Staff Advice to Seniors

Staff Advice to Seniors

Paola Gomez-Garcia, Reporter

Adam Cooley: “Each day of your life is a new opportunity to reinvent yourself. If you don’t like who you see in the mirror or how you fill your days, make a change. It all starts with a single step and the commitment to take a risk to improve your reality. Fulfill your dreams by making realistic plans and following through with them.”

Adam Mackie: “Follow your bliss.” -Joseph Campbell

Ann Hyde: “Believe in yourself, and don’t be afraid to admit when you don’t know something. You are stronger than you think.”

Antonio Wyche: “Enjoy it while it lasts, because the real world is on its way.”

April Christianson: “Stand in your truth.”

Brian Malta: “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone for others. Unfold your own myth.” -Rumi

Chemene Breiner: “Don’t sweat it. [Students] feel they have to achieve so much and it’s OK to not be somebody right away, don’t feel the stress to figure it out. You’re so young.”

David Dobler: “When you guys are in charge of the world think of all the lessons you learned.”

David Little: “Seniors are accustomed and conditioned to working hard, going to classes, doing a lot of reading, listening to teacher and taking notes. Take all that energy and all that training and continue it to college or a trade school. Do it now because if you take a year off you’ll forget all that and it’ll be hard to get into that mindset.”

Erin Laichak: “You are your home. Don’t stray too far from it.”

Hope Gage: “Go out and make your own money so you can be in charge of your life. Don’t let some boy tell you ‘you can’t buy that purse,’ you can buy that purse! Once you have your education, just go out, learn languages, and explore the world. Make it your oyster!”

Kirstin Davis: “Follow your gifts rather than your passion because we all have gifts and those are going to bring you wealth and happiness.”

Lakhita Hodge:  “Anyone who interprets your growth as a threat, does not deserve to be in your life!”

Rachel Kittoe: “Enjoy your twenties!  It’s one of the only decades of life that offers freedom without a whole lot of responsibility.  Have adventures and travel and find out who you are and what makes you happy.”

Rachel Stephl: “Enjoy college! Take courses that interest you and inspire you to learn for more than just a grade. Try to find a career that you love and that challenges you.”

Scott Kniefel: “While it is noble to try to make the world a better place, in an everyday, impactful way we can (with little effort) change the community around us.  Reach out to people in need, volunteer your time at a local organization, or find a way to make your neighborhood a better place.  If we all strive to change where we are at, then the world will surely change as well.”

Sven Berglund: “Life is short, play more, work less!”

Sven Gustafson: “Follow your dreams. Don’t ever have the question mark of ‘what if?’”

Temperance Tinker: “Life is tough, but so are you.” -Kid President

Vicky Filemu-Tueipi: “Be yourself, do the best you can and stay focused.”

Yolanda Fuhrer: “Take a chance! You don’t know how it will turn out but later on, you don’t need to question ‘where would I be’ or ‘what would have happened if… ‘”