What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Michelle Waller

1 What programs and activities do you participate in?

I participate in wrestling cheerleading, concert and chamber choir, art club, National Honor Society, musical theater, and service.

2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of?

Academically, I am most proud of receiving an academic letter every year so far in high school, as well as becoming a member of the National Honor Society.

3 What’s your best piece of advice for younger students?

Looking back on things now, I would definitely encourage younger students to pursue what they’re passionate about and try new things. While high school can come with a lot of pressure, finding something you love to do helps to keep you grounded. It’s also important to remember that you don’t need to strive for perfection as long as you’re striving to be a better person.

4 What is your go-to song or artist?

I really enjoy listening to all kinds of music, but one of my favorite bands is Coldplay.

5 What is your favorite class or subject and why?

My favorite subject this year is art. Being a senior can come with a lot of pressure, but I always look forward to going to my clay class. It’s a perfect way to relax and learn new things by making something new every day.

6 What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is “Pride and Prejudice.” I really enjoy classic literature and being able to see what Jane Austen wrote about is really enjoyable to me.

7 If you could have dinner with someone famous, who would it be?

If I could have dinner with anyone famous, I would choose my favorite author John Green. All of his books are so inspirational and it would be so interesting to ask him questions about them.

8 What are you working hardest on right now?

Right now I’m trying to dedicate myself to a successful senior year. The time is already passing quickly, and I want to leave with as many good memories as possible. Whether I’m at cheerleading practice, working in class, rehearsing in choir, or finishing an art project, I’m trying to give each task 100 percent of my effort.

9 Who is your role model in life?

My role model is my mom. When she was my age, she got herself through college and worked hard to reach her goals. Growing up, she’s taught me what strength and perseverance look like. I hope that I continue to make her proud in the future and learn to have the same determination she does.

10 What is your favorite memory from your time in Fort Dodge schools?

My favorite memory out of all the amazing things that have happened at my school is hard to choose. Especially this year, I’m grateful to my classmates and teachers for all the great experiences. If I had to choose one, it would be the last football game of the year when we rushed the field after we won. It was a great way to end the football season.