By Amy Maginnis-Honey
Beth Blair stood Wednesday on the sidewalk in front of the office at Golden West Middle School.
Next to her was her 3-year-old son, AJ Carney. Next to him was his older stepsister, Hallie Blair, ready for her first day of seventh grade.
Blair had already dropped another son off for his first day of second grade at Cambridge Elementary.
Hallie was ready for a new beginning. She wanted to play volleyball and sit in her own desk, rather than at a table.