Hey There Awesomologist:
This lifestyle tip is for high school students, here we go:
Join as many clubs or sports activities that interest you. There are many new people in the clubs, so you can meet more people. When I was a freshman I was not that outgoing and I was not that popular, but with the new things I joined I made many new friends. Being involved will help you to overcome your shyness and make new friends!
Never Forget to BE YOURSELF!