Jaylen Walker of Maumee expects the coming school year to be the worst ever because he feels that school gets more challenging academically every year. On Wednesday, the 11-year-old Gateway Middle School sixth grader said he felt “a little better” about going back to school. “I’ve got my book supplies and my hot dog. I enjoyed everything here,” young Walker said, adding that he has about 14 more vacation days. The boy was one of about 100 children who received their free backpacks with school supplies in the first 30 minutes of a back-to-school community gathering at Seaway Marketplace, 1707 Cherry St., in Toledo store manager Steve Tracy said.