Author: Olivia O
21 January 2018
For this Take 5, I decided to interview Elizabeth H, a current senior. Elizabeth was recently nominated for a WEDU Be More Inspiring award for her volunteer work with the Kind Mouse, an organization that provides food for hungry children in our area.
Elizabeth H, class of 2018
1. What is one piece of advice to students entering high school?
“I would say to jump in right away and get involved. That’s something I wish that I did. I wish I had not been afraid to do what I want to do and join clubs that I want to be a part of. Also, do not be afraid that there are upperclassmen in the clubs – they are very welcoming, too.”
2. If you could spend the day with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
“I think my great-grandmother. I would like to spend a day with her. I knew her when I was really young. Having lived through both World Wars and the Great Depression, I would want to hear her perspective on those sorts of things. I didn’t really think about that when I knew her because I was too young.”
3. What is something that you feel like people don’t worry about, but should?
“I think with Shorecrest, this isn’t the case, but with our country, I don’t think people are as concerned about climate change as they should be. I think that it’s not just going to affect rising sea levels and temperature but also food supply and those sorts of things. I think it is going to have a much greater effect than most people realize.”
4. What is the best advice that you have ever received?
“I think the best advice I’ve received is to just be yourself and stand by what you believe in and value, but also to respect that not everyone thinks the way you do. I think that’s especially important now in our divisive political climate.”
5. How do you get your news?
“Probably like most people our age, I get it on my phone. I like the Apple News app a lot: you can customize issues that are important to you and sources that you like to read. I particularly like the New York Times and I get daily newsletters from it. The Times is really good: there’s a basic rundown of what goes on that day, and these are really helpful.”