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Follow the Freshman 5: Part 2

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Clarion is following these five freshmen over the course of their first year at RB.

Robby Filec, Staff Reporter

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They’re back! No, not Jamba Juice, the freshmen that Clarion interviewed about their goals. In this second interview of the series, we find out if they are achieving their goals, or if their goals are getting the better of them.

Nick Jepson

Nick Jepson is a bright, already committed student who is in Intro to T.V. Production, taking two languages, and honors classes.

Q. How has the year been going since Clarion last visited you?

A. It’s been going really well, I really like the school.

Q. Have you been any closer to achieving your goals?

A. Yes, I am getting straight As, that’s a good thing. My understanding  of my classes is improving. I am really understanding French and German.

Q. Have the obstacles you said would slow you down been slowing you down?

A. Actually, no. I haven’t had any obstacles at all, I passed them quickly. I am fearing finals though.

Q. Do you have any new goals?

A. No, I haven’t thought of any new goals.

Q. Do you still see yourself as the stereotype you said before?

A. Yes, I suppose.

 

Michael Degand

Michael Degand is a hardworking student who will look and ask for help when he needs it. He uses his resources to their full extent.

Q. How has the year been going since Clarion last visited you?

A. The year’s been going good. I’ve been getting good grades.

Q. Have you been any closer to achieving your goals?

A. Yeah, I’ve been getting a lot closer to A’s, and B’s and doing better on my tests.

Q. Have the obstacles you said would slow you down been slowing you down?

A. No, actually they haven’t. They help me focus on doing better.

Q. Do you have any new goals?

A. To get straight A’s and to do well on all my tests.

Q. Do you still see yourself as the stereotype you said before?

A. Yeah, I do.

 

Adolfo Linares

Adolfo Linares is a determined athlete and student who wants to hit hard on the field, and study harder.

Q. How has the year been going since Clarion last visited you?

A. It’s been good. School’s pretty slow.

Q. Have you been any closer to achieving your goals?

A. I’ve been maintaining an A, B average.

Q. Have the obstacles you said would slow you down been slowing you down?

A. I’m in wrestling, so I still have trouble with practice and getting homework done.

Q. Do you have any new goals?

A. Not really. I’m just in school to help me later in life.

Q. Do you still see yourself as the stereotype you said before?

A. Yeah, I still get my work done on time, and my grades are good.

 

Nick Kaczmarek

Nick Kaczmarek is an athlete who loves football almost as much as life itself.  As he says, “I love sports, and sports are my life.”

Q.  How has the year been going since Clarion last visited you?

A. Good.

Q. Have you been any closer to achieving your goals?

A. Yes, I got As and Bs last quarter and improved in football.

Q. Have the obstacles you said would slow you down been slowing you down?

A. No, because I haven’t gotten a lot of homework, just time consuming homework. Since football finished, I‘ve had a lot more time to do homework. 

Q. Do you have any new goals?

A. No, not really.

Q. Do you still see yourself as the stereotype you said before?

A. Yes, I still am not doing a sport in the winter, but I’m getting ready for baseball.

 

Renee Kunkel

Renee Kunkel aims to be a perfectionist. She already runs cross country and is in most honors. It is clear she hopes to run to success.

Q. How has the year been going since Clarion last visited you?

A. Great so far.

Q. Have you been any closer to achieving your goals?

A. Yes, I have. I joined basketball and met a completely new group of people.

Q. Have the obstacles you said would slow you down been slowing you down?

A. I have been trying not to make them large obstacles anymore, but they are.

Q. Do you have any new goals?

A. No, I stayed with the same goal of meeting new people and getting involved.

Q.  Do you still see yourself as the stereotype you said before?

A.  I think so, yeah.

 

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