To pay tribute to our senior class of 2018, we are continuing the tradition of Senior Salute, where we have a Q&A with our Harrison seniors. We will be posting these on a daily basis until the end of the school year. Today's senior: Nichole Smith!
What do you plan on doing after high school?
I had originally planned to attend Kennesaw State University, however I have decided to attend IU Kokomo for a semester or two, then transfer to Purdue University. I plan on majoring in Environmental Sciences to become some sort of Park Ranger or a Nature Conservationist. I love nature and hiking so I would really like to pursue that career.
What was your favorite class at Harrison?
My favorite class at Harrison was probably Human Development and Wellness. I had Mrs. Frist and she was a phenomenal teacher. I think I liked this course so much because I got to learn about the human body and the course material was completely different than any of my core classes.
Who is your your favorite teacher and why?
Although he does not teach here anymore, my favorite teacher was Mr. Glynn. Mr. Glynn approached math different than any other teacher I had ever had. He applied everyday situations to our math problems in order to come up with a solution to solve it. He also cared about the people we were, not just the students we were. A lot of teachers are focused on just teaching the material then forgetting about their students, however Mr. Glynn built us up as people and his goal was to help us succeed not just in school but in life overall. He is a great role model and person all around.
What's your favorite memory from Harrison?
A lot of my favorite memories come from marching band and being able to be a leader to underclassmen while still learning things myself and having a blast at the same time. Spring break during 2016-2017 was probably my most favorite memory though. It was so amazing to go to Disney for the very first time with some of my closest friends.
What will you miss about high school?
I will miss marching band so much and all of the friends I made through the band program. I will also miss all of the friends I made in my classes.
What will you not miss about high school?
I will not miss getting up at 6 am to get to school. Another thing I will not miss about high school is the schedules. It got boring after a few weeks to attend the same classes everyday at the exact same time.
If you could change anything about the last four years, what would it be?
If there was anything I could change about the last four years it would be not trying harder. I wish that I would not have goofed around my Junior year and I wish that I would have participated in more school activities and sports.
If you could tell your freshman self anything, what would it be?
If I could tell my freshman self anything it would be that high school is much more important than what people make of it. However, that I do not have to be stressed about everything constantly. High school should be about finding yourself and what you like, while getting a good education.