What are your strengths and what areas of yourself would you like to improve?
I think that my strengths are my public speaking skills. I can write pretty well, but I wouldn’t exactly consider that one of my strengths. I would like to improve on my reading and writing in general. I feel like I also really need to work on my attention span. I tend to get disinterested or distracted from doing things often.
What are you looking forward to in your senior year at WHSAD?
I think I’m looking forward to all of the things that seniors get a privilege of enjoying. Our senior hoodies, shirts, and hats, plus the yearbooks. I am really looking forward to prom! I’m so excited for it! I think that everyone is going to have an amazing time, and I think it will be a very memorable night! Then of course graduation will be beautiful, and I’m going to be so happy seeing myself along with my fellow classmates graduating.
What are your plans for after high school?
My plans after high school are to enjoy my summer as much as possible before heading off to college. I want to work and train for cross country in the fall when I enter college. From there I just plan to stay busy doing as many things as possible. If everything turns out as planned, I will be a teacher in about 4-5 years!
What activities have you been involved in during your time at WHSAD and how have these activities helped you grow?
Well let me just start off by saying that I really didn’t sign up for the majority of the things I ended up doing, but I’m so thankful I ended up doing the things I did! I ran track and cross country all 4 years of high school, which was an absolutely amazing experience! Then, I randomly did an interview with one of my teammates, and that just changed everything for me. It was supposedly so good that I was told to do more. I really love doing them. I think they’re so fun to do and it just feels really natural doing them. Then I ended being leader of the PR (Public Relations) team which seemed fitting and was also really fun because it helped me explore my creativity. I worked in SYEP in the WHSAD Summer Bridge program, and that was just so much fun. I made some memories that I’ll never forget. Then during Summer Bridge I became part of the newspaper team which has been fun, but I have been so busy that I write in the newspaper occasionally although it’s still really fun. Finally, I’m currently doing Coop Tech and studying carpentry. I’m practicing a trade I have some knowledge in and will get a certificate to be able to work in the trade if I choose to. That’s an opportunity that I believe I’m really blessed to have.
What advice would you give to students in the lower grades?
My absolute biggest piece of advice I will give any students in the lower grades is try to be involved in as many things as possible. As I just said I did a lot of things, some on purpose and some not, but I enjoyed every single one of them. You will get so much experience that will come handy when you’re older. Besides that you will just have so many great memories to always look back on. The opportunities that this school has provided and is currently providing for the students are just unbelievable, and students will be surprised about how much they could get out of them by just being involved.