School faculty, students and police across the Brazos Valley had their day jam packed, full of firsts. Many parents graciously held their children’s hands, some walking to their school classrooms for the very first time.
For other students, it was a different kind of “first.” Jacob Schermuly, 17, is a German foreign exchange student who now attends Bremond High School. Schermuly said he's excited to be immersed in the American culture and can't wait to play sports. "In Germany I played soccer,” said Schermuly. “I’m going to try some new sports; I’m going to try track or cross-country."
At Texas A&M University, the construction at Kyle Field didn’t faze the Aggie spirit. Senior Blake Bell is a Construction Science major and said it's a great first hand lesson. "I get so excited about it and to have the sports stadium as a premiere location in the country is pretty incredible."
For the freshman, finding first class alone was quite a lesson in itself.
"Well, I only had one class today, said Freshman Veronica Osoior. “It was pretty hard to find."
All across town, safety officials made sure students and their parents crossed the streets safely. It was also a busy day for police. News 3 caught a driver getting pulled over on camera off Barrick Lane for violating school zone laws. It’s an important reminder that officials continue to reiterate: be mindful of the slower speeds in school zones. Authorities warn that by law, you're required to stop when a bus is stopped and has its signals on. They encourage everyone to keep an eye out for kids walking to and from school, as well as the buses. Authorities said the first time offense fine for illegally passing a school bus will increase next Monday from $1,000 to $1,250. Several cities, including Bryan/College Station have signs up which prohibit cell phone use while in school zones that includes here in Bryan/College Station.
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