Credit: Brady Graham, this is picture of one of the many classic Anacortes sunsets/sunrises, one much like the one our Seniors went out early in the morning to watch as the sun soared over the small town many of them have called home since the begining.

Two members of Seahawk Journal, Hannah McReynolds and Kaylin Frost, have interviewed 5 seniors and asked them how they feel about leaving AHS.


Gus Gray Interview


Hannah + Kaylin: Most memorable moment during school? This can range from Pre-k to now.

Gus: The most memorable moment of school was probably when I went to shock the island as Batman and beat up the Joker while a band played “Something in the way” that’s definitely in the top 3

H+K: 2. What do you think of High School ending?

G: I am nervous yet exited, it’s gonna be weird getting used to not waking up and going to school every morning 

H+K: Any regrets? If yes, what was one?

G: I regret not playing any sports 

H+K: Any recommendations or advice when dealing with school just in general?

G: Be kind and mindful to everyone even if some people annoy you, your kindness will always come back eventually 

H+K: Any future plans after High School? It’s okay to say I don’t know.

G: I am going to take a gap year and try to figure out what I want to do and how I might achieve that


Lucas Fraser Interview


Hannah + Kaylin: Most memorable moment during school? This can range from Pre-k to now.

Lucas: I remember the classes reaction back in sophomore year when someone read out kid the governors tweet about closing all the schools in the state everyone cheered.

H+K: 2. What do you think of High School ending?

L: I am glad to be done with high school now and ready to move on with life.

H+K: Any regrets? If yes, what was one?

L: Not going to school events like dances or field night and that kinda thing.

H+K: Any recommendations or advice when dealing with school just in general?

L: Go to school events since you can really only do them in high school and don’t let yourself fall behind.


Bella Sikic Interview


H+K: Any future plans after High School? It’s okay to say I don’t know.

L: Moving to Seattle with my dad

Hannah + Kaylin: Most memorable moment during school? This can range from Pre-k to now.

Bella: Probably this whole year, especially right now with senior assassin, its something I will never forget. 

H+K: 2. What do you think of High School ending?

B: Very relieved and ready to get a real job, but also gonna miss the big events like prom

H+K: Any regrets? If yes, what was one?

B: yes, I wish I had played football. 

H+K: Any recommendations or advice when dealing with school just in general?

B: Do anything that you want to (not if its bad though) do sports even if you’re nervous to try out, its worth it. 

H+K: Any future plans after High School? It’s okay to say I don’t know.

B: real estate and possibly law enforcement 


Isabel Shainin Interview


Hannah + Kaylin: Most memorable moment during school? This can range from Pre-k to now.

Isabel:

H+K: 2. What do you think of High School ending?

I: I got to participate in the Sister Cities exchange with Nikaho, Japan. Travelling to Japan for two weeks with a bunch of friends was so fun, and it made me more aware of the varieties of cultures and ways of living throughout the world, as well as the similarities between us. This experience taught me to be more open minded and recognize that everyone comes from their own unique background that I will probably never understand, so I should try to withhold judgement. 

H+K: Any regrets? If yes, what was one?

I: Nope.

H+K: Any recommendations or advice when dealing with school just in general?

I: I’m ready to be done with high school, but I’m also sad that we missed out on so much due to COVID. We were only fully in person during freshman and senior year – my friend’s sweet sixteen was the last thing I went to before quarantine. I wish that high school hadn’t been filled with the tragedy of COVID, and I think experiencing a pandemic during our formative years will have a lasting effect on this generation. 

H+K: Any future plans after High School? It’s okay to say I don’t know.

I: I will be attending Emory University in Atlanta to study psychology.


Connor Barton


Hannah + Kaylin: Most memorable moment during school? This can range from Pre-k to now.

H+K: 2. What do you think of High School ending?

Connor: I am super sad but thankful for how awesome my four years were.

H+K: Any regrets? If yes, what was one?

C: Nope

H+K: Any recommendations or advice when dealing with school just in general?

C: Take school seriously but don’t take yourself too seriously. Give yourself time to breathe and have fun. High school is the time to try new things, make mistakes, and learn from them.

H+K: Any future plans after High School? It’s okay to say I don’t know.

C: I am going to Villanova to study business.I am going to Villanova to study business.


Wow! These students really are thinking about what’s next, what’s happened, and what they have learned. New Up Coming Freshman, jot down some notes. Study those notes, and buckle your seat belt because high School is going to be a bumpy ride. (Ask anyone!)

Kaylin Frost

--She/Her-- --Creative Writing Editor-- --Freshman--

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