The Angelica Dorado Highschool Experience

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It’s that time of year again. The mornings are getting colder, air is getting crisper, and the seniors of 2017 are preparing to send in their college applications and dive headfirst into their future. Every person has a different story about how their high school experience was, and today we’ll be hearing perspective answers from Angelica Dorado, the most hardworking senior of him or her all.


Amanda Jones: Well thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with me.

Angelica Dorado: Be quiet and ask me the questions, you know I would always take the time out of my day to do something small like this for you.

AJ: Uh huh, sure. I’m just going to jump right into this though. This is your final year of high school and I know you’re excited for it. You’ve kept your grades up throughout your four years and you’ve come out pretty unscathed from what I can tell. What helped you stay focused and strong throughout high school and what especially helped you in ninth grade? Do you have different motivators then, or has it all stayed the same up until now?

AD: I didn’t have a good support system in 9th grade I was all that I had and I was still doing really bad. I kept myself going from 9th-10th grade. What really changed was my group of friends. The group I had in 9th grade is not the same that I have today. My new group of friends really motivates me to be the best I can be. They keep me going and determined. They really pushed me to do my best and to not give up even though I really wanted to.

AJ: That was a more thorough answer than expected, wow. Okay, where are you taking your senior portraits?

AD: I took my senior photos with Prestige. They just rented out a space and had their studio there. They change locations every year.

AJ: Have you felt that you’ve missed out on any “typical” high school experience moments?

AD: Yes. I feel like I missed out on going to events and doing typical high school stuff like sneaking out or going to bonfires with my class. It’s simple dumb stuff but I really wish I could have been apart of it.

AJ: I don’t think that’s stupid, not at all. So, was it difficult for you to send out college applications? How did you narrow down your choices?

AD: I’m actually still looking at places, mainly community colleges. I’m probably going to stay a while and transfer to a four-year.

AJ: Are you excited to graduate?

AD: Yes! I have so many plans after high school I really can’t wait to get my diploma and leave.

AJ: Last question, if there was one thing throughout your four years of high school you could change, what would it be?

AD: Honestly? I would have tried harder in 9th and 10th grade. I was really stupid back then and thought the grades didn’t matter. My decisions back then made me struggle in the future and I really wish I could go back and redo those years.

This is just one interview about a student’s high school experience out of the thousands out there, but Angelica’s is just as important as anyone else’s. Her thorough answers about her experience and her explanations on what she wants to do afterwards offers vivid insight on who she is as a person and how far she’ll go in the future.

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