EHS names student of the week
Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?
A. This year I am a senior at Emmaus High School.
Q. Please provide the first names of your family members: parents, siblings and pets.
A. My family members include Michael and Cheshire (my mom and dad), my older brother Ben and my two younger brothers, Max and Joey. We have four cats, named Meow Meow, Pumpkin, Ptolemy and Khufu.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. My favorite subject is definitely history. Since middle school, my history teachers have been excellent at encouraging and expanding my love for the subject, taking from just something I was good at to my favorite subject. While I’m not good at every single part of it, I still enjoy learning some new, interesting facts whenever I can.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
A. I have received numerous special awards, including Excellence in Latin, Excellence in Choir, Outstanding School Spirit in Chorale and a Magne cum laude on the Medusa Mythology Exam.
Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities? How has being involved in this (these) organization(s) impacted your high school experience?
A. I am involved in the theater department, Fermata Nowhere (Emmaus’s men’s a cappella group), Art Club and Latin Club. Being involved with these organizations made me realize that no matter how few people you think you know, you will always be able to find people who share common interests and who will help you in all aspects of your high school career.
Q. What do you consider your biggest challenge to date?
A. I think my biggest challenge is definitely my own bad habits. Like almost every student, I struggle with finding the time and willpower to complete assignments on time. Although my teachers don’t often see it, a lot of the time I would complete assignments the night before they were due. While I have gotten better and learned from myself, I could definitely still learn a little bit more about time management.
Q. What is your next goal after high school?
A. My goal after high school is to attend college for a degree in teaching, while earning my teaching license at the same time. While I don’t currently have a single college in mind, I am looking to stay local so that I can participate in the study abroad programs.
Q. Whom do you admire? Why?
A. Out of all the questions asked, this is probably one of the most difficult for me to answer because there is no single person who I admire most. However, I think I would have to choose teachers. Every single one of them finds a way to get up each day during the school year and put up with children and then stay later. I am so excited to graduate and cannot believe the strength our teachers have to have in order to go back to school as a job.
Q. For what would you like to be remembered?
A. I would like to be remembered as someone who could help. I have a leadership position in a handful of clubs at the high school and this is all because I want to be able to help other people, whether it be with homework or with developing their interest in a certain activity. No matter what it is, I will do my best to help out and that is what I want to be remembered for.
Q. Do you have any advice for your peers?
A. I think the biggest piece of advice I can give is to just be exactly who you want to be. You can control how well or poorly you do in a class and only you can control other people’s perception of you. As long as you always know that you are in full control of yourself, there’s no reason why you can’t make the best of any situation.