Like most things during the Pandemic, our 4th grade outreach has looked different this year. With assistance from our stellar team of 4th grade teachers, students were able to receive five lessons from the College and Money Savvy Wildcat curriculum. Each class learned about an Ohio college, practiced good college-going behaviors and was introduced to the concepts of saving and investing. We are thrilled several teachers shared photos of their students in the midst of instruction. We are so impressed by our teachers who went above and beyond to deliver these lessons and our students who continue to be so engaged during this unprecedented year.
Like all students from the class of 2020, our graduating Seniors did not depart high school with the farewell we anticipated. However, that hasn’t stopped them from making their mark in college. Over ninety NHS Seniors chose to continue their education beyond high school and we were lucky enough to catch up one of them recently. Patricia Adesope is studying chemistry and biology as a freshman at Malone University in Canton, Ohio.
What has been the most significant adjustment since transitioning from home life to college life?
The hardest thing was adjusting from living with my family to living by myself and making my own decisions as an adult. There's no one to tell me what to do and what not to do and that alone scared me.
What is your favorite class and why?
My favorite class right now is Chemistry. I've always loved all my science classes. In high school it was not always my most rigorous class, but I loved all the lab work that came with it. Just learning and studying about this subject makes me happy.
What has surprised you most about college life?
I have realized college is far more challenging than high school and I wasn't prepared for hard work. As a college student I figured I would be socializing all day, but I was wrong. I was certainly not ready for balancing my social life, school life, work life and personal well-being. At home I would go to bed early, but in college I stay up very late because I want to complete my assignments and be ahead of the class - even though I have to wake up at 7 am for the next day’s classes! Thankfully, I have a block of time between classes when I can take a short nap.
Share a favorite memory, class, teacher, or experience from your time at NHS.
My favorite NHS memory was when I got a solo for the song "Shosholoza" my senior year in the choir. It was the best day of my high school career, and I'm very thankful for it. My other favorite recollection was being a member of the women’s basketball team. Even though I wasn't very good at playing basketball, I interacted with new and different people I could call my family and that meant a lot to me.
Have you chosen a major? If so, can you tell us what you plan to do for your career?
Yes, I'm a pre-med student double majoring in chemistry and biology. I want to be a cosmetic dermatologist. I love cosmetics, and I also love taking care of my skin.
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