Author: Olivia O
30 October 2017
This year, I decided that I wanted to better understand my peers, what they stand for, and who they truly are. I feel that as a community we need to make a conscious effort to understand the people who we spend every day with.
In my Take 5 column, I will be spending 5 minutes asking 5 questions to a new person each week. Please don’t be afraid to reach out to me if you want to be featured!
In my first interview, I spend five minutes chatting with Senna P, a junior. Senna has been attending Shorecrest since alpha and enjoys participating in our theatre program.
Senna P, Class of 2019
1. What is one piece of advice to students entering high school?
“I’d say that to be able to have a good time, you need to manage your time efficiently and not procrastinate because you will get behind. Have fun, don’t spend all of your time studying, get into an extracurricular activity, and get involved in something that you are really passionate about!”
2. If you could spend the day with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
“I would like to meet with the President so I could see where he stands on some issues. I know I couldn’t convince him, but I could give my insight to try and make a change.”
3. What is something that you feel like people don’t worry about, but they should?
“I don’t know if people really pay much attention to common issues regarding things like equality or giving everyone equal opportunity, no matter their race, gender, or sexual identity, whatever it may be.
4. What is the best advice that you have ever received?
“The greatest advice I have ever received is to go for your dreams even if people tell you that you can’t. I’ve heard people tell me that it didn’t work for them, so I shouldn’t try it, but every experience is different for everybody. An experience might be great for you, but not great for everybody else, so do what you want.”
5. How do you get your news?
“I get my news through the television, but also through newspapers, because I know there are a lot of unreliable sources of information both online and on TV. I try to get a bunch of different sources so I can make sure that they are accurate.”