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Prom 101
May 11, 2017

Most embarrassing memory freshmen year? “Getting my shirt caught on a door in the middle of the hallway and all my friends didn't see so I was just alone stuck, furiously trying to unhinge myself while a hundred upperclassman laughed at me as they walked by.”

No one is more excited than the seniors for to school to end in the next few weeks. For four years, the class of 2017 has managed to survive high school and are now ready to move on to bigger and better things. As one of the last published articles of my “professional” writing career at SHS, I decided to ask seniors some questions about their experiences, mishaps, and the advice they can give for those who have a few years left.

What was your favorite memory from high school?

“Senior Prom!”

“Boys ECC Championship run.”

“Turkey Day Game.”

“Track and field.”

“That fight over the sweatshirt.”

 

What is the most embarrassing moment you have from freshmen year?

“I accidentally sat in an AP Psych class thinking it was a Bearathon meeting and no one told me until the teacher asked everyone to turn in their essays.”

“Tripping up the stairs and having all my stuff fall down.”

“Getting my shirt caught on a door in the middle of the hallway and all my friends didn’t see so I was just alone stuck, furiously trying to unhinge myself while a hundred upperclassman laughed at me as they walked by.”

Left to Right: Jen Spadaro, Leslie Spencer, Alaina Scott, Emma Brown, and Hannah Garvey Freshmen Year

What is the best advice you could give to underclassmen?

“First two years are really important. Really solidify that GPA.”

“Don’t stress about friend groups because you will find people.”

“Do not procrastinate!”

“Find a hobby.”

“It goes by fast so really live every moment.”

“Don’t let little things bother you, keep moving forward.”

 

Name one important lesson high school has taught you.

“Time management.”

“How to not care about stupid things.”

“You control everything about you.”

“It doesn’t matter how popular you are, you’re only going to talk to a few people after high school so be sure to make some really close friends while you’re here.”

“You’re going to grow up and grow out of certain friendships and that’s okay.”

 

Who did you make the strongest connection with during high school?

“Myself.”

“An ex.”

“Gwalt.”

“My friends and a few faculty members.”

 

What is one class you recommend every student should take?

“AP Psych.”

“AP US History.” (x2)

“Programming”

“Women’s Studies with Houle.”

“Creative Writing.”

“Public Speaking. It seems scary but it helps and it was useful.” (x2)

 

What single moment from high school was the most memorable?

“Turkey Day Pep Rally.”- Hope Murney

“The musical.”

“Winning ECC’s for indoor track junior year.”

“Telling Eric Sadowski off in Women’s studies.”

Mrs. Whitman’s freshman Honors Bio class in 2014 (Left to right, back row is Matt Planchon, Leah Hallamore, Jack Ognisty, Emma Brown, Maia Smith. Front is Hope Murney and Heather Boucher)

What is one thing you regret not doing in high school?

“Not running for student government.” (x2)

“Not joining yearbook.”

“Being more outgoing.”

“Not doing more sports.”

“I didn’t do anything freshmen year, I wish I got more involved.”

 

Have you ever read the Brown and White?

 

We have a school newspaper? 2

Yes-2

My mom probably reads it idk-2

No I never have -3

 

High School has been a blast. We’ve complained about it for years, but it’s given us more than just an education. The friends we’ve made and the lessons we’ve learned over the last few years will also be a big part of our lives. To those who have been part of mine, thank you. Enjoy the last few weeks of senior year. We made it.

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