Senior Hawk Spotlight: Nalani DeJesus
As students enter their senior year of high school it is somewhat of a bittersweet feeling. As freshmen, we seem to believe that we have all the time in the world and that we will be in high school forever. However as we grow older and progress through the years, we realize that high school really does come to and end. While senior year is a time to be excited about our future and experiencing new things, there is that poignant feeling knowing that the people we have become so close with aren’t going to be with us every day anymore, and that we just have to accept that and move on.
Senior Nalani DeJesus express it perfectly: “I am trying to enjoy every second with my friends here at Hudson Catholic because I’ve now realized what little time we have left at this school together.” Read on for an exclusive spotlight interview with Ms. DeJesus, one member of the Hudson Catholic class of 2016.
Q: What are your greatest fears about leaving high school?
A: Not being able to stay in touch with all the friends I’ve made in high school.
Q: What do you plan to accomplish this year?
A: I want to keep my grades above a 92, so I do not have to take my finals this year and be worry free come the end of the year.
Q: What do you plan to accomplish after high school?
A: I plan on attending medical school and becoming a pediatrician.
Q: What is it like knowing that this is your final year in high school?
A: It is almost a bittersweet moment because I am excited to move with my life and experience new things, people, and places. But at the same time I am trying to enjoy every second with my friends here at Hudson Catholic because I’ve now realized what little time we have left at this school together.
Q: What is your dream college?
A: My dream college is Boston University because of their outstanding medical program and beautiful campus.
Q: How is this year more stressful than others?
A: On top of all the schoolwork and keeping up with my grades, I have the added pressure of finishing college applications and essays before their deadlines.
Q: Is senior life more stressful with going through the whole college application process?
A: Yes, it is more stressful.
Q: How has your year (so far) been easier in terms of school/class work or more difficult?
A: Overall, so far my year has been pretty easy considering all the work I’m doing with college applications and essays
Q: What is the worst part of being a senior?
A: The amount of college applications and work that has to be done before the whole process is over.
Q: What is the best part of being a senior?
A: The fact that I can really stop and enjoy every moment I have with my friends here at Hudson Catholic; it really means a lot more now knowing that I wont be able to see all of them in one place come next year.