Martese Davis, sophomore
When was the last time you felt real passion in your work? How is passion important to you and why? “The dance concerts are times that I feel passionate about dancing. Especially the last one because I really felt like I was finally free. I felt like all my hard work and training that I've had has paid off. Since I've only been dancing for one year it was kinda a memorable experience for me.’’
Camryn Day, 7th grade
"I would (want) to see what my life would be, go to the future and not return. So I would stay in the future."-Camryn Day, 7th grade.
Hannah Rohlfing, 8th grade
“If I was famous for engineering and inventing something that would help extend people’s lifespans, then yeah...because I could be helping people and I would be getting credit for it...I help people with homework sometimes. It makes me feel really good. I help myself when I help them. I think it helps me because I’m helping myself become a better person and to understand life.”-Hannah R...
Elijah Bivins, senior
If a close friend asked and genuinely wanted your opinion but you knew they'd find it painful, would you tell them the truth? “Yes, because I wouldn’t want them to continue doing what they’re doing because that’s them hurting themselves; and a friend wouldn’t let another friend do that. If (you do,) you’re a horrible friend.”-Elijah Bivins, senior ...
Heaven Uhuru, 7th grade
" [GCAA is] pretty nice. Since this is my first year, I haven't really experienced all of it. At my other school, we didn't switch classes, and the school wasn't this big. This is a new experience for me.” -Heaven Uhuru, 7th grade.
Richard Ellis, sophomore
“Would you rather have little friends and a lot of success or a lot of friends and little success?” “Little friends and a lot of success because I mean nowadays like friends you ain’t even got friends nowadays like I would have lot of success and little friends because I ain’t gotta worry about people switching up on me and it’s less drama and no money."-Richard Ellis, sophomore...
Paisley Regester, junior
“Would you like to be famous? If so, for what?” “I wouldn’t want to be famous in the way that most people are; I don’t like having that kind of attention on me. But I might want to be famous in my future occupation, which is archaeology -- not a very ‘famous’ job -- because being famous there wouldn’t attract mass attention, but would still be impressive in that line of work.”...
Kitt Daugherty, freshman
"The slime business really took off. I think we were the most successful class business that the maker space has ever had. And then there's also my plant watering system; you water one plant and it waters all of them. And I gave so many presentations on that, and everyone thought it was so cool because I used color water and you could see threw the tubes. And I had some power points on it that were re...
Jordan Gorham, 8th grade
“When I was a little kid I used to go over to his [my uncle’s] house a lot on my mom’s way to work. He used to play guitar, so he taught me how to play guitar...as I continued to play it became more fun. It just happened. It made us [he and his uncle] closer because he taught me how to play it, so it made a little bit closer because we both love guitar.”- Jordan Gorham, 8th grade
Paul Notaro, 6th grade
"I’m in Ars Nova and high school band. I got into it because I’m really good with music theory, and one day I just decided that I wanted to play the trombone, because I used to play the cello, but I didn’t like it. So I played the trombone and I was a natural and I love it now."-Paul Notaro, 6th grade
Nakayla Lawery, senior
“If you could go into the past, what time period would you visit?” “I would go back to when I had money. Like last summer. I’m just playing! I want to go to the 80's and 90's. It seems like so much fun. Food and stuff didn’t cost that much, or cars or houses, nothing really cost that much. And all the parties, hip-hop music started, and I just really would want to go.” - Nakayla Lawery,...
Rusty Smith, high school counselor
"Do not put too much value into what other people say about you. Especially if it comes across negatively, that you need to look at that person and determine, 'Do I respect them?' and if I do, then maybe I need to evaluate what they've said. If I don't respect them, what does it matter?... I know what's true and what's right," -Rusty Smith, high school counselor
Charles Pierson, junior
"Being at this school, and especially being at an art school, you’re constantly thinking about the future, at least in my perspective. I’m constantly thinking about the future, and what’s next for me, and whether or not I should stay on this path, do performing arts, or do musical theatre, or if it’s truly worth it. But all in all, whether or not I do it in the future, (and when I say do it...
Reagan Perniciaro, senior
"I guess my biggest fear is that I don't live up to my potential, that I fail at life."
Michelle Oyola, middle school English teacher
“Family is most important to me. I have a husband and two wild boys, and I have an eighty pound lap dog and a cat, and they are...they’re home. Like, you can go out and do things and be things and dream things, but I think everybody needs a home.” -Michelle Oyola, middle school English teacher