I get up a little after 5 a.m. because swim practice, the first of two that day, begins at 6 a.m. and ends at 7:30 a.m. From there I go straight to breakfast. Breakfast is a must! I’m very hungry after our workouts so it’s great to have a big breakfast ready at the dining hall.
I’ve used extra help period a lot, mostly in math. It’s great to be able to get some questions answered before the day begins.
Pottery is a nice, calm way to start the day. Art has never been my thing but I like pottery because it’s 3D and hands-on. It’s been a good experience.
Assembly is a lot less formal than Chapel, which I also like. I love listening to senior speeches at Assembly. It’s important to hear from the older students and their experiences here. It sort of marks out a path for the underclassmen.
Physics is my favorite class right now and I really like how Mr. Gardner teaches. He’s very visual and I’m a visual learner. We do a lot of hands on stuff, like in pottery, and I relate to that very well.
The dining hall is amazing this year. Healthy food is important to me as an athlete and they offer great choices. I usually try several different things.
English this year is American literature so we’re reading a lot of short stories. I’m better at reading than writing but English has always been a challenge for me. Even so, I know I can get help if I need it.
Math has been a challenge for me in the past, but I’m doing well in pre-cal. Mr. Lecce’s class is pretty relaxed. I use Mr. E in the library a lot for help in the evenings. He’s awesome and explains things in a different way, giving you another point of view.
We only speak Spanish since it’s a 350 level class. We even have to ask questions in Spanish – there are no English words used at all. I think that has really helped me with my Spanish, just hearing the language a lot, especially with Profe doing so much of the speaking.
4 p.m. - Swim practice
I have a little more time to get to swim practice on Friday, since school ends a little earlier. Practice usually goes to 6 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. on Fridays.
6 p.m. - Dinner and Evening
I can eat in the dining hall or, during football season, at the tailgate if there’s a home game. I like to go to the games, take in the Tiger Walk, and cheer for the team. If the swim team has Saturday practice, I’m there a little earlier than some of the other kids. Sometimes I’ll go out to dinner or a movie on Friday. I have to be back by 11:30 p.m. and usually go right to bed.