A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
“I’d like to get accepted into Yale, however, I wouldn’t want to go there,” says Sophia when asked about her goals. Sophia Androlowicz is a nice, caringthoroughly ambitious, ambitious, friendly junior at Woodside High School, who doesn’t lack in compassion. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA freshman and sophomore year and she would like to maintain this 4.0 throughout high school. When Sophia was questioned about why she wouldn’t want to go to Yale after being accepted there she answered with a laugh, “I don’t consider going into a career with law involved; however I would feel great knowing that I’m good enough to go to one of the best universities in the world.”
When Androlowicz was asked about what she liked about Woodside, she happily answered with a smile, “Woodside has an amazing campus. The I-wing has recently been constructed and it’s beautiful. The teachers here are much better than the ones at my middle school. Students and other Wildcats are really nice and I’m glad to be here.” Sophia is extremely involved in the Woodside Community. She has good grades, she plays lacrosse, and she is a S.O.S peer leader. Regardless of these responsibilities, she started the “Out of the Dark” club to increase the awareness centered onon suicide and depression.
Amaria is currently a sixteen-year-old junior at Woodside High School. When asked if she could live anywhere in the world she answered without hesitation, Japan. She and her close friends have a deep appreciation for their culture, enjoy Pokémon, and love reading anime. Amaria enjoys playing video games and watching murder mystery shows on the Investigation Discovery channel. Whether she is texting her friends or on one of the many social networking accounts she uses, Amaria is often on her phone.
She is a great writer, loves reading and her favorite subject in school is history. Outside of school, she spends most of her time with her aunt. Their close relationship often has people wondering if she is her mother. At home, she lives with her mom, grandparents and three younger siblings. Although, her siblings often cause her stress and annoyance, she can’t help but love them. She loves being around her pet pit bull, Jragon, who is very hyper and is often the source of a good laugh. Over all, Amaria is a compassionate and laid-back student that is extremely easy to talk to.
Michelle is a new addition to the Journalism class and has reasons for taking up the elective: Michelle wants to add spice to her school activities and she also says that people do not realize the commitment needed in order to be cheerleader. Being a cheerleader herself, she definitely knows what she’s talking about; she has been one since they were seven years old. She took a break from it and then got back involved last year.
So how much commitment goes into cheerleading? Cheerleaders are called in for many school events and have many practices. Michelle adds that they have to miss out on traveling with their family. Even during the summer the cheerleaders have to go to cheer camp and continuously practice. That certainly is a lot of commitment– and all they ask for is a little more recognition! Michelle aims to represent!
A devoted cheerleader with aspirations to be the best sits down and tells us her story: Briana Whitney, a junior, mentions how cheerleading is so underestimated, and anyone who doubts it is welcome to try it for themselves. Growing up, Briana would spend most of her time cheering and going to school. Never did Briana see cheering a problem; however, she noticed that others did. They believed that cheering was not a sport and was way too easy to be even be considered physical action. Instead of telling the world her opinion, she decided to prove them wrong by being the best cheerleader out there, while getting the grades and maintaining a social life. Today, she is slowly changing people’s minds and even motivating them to try out cheerleading. Briana’s story shows that a little hard work and motivation can not only help you reach your goal, but inspire others to have one.