What are your strengths and what areas of yourself would you like to improve?
I like reading, drawing and helping others. Many times I’ve done characters of my own and even characters of different anime. Usually, if my friends are having trouble with something, I try to help them out in the best way I can. Some of the things that I’d like to get better at are doing things that get me out of my comfort zone, such as interacting more with other students and participating more in different ways.
What are you looking forward to in your senior year at WHSAD?
I look forward to having a fun year and making the most out of the time I’m in school. One of the main things I’ll definitely look forward to is creating memories with my friends and having fun with them so that whenever I look back at my high school days, I feel happy about the things I accomplished.
What are your plans for after high school?
I’m not really sure what will happen in the future, but I want to study psychology and do art at the same time. I’ve heard that apparently there’s a study named the psychology of art, which sounds really interesting. Over the past years I’ve been drawing and even thinking about creating my own manga, which is something that I’ll do my best to create.
What activities have you been involved in during your time at WHSAD and how have these activities helped you grow?
Right now during my senior year I began staying after school to work in Mr. Codio’s architecture room. One of the activities that I did was work with the Zing printer to engrave on glass, which allowed me to learn how to operate the machine along with apps like PowerPoint and Photoshop. The entire process is really fun and has helped my knowledge of engraving to grow more. Ever since I was shown how to operate it, I’ve spent many days just having fun with the machine and creating different designs on glass. For me it’s super fun and I’ve come to view it as a small obsession that I have with the glass engraver. I’ll definitely miss it once I graduate, so I’ll get my own material and continue using it during the rest of my school year. I have also been involved in High Rock, which is a really interesting project since we get to learn about the preservation of nature, paths, and even bridges. Thanks to the meetings that we have had, I learned how paths work and exactly where they are used in parks along with different bridges that could be used depending on the surroundings.
What advice would you give to students in the lower grades?
The advice that I’d like to give to the students in lower grades would be to have fun and work in the way that they best like. It’s alright if you make mistakes because they allow you to grow more and gain better knowledge. Also, take your time growing up and living life. Since you’re young, you should enjoy your young years and not pressure yourself into becoming more mature.
(Oh, and if anyone ever wants to use the laser engraver, please be careful with it. I’d hate to hear that it got damaged or something happened to it. I really love that engraver )