As a way to honor the seniors of Harrison, the Harrison Pulse is doing a segment where we share a Q&A with selected Raiders from the class of 2017. Each day we will be releasing another part of this series. Today's senior is Olivia DeCrane:
What was your favorite class at Harrison?
My favorite class was French IV. It’s a really small class and we’ve all been together for four years, so we’re all really close. We also have a lot of snack days, and I eat so much food I never have to eat lunch.
If you could change anything about the last four years, what would it be?
I would tell myself to get out of my comfort zone and make more friends and spend time with them after school. I regret being too nervous to ask people to hang out.
What would you tell your freshman self now?
Talk to people more, you’ll be fine
What is your favorite TV show?
Parks and Recreation
Describe your worst date experience.
I went to a movie with my boyfriend, his friend, and his friend’s girlfriend. It was definitely not a movie I would normally see, but my boyfriend was really excited to see it, so I was willing to see it with him. His friend was excited too, but the girlfriend was not at all. She drove us there (she was the only one who had a license) and was clearly not happy about it. Then, during the movie, she left to go to the bathroom… and never came back. She walked to Starbucks and stayed there until the movie was over. I did not like the movie, but I never would’ve thought to leave. It was really awkward.
What is your favorite memory from Harrison?
My favorite memory is being asked to Homecoming my junior year, because that’s when I was introduced to lots of fun people that I am close friends with now.
Who is your favorite teacher and why?
My favorite teacher is Mrs. Hayden. I’ve had her for four years and she encouraged me to study abroad, which in turn helped me to choose my major.
What will you miss about high school?
I’m going to miss the memes that are posted after standardized tests like the PSAT and AP tests. RIP me after that potato
What won’t you miss about high school?
Immature people. I know there are immature people in college, but at least in college I can walk away and I don’t have to sit through a whole lunch hour with annoying clapping and bag popping.
What do you plan on doing after high school?
I’m going to IU and planning on studying French and learning other languages as well.