“I am SO ready to leave.”

Staff Writer: Jordan Van Dyke

This month I want to jump back in and talk with senior Brooke Schoonmaker. Keeping it short and simple with a student profile. I started off by asking Brooke a few basic questions about her plans for her last year in high school and what her plans are for after high school. I also asked a few random question’s so readers could get to know her a little bit better. I hope you enjoy!

  1. Do you see any differences in the first semester of this school year compared to past years?

It is a lot easier and laid back. Since I am a senior, I know all the rules of the school so that is the last thing I worry about unlike freshman year.

  1. What have you been doing for your Senior Capstone?

I have been shadowing a Physician Assistant. I did the post-secondary option as well. I feel senior capstone really helped me decide on my career.

  1. How do you feel about this year’s senior capstone requirements? Do you think it is easier or harder?

I personally think it is easier. It’s a lot less stressful and we can focus on our other classes better. Plus, its better its only one semester a well. I like that we can get it over with. Once capstone is done, I can give my full attention to my other courses and getting my GPA as high as possible for college.

  1. What are you anticipating will be the hardest part of senior year?

Definitely stand and deliver or boards, the stakes are high, and you must do your best with a lot of pressure added to you. I get very nervous when it comes to presenting in front of people, so it is a little nerve racking, but I know it will be worth it.

  1. What are some steps you are taking towards college? Besides senior capstone.

I have participated in a few college fairs. I have applied to some colleges too, such as Chatt Tech and Georgia Highlands. I plan on applying to KSU and UNG as well.

  1. Do you think senior capstone has benefited you and prepared you for the future?

Yes, the reflections have helped me with knowing the real insight on my career and has prepared me for what is going to come in the future.

  1. What has been your favorite part of High School if you had to choose one?

I can’t choose one, high school has been one big memory and I would not change anything that happened. High school goes by within the blink of an eye, so I tried to cherish every moment I could. High school will not be missed though.

  1. What has been your least favorite part of High School if you had to choose one?

Definitely Spanish class with Senora Arnold. As a freshman, her class was terrifying to me. She pretty much scared me into doing my work.

  1. What are some extracurricular activities you have done and currently do?

Through freshman and sophomore year I worked closely with the journalism class and on creating the school newspaper.

  1. What are your plans for after High School?

I plan to go to Chatt Tech and get my course classes in, then I want to transfer to Mississippi State and get my degree there.

11.Tell me a little bit about your family.

I have two sisters (one older, one younger). Their names are Jessica and Tatum, I have six animals in my house currently (one bunny, one bird, one cat and three dogs). It is a little hectic at times, but it keeps things interesting.

12.What is your favorite animal and why?

I love sloths because they sleep all day and that’s just a mood. A true spirit animal. I feel a real connection.

  1. You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why? Go into detail.

I would be a pretty shade of black. Black is my favorite color and it goes with everything. Including outfits, designs, paintings, anything you can think of. I feel like my spirit itself is dark haha.

  1. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

When I was walking to class during my freshman year, I was running because I was going to be late and I tripped over the median by the 800 trailers and face planted. My best friend Jordan laughed and still, to this day, thinks it’s hilarious.

  1. Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself?

Not really. I am just thankful I am about to be done with high school, and I am SO ready to leave.


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