Q: What universities have you been accepted to and what are your plans for next year?
I have been accepted to CSU and Iowa as of right now, but am still hearing back from four others. I have no clue what my plans are next year, but I am considering staying in Austin or going out of state.
Q: What advice would you share with incoming freshmen at HP?
Find your people and stick with them. Trying to be good friends with everyone and make everyone happy can be a workout, so find the people who love you best and be yourself at all costs. Also, get good grades freshman year. It will influence you throughout the rest of high school.
Q: What was your first year at Hyde Park?
My first year at HP was 9th grade.
Q: What is one extracurricular activity that you will remember?
Soccer. I have been captain for two years, and I have developed a great relationship with my coach and the other players. We always have fun, but we’re always pretty good too. It is such a long season and it is my favorite part of the year.
Q: Why are you confident to head out of state to attend college?
My family moved last year to Iowa, and I have been on my own ever since! I am incredibly independent, and I can’t wait to use that independence to learn about new places.
Q: What additional thoughts would you like to share about HP?
Hyde Park has provided the best community in sports, in the classroom, and with the teachers. Teachers especially make this place amazing, and it has been awesome getting to know these people.
Q: What teacher and/or class impacted your senior year?
My junior year I hung out in my English teacher’s room before and after school every day: Ms. R. However, she left my senior year and I was really sad. This year, however, I took Calculus BC. My class has turned into my family because there is only 9 of us, and Ms. Sierra is my best friend, school mom, and a huge role model in my life. This class, although double blocked, is by far the best part of my day. Especially since Ms. Sierra teaches us. Not only does she teach us Calculus, but she gives us advice and shares her life and testimony with us too. I think that is awesome.
Q: “I will always remember…”
I will always remember my kind teachers and close friends. My friends and I started a dinner club that went on for two years where we played board games, made dinner, and hiked. These are probably, to this day, my favorite memories I have ever made in high school.
Q: What is an activity at HP that provided confidence for your college years ahead?
Probably my teachers. I know that is not an activity, but they really have pushed me and encouraged me to do my best. They also convince me that I am capable, which I struggle to remember.
Q: What extracurricular were you involved in at HP?
YoungLife, Musicals, Plays, Soccer, Youth and Government, NHS