Schuylerville High School
PARENTS: Meike Wiesenberg and David Brown
COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: Skidmore
AFTER COLLEGE: Pursue a degree in environmental science.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF THE LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL and THE MOST REWARDING: Adapting to remote learning and the various other changes that came with COVID-19. Most rewarding was when I received by 4th quarter grades and I realized my hard work paid off.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC/HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED: I learned a lot about myself. I realized how independent I am and I don’t need to rely on a group to be happy and accepted. During quarantine, I was able to explore my true self and how I am still growing and learning. I believe I’m more accepting of who I am.
WHAT IS THE MEMORY OF SCHOOL YOU WILL NEVER FORGET/WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: Going to my AP physics teacher’s classroom during study halls and other free time. AP physics is a tough class, but I was able to work well and have fun with my teacher and the other students. I was able to endure and excel in the course. I will miss the students – many I knew since kindergarten.
WHAT’S IN YOUR MUSIC PLAYER: Burning Pile, Mother Mother
FAVORITE BOOK OR AUTHOR: “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Housseni
BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: Moving on to the next stage. High school was a wonderful experience. It’s essential to face changes and experience life and not be hung up on a particular period of your life.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who stood her ground against sexism, which inspires me to stand up for women’s rights as well as minority rights.