Senior Feature: My Tran

By Erica Sells

As we enter the second semester, the class of 2020 gets even closer to the day they shall be thrown onto the busted-up car named “Life”. But before that, the news team thought it’d be a good idea to find out what’s running through their heads. Specifically, My Tran’s. 

My Tran is a part of the Academic Team and is a library aide. As a Senior, she feels that she has learned a lot but is still confused about what’s ahead. She has benefited from the dual credit classes, though she thinks she would have been even better prepared with a class to teach her real-life skills. Such as filing taxes, tuition, student loans, etc.. 

My Tran working hard behind the circulation desk.

My Tran has already applied for and been accepted to Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee, Northern Kentucky University, Campbellsville University, and Wayne State University. She chose these colleges because of their exceptional biology and medical courses.

At one of her many options, she will earn a bachelor’s in biology and enter a medical school to become either a Ph.D. or an MD. Because she loves helping others and biology has always been a fun subject, she decided to be a doctor. My Tran advises that her underclassmen, “hang out with [their] family and friends as much as [they] can because Senior year comes and goes very quickly”. Tran has a reputation for being a hard-working, passionate student who values family and has a bright future ahead of her. 

Student Spotlight: Cassidy Farwick

Sophomore Cassidy Farwick

By: Hannah Alford

 If you know Cassidy you know that she is truly herself and never lets anyone dull her sparkle. She is very involved in school and the community. Below I asked her a few questions to inform others about her character.

Q: What is one goal you have for yourself?

One goal that i have always had was to get into the college of my dreams.

Q: When you were younger, what did you imagine yourself as?

When I was little I imagined myself as a princess, because what little girl doesn’t wanna be a princess.

Q: If you could use three words to describe yourself, what would they be?

Three words that would describe myself would be funny, smart, and caring.

Q: What do you enjoy in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy watching TV.

Q: What is your biggest regret about school?

My biggest regret about school is not trying hard enough on the ACT.

Q: What is something that adults don’t seem to understand about kids?

Something that some adults don’t seem to understand about kids is that we grew up in a different generation and things are just not the same.

Q: What is a fictional character you would like to meet in real life?

I would like to meet Batman because who doesn’t wanna meet a superhero.

Q: What is your favorite excuse for not turning in homework on time?

My favorite excuse for not turning in homework, or forgetting it is saying that I fell asleep and could not finish it.

Q: What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?

The accomplishment that I am most proud of is being selected as a RHS ambassador. I love serving others and being proud.

Q: What is something that most teachers would be surprised to know about you?

Something that I think would surprise teachers, would be them finding out I am double jointed.

Student Spotlight: Elijah Kemp

By: Hayle Sharp

Senior Elijah Kemp

Elijah Kemp (known as Eli to his friends) is a Senior and is on the basketball team. He is our student spotlight of the week and here is what he shared with me.  

Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?

The thing I’m most proud of is being MVP at DTG basketball tournament for championship game.

Q: What would most of your teachers be surprised to know about you?

Most teacher would be surprised that I like to write.

Q: What fictional character would you like meet in real life and why?

A fictional character I would like to meet is Phineas and Ferb because I could build stuff with them!

Q: What’s your favorite excuse for not turning in homework on time?

My favorite excuse to tell my teacher when I don’t turn in my homework in on time is I done it but left it at home.

Q: What do you like to do with your free time?

What I like to do with my free time is to play Basketball.

Q: What is your biggest regret about school?

My biggest regret about school is that I’m inconsistent when I do my work.

Q: What do most adults don’t seem to understand about kids?

What most adults don’t seem to understand is that we aren’t them and won’t make the same mistakes they did because we’re different!

Q: What are three words or phrases that describe you the best?

 “Some one guard me!!”

Q: When you was younger, what did you used to imagine yourself as?

 I always seen myself as a superhero or a NBA player

Q: What is one goal you have for yourself?

 One goal I have for myself is to make lots of money and take care of my family beyond my time here.

Alex Wright

By: Hayle Sharp

Alex Wright (as known as Alex to his friends) Is a Senior who loves to draw all kinds of things!

Q: How did you first get interested in art? Or what drew you to art?

What first drew me to art was that I was able to express myself in my drawings.

Q: What type of art do you most enjoy the most?

I enjoy drawing the most

Q: What do you like about that art form?

I’m able to create the art way I want to.

Q: What is the art that you are most proud of what piece do you like the most? Why?

I can’t really pick which of my drawings is my favorite because I like them all.

Q: Do you plan to pursue art as a career? What path do you want to pursue or attempt?

I would like to do auto-body because I would be able to paint.

Q: What is the most challenging part of being an artist?

The most challenging part about being an artist is the drawers block.

Q: What is the most positive thing you have gotten out of art?

The most positive thing I have gotten out of art is that the world is full of art!

Q: Three words to describe your art style?

Three words to describe my art style is different, love, and over welling.  

Q: Any advice for others who are nervous or scared about trying something artistic?

I would tell someone that they should never give up.

Q: What is one goal you have for yourself?

One goal I have for myself is that I never give up!!!

 

Haley Hardesty

By Hayle Sharp

Senior Haley Hardesty

Haley Hardesty (as known as Lee to her friends) is a Senior and Vice President. She is our student spotlight of the week and here is what she shared with us.

Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of winning Senior Vice President because I thought all odds were against me however with the help of my amazing peers I pulled it off

Q: What would most of your teachers be surprised to know about you?

For the last two years, I have been growing up without a mother or a father. I want them to know that I am who I am today because of myself.

Q: What fictional character would you like meet in real life and why?

I’d like to meet Dory, I realize she’s a fish however the fact that she had a memory disorder and she still managed to find her way around the world “ocean” is truly incredible fish or not!

Q: What is your favorite excuse to tell your teacher when you don’t turn in your homework on time?

My little brother ate it, literally!

Q: What do you like to do with your free time?

Hanging out with my family, working, and watching criminal documentaries

Q: What is your biggest regret about school?

My biggest regret about school is that early in the years of school I didn’t take it as seriously as I should have. I could have excelled a lot more than I have already if I would just have not goofed off

Q: What do most adults don’t seem to understand about kids?

Although we may be early in our age that doesn’t mean we can’t be knowledgeable because some of us are way more advanced than our age group.

Q: What are three words or phrases that describe you the best?

I’m honest, goofy, and irreplaceable

Q: When you were younger, what did you used to imagine yourself as?

I wanted to be a mermaid

Q: What is one goal you have for yourself?

I want to make sure my younger siblings are taken care of.