Mechanicville High School
PARENTS: William and Mary Claeys
COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: Attending Hudson Valley Community College then transferring to RPI for civil engineering
AFTER COLLEGE: I would like to help and restore the environment.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF THE LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL and THE MOST REWARDING: The hardest part is trying to learn virtually. The most rewarding part has been being able to see all of the work from my high school career come together.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC/HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED: I learned that I value close connections with my friends and family. I have changed by being more aware of the value of communication, especially when I could not see my friends in person.
WHAT IS THE MEMORY OF SCHOOL YOU WILL NEVER FORGET/WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: Debates during AP History class and being able to see my friends every day.
WHAT’S IN YOUR MUSIC PLAYER: I like a variety of music.
FAVORITE BOOK OR AUTHOR: “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J. Maas
BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: Being able to continue my education in a field that is important to me.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: My family inspires me the best.