All of my seniors fill out a short questionnaire prior to their session. Their responses give me a little insight into their personality and help me prepare for their session. Most of them respond with a sentence or two, but Jacob is the exception. He sent the most thoughtful and authentic responses that I had to share just a few of them here...
What do you love most about High School?: What I love most about High School is that it really follows the saying "hard work is the great equalizer". The more you put into your HS experience and the harder you work then the more things you'll get out of it. High School gives you a chance to look into your future and there's all sorts of opportunities to find out what you want to do with the rest of your life. Your four years of HS essentially build the base for the rest of your future which is scary but at the same time awesome. You get the chance to experiment with different activities, subjects, and choices without having the pressure that you could lose your job or not be bringing enough money home to provide for your family. Besides everything HS does to help you with your future, you get to make memories that you'll remember forever and friends that you'll be excited to catch up with at your 20 year reunion!
What are you most looking forward to about your Senior Year?: What I am looking forward to most about my Senior Year is just having even more of an opportunity to step up as a leader. Being part of the senior class means that you get to set the bar for school spirit and the way your school feels which is awesome. I remember my freshman year looking up to the seniors as role models & it was so amazing to have these seniors on my XC team who I knew had my back. I'm excited to be that for the underclassman on my team and for the entire school. Finally I'm excited for all the big events that feel even more special your senior year like going to Football games, PROM, senior skip day (haha), and graduation. I feel ready to start planning for my future and get the chance to think of what I want to do the rest of my life!
Jacob-I have no doubt that your future is going to be filled with amazing opportunities. Your passion, enthusiasm, and desire to make the most of each and every moment is remarkable and will serve you well in whatever you choose to do! It was such a pleasure to work with you.