To be continued…