So far 8th grade has been the best of all grades. Every i go all of the sixth graders cower in fear and a path is automaticly made for me and my friends. this is the life. but to top it off, my parents sent me to italy. for 10 days i would be without my family in a fourign country. freedom at last. we went from Rome to Scicily and everywhere in between. it was one of the best trips of my life and i would do it over again in a heartbeat. no second thoughts at all. i learned a lot and made a few new friends along the way. Like i said, one of my favorite trips.