Arlingtonian photographer interviews five juniors and five seniors about their plans for next year and their experiences at UAHS

by Grace Call, ’20


Junior Izzy Peterson

Q: What are you scared for for senior year?

A: I’m scared to leave all the people I’ve known my whole life and gone to school with for such a long time.

Q: What are you excited about for senior year?

A: I’m excited to be the oldest at the school.

Q: What will your focus be?

A: “I want to go into nursing so just like science credits that will help me get there.”


Junior Matthew Shepherd

Q: What are you scared for for senior year?

A: I’m most scared for the college application process and results. It’ll be such a large influence on my life, and I don’t feel like a fully grasp it yet.

Q: What are you excited about for senior year?

A: I’m excited for everything, but mostly for graduation. As much as I love my time here, I’m excited to explore different areas and see where life takes me.

Q: What will your focus be?

A: Next year I’m focusing mainly on difficult STEM classes, the kind that will keep me prepared for college.


Junior Maddi Mardas

Q: What are you scared for for senior year?

A: I’m scared that senior year is going to go by too fast because junior year was a blur.

Q: What are you excited about for senior year?

A: I’m excited for an easier schedule and more study halls.

Q: What will your focus be?

A: I want to go into nursing.

 


Junior Gonzalo Pizarro

Q: What are you scared for for senior year?

A: First off, one of the biggest issues that I run into senior year is that there’s so much to be done in just that little school year time. Like applying to colleges, finalizing those grades and getting everything through, but I wouldn’t say I’m scared. It’s more nervous excitement.

Q: What are you excited about for senior year?

A: Graduation. Moving on from this little section and moving on into bigger things.

Q: What will your focus be?

A: Senior year, I’m going to be very career driven. I mean, I’m very career driven now, but I think senior year especially with capstone and everything, and I have a lot of motivation now but I think in the future it will increase.

 


Junior Meghan Keeler

Q: What are you scared for for senior year?

A: I am scared to get senioritis.

Q: What are you excited about for senior year?

A: I am excited for open study hall.

Q: What will your focus be?

A: Senior year, I plan to focus on building up a portfolio in photography.


Senior Jack McHugh

Q: What is one of your favorite high school memories?

A: Probably working in room 172 and having classes there pretty much the second half of the day. Lots of fun projects were made.

Q: What are you doing after high school?

A: I’ll be studying some discipline of engineering at UC.

Q: What piece of advice do you have for incoming seniors?

A: Find some secret parking for the second half of the year. Good luck.


Senior Joelle Wernick

Q: What is one of your favorite high school memories?

A: My favorite high school memory would probably be just all of the days when I would karaoke sing with Mr. Negle. Yeah, the days we would karaoke sing across the room when we were doing projects.

Q: What are you doing after high school?

A: After high school, I am going to Ohio University.

Q: What piece of advice do you have for incoming seniors?

A: Incoming seniors—this kind of fits for all grade levels I guess—but don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and be who you are. That’s so cliché to say “be who you are,” but a lot of people are afraid to do what they want to do because of the judgement of others. Just be who you are and don’t be afraid of what others think because everyone’s going to be mean regardless especially in such a judgmental environment. So definitely just do what you want and don’t care what other people think of you.


Senior Daniela Wainfor

Q: What is one of your favorite high school memories?

A: My absolute favorite high school memory would have to be last year when we went on the symphonic east coast tour. We were walking through central park and we were under a bridge, and I remember this guy had a guitar and he was just playing . . . like they do. We just gathered around him and started singing along with him and it was such a beautiful, organic moment.

Q: What are you doing after high school?

A: I’m planning on attending Miami University and majoring in international business and doing a co-major with fashion merchandising.

Q: What piece of advice do you have for incoming seniors?

A: I would say make sure you stay motivated through third quarter and make sure that you get good grades and all that so you can relax fourth quarter but still finish off strong.


Senior Will Price

Q: What is one of your favorite high school memories?

A: The thing I’ll remember most school wise are the teachers I had like Dr. Miller and Mr. Endres who made everyday fun.

Q: What are you doing after high school?

A: I’m going to Ohio University and majoring in journalism.

Q: What piece of advice do you have for incoming seniors?

A: It’s one year, get through the work and you’ll be done for good.


Charlotte Janes: senior.

Q: What is one of your favorite high school memories?

A: When my photo class was allowed to bring in food. We had kind of like a Thanksgiving with our class.

Q: What are you doing after high school?

A: I am planning on becoming a photojournalist.

Q: What piece of advice do you have for incoming seniors?

A: Manage your time wisely.