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What Seniors Are Saying: Ariana Schultz

1. What programs and activities do you participate in?

I am involved in Dodger Senate, Big Dodger, Little Dodger, Silver Cord, Ambassadors and AmeriCorps.

2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of?

I would say that I am most proud of AmeriCorps. This year was the first year we have had it at our school and it allowed me to help out the counselors and my classmates. I was able to help with scholarships, reaching out to students, and help make sure everything was on track for seniors to graduate. It has been one of my favorite things to be involved in at the school.

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

My best piece of advice would be to create positive relationships with your teachers and enjoy the classes you have. When I was having a bad day, it was the teachers who I was closest to that would notice and check on me. Their classes became the highlight of my day and kept me in a better mood about going to school for their class. Also, your counselors are there to help, go see them. They will become your best friends during your senior year.

4. What is your go-to song or artist?

I love a variety of music so my answer changes quite frequently, but right now my favorite song is “Trying My Best” by Anson Seabra.

5. What is your favorite class or subject and why?

My favorite subject has always been English, but the class that was my favorite was astronomy taught by Mr. Johnson. He made the class a learning experience while also making it fun. Every day he would tell us a “Joke of the Day” and fill us in on some things he dealt with during school, creating a solid relationship with his students.

6. What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is “10 Things I Hate About You.”

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

Galileo would probably be one of my top choices. He is someone we learned about in most of my science classes over the years and it would be interesting to hear what he has to say, in person.

8. What are you working hardest on right now?

Scholarships for sure. Balancing a job, school and scholarship season can be a lot of work, but I would hate to miss out on the opportunities scholarships provide so I will gladly spend my spare time working on them.

9. Who is your role model in life?

My mom. She’s one of the strongest people I’ve ever met and I can only hope that I make her as proud as she makes me. We’ve been through a lot together, but I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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

Friday night football games with my friends. Getting to watch your friends out on the field and make memories with the people sitting with you is something I am so glad that I got to experience. It was definitely hard to say goodbye to football season this year.

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