I know that the biggest thing I will take away from HSI is the people here. I will remember how everyone I met here had a goal in life and didn’t hide it. The people here want to do something with their lives which is a big improvement from the high schools I’ve been around because nearly everyone you meet is either too scared to share that they enjoy school and that they have a plan for their life, or they believe that parties and illegal things are all that matter. I will remember the friends I have made here. I have become friends with more people in this class of 48 in just a couple weeks, than I have in two years of high school with 1400 kids. I will remember all of the talent I saw here. Thien and Dillon where musical deities, Syler is a literary Genius, Jess and Rachel athletic gods, and everyone was an Academically outstanding achiever. The amount of skills these people had was only masked by one single unifying quality. The quality of Achievement. The students at HSI know how to work hard at a difficult problem over a long period of time. They put in the hours of practice to learn a musical instrument, they get up early and make the commitment of going to the gym in order to improve their athletic ability, they study because they want to learn, they push themselves, they work hard, and its all because they want to. The students of HSI enjoy becoming good at something and learning. We all enjoy education. That is what sets us apart from the rest. We are the people who go out and do things. Commit to things. We are the people who learn to love and love to learn.
Now to answer the questions mentioned on uwyo journalism.
What are the top 5 lessons you will remember from this class?
I will take away a lot about photography, the different styles and that pine cones = best picture.
What are the top 5 lessons you will remember from your sciences/math class?
There was a lot I learned about wiring and electrical engineering in my Robotics class.
What is your favorite memory from HSI?
Taco bell, that’s all I can say.
How do you think you’ve grown as a person from coming to HSI?
I definitely feel like its time for another phase to begin in my life, I feel like I need to grow up a bit.
How do you think HSI prepared you for college life and your future career path?
HSI hasn’t prepared me for college but rather broadened my horizons. It was a good experience to see what college is like, at least for a freshman, and now I think I want to try to do something big with my life straight out of high school and come back to college later on in life.
If you could re-live HSI, what would you do differently?
Nothing, and that’s a lot to say considering that I am the culprit behind the iPad incident, and its because the mistakes I make help me grow as a person.
What will you tell your friends and family back home about HSI?
I have already told a freshman friend of mine to apply, because she and I share a lot of similarities. I will tell my family what I said at the beginning of this blog, because that is what I feel that HSI best provides, An environment of people who are at the same age and stage who want to do something with their life.