What are your strengths and what areas of yourself would you like to improve?
I believe my strengths are my determination and my vocalization on issues. I am determined to get things done and just to be free of the stress. I also believe my vocalization is a strength because I will not be willing to back down from a fight until I feel my opinions are said and heard. I need to work on taking a step back, breathing and letting others contribute to the discussion. Sometimes I believe I get so focused on topics I forget there are others surrounding me. I get lost in my own world/thoughts, and I need work on pulling myself and being in the moment.
What are you looking forward to in your senior year at WHSAD?
For my senior year at WHSAD I am looking forward to graduating. I am also looking forward to continue doing great in my classes and on the yearbook committee.
What are your plans for after high school?
My plans after high school are to relax and enjoy my summer before I have to enter college in the fall. For the summer I want to travel and plan trips and truly see the world.
What activities have you been involved in during your time at WHSAD and how have these activities helped you grow?
The activities I have been a part of in WHSAD are volleyball, indoor/outdoor track, art club, newspaper club, teen entrepreneurship club, yearbook club, and My Sister’s Keeper. I believe all these activities helped shape me into who I am because without having to balance all these activities, I wouldn’t have been so disciplined. I started volleyball freshman year, and I had the basic understanding of what to do but without joining the team and experiencing the love I received from my teammates, I would not be who I am. That also goes for track. I have a love-hate relationship with the sport, but I did enjoy the season I did run. You could ask anyone on the team every other week I talked about quitting but I didn’t and I always came back to practice the next day and continued going to meets and competing. The art club was an interesting experience since it was online but being a part of the club did motivate me to pick up pencil and paper and start drawing again even if it wasn’t the best. The newspaper club was/is very fun and I enjoy being able to express my own thoughts and give my perspective for the paper at WHSAD. I have always had an interest in writing and being on the newspaper helps me explore that. Teen Entrepreneurship is a club i joined senior year and don’t regret joining because of all the people I have meet in the club and the team leader, Ms. Amanda. This club really taught me to hustle and earn money based on my hard work. The yearbook committee is also a newly joined club and I love hearing everyone’s fun ideas for what to make for the last best class (class of ’22). Lastly, My Sister’s Keeper is a club I don’t regret joining because it is free therapy, and I can confide in people I would normally never talk to because I don’t branch out as much. Mr. Codio introduced me to the idea of this club, and I am thankful for that. All these clubs at WHSAD that I have joined tailored and make every part of me my athletic, creative, talkative, and money making, and I am grateful for them helping me grow as well.
What advice would you give to students in the lower grades?
My advice to the lower grades is don’t grow up too fast. High school is going to go by in a blink of an eye and you will regret not enjoying every moment while it lasts. My actual high school experience consisted of 2.5 years in person and the rest in front of a computer. So please have fun, and don’t try to rush all your high school experience. Also, your grades are important, so if you feel yourself slipping or losing motivation, talk to someone. There’s always someone that will lend a listening ear and can help with whatever you need.
(PS. If you want a challenge, take any class taught by MR. BALDWIN 😉
(PS… PS If you’re typing a paper, always use Times New Roman , size 12 font, double spaced. It looks better 😉