What are your strengths and what areas of yourself would you like to improve?
Some strengths I have are being very open and being very involved in a lot of school activities. I also think I am very good with my communication skills and also my design skills. One weakness I have is public speaking, even though I do enjoy talking, public speaking is something that always trips me up.
What are you looking forward to in your senior year at WHSAD?
Something I’m really looking forward to in my senior year is our senior trip and decision day. I can’t wait to see what the administration has in store for us 🙂
What are your plans for after high school?
I plan to stay in New York because my major is graphic design, a lot of big name design firms are in the city. I also prefer to stay in the city because I still haven’t explored it as much I would like to.
What activities have you been involved in during your time at WHSAD and how have these activities helped you grow?
During my time at WHSAD I have done SYEP, Work Learn Grow, and different art classes at different art colleges including Pratt, Cooper Union, and FIT. I did different programs with WHSAD since the beginning of my freshman year and it opened up a lot of new doors for me. All the programs and support at WHSAD helped me with applying to colleges and pursuing what I want to do with my life.
What advice would you give to students in the lower grades?
For all students in the lower grades, it’s important to keep your mental health in check. School is very important but your sanity is very important. Some other advice I would give to the lower classes, especially the 10th graders, is to live in the moment and not be upset about the little things. In a few months, you will not care about these things. Be nice to all your teachers, even though you might dislike the subject they teach. If you are nice to them, they might write you a great recommendation letter when you are applying to colleges. Be involved. Don’t wait till senior year to start doing stuff. It won’t mean as much as it would in the previous years. Make sure you have a disposable camera to remember everything.