Freshman Friday: Varshini Kashyap

Ridhima Kodali, Staff Writer

Q: What is your favorite club/activity?

A: “My favorite activity is my piano class. I think it is a great relaxer for me when I get overwhelmed with school and life in general. I also really enjoy music theory.”


Q: One word to describe your first semester of high school?

A: “I would say unbalanced. It was really hard for me to find a good balance between school and leisure.”


Q: What is your favorite class you are taking, and why?

A: “Probably English,  because of my teacher, Mrs. Horowitz. I honestly have a similar opinion on most of my classes, so I don’t have a distinctive favorite.”

Q: What classes do you look forward to taking next year? 

A: “I look forward to taking some more interesting classes next year, such as AP Chem, AP United States government, and Politics.”


Q: What is the biggest difference between middle school and high school for you? 

A: “I would say there is more homework in high school than in middle school. Grades are also significantly more important in high school, which can be stressful.”

Courtesy of Varshini Kashyap
Freshman Varshini Kashyap plays with her puppy, Jasper.

Q: What clubs and activities are you participating in? 

A: “At school, I participate in HOSA, BPA, and GIDAS. I also attend piano and dance classes. I coach Science Olympiad at Clague Middle School over the weekends.”


Q: Where do you see yourself at the end of senior year? 

A: “I see myself preparing to go to college(hopefully a decent one). I hope after high school ends, I will be able to live a happy and successful life.”

Q: What is one goal you have by the end of this year? 

A: “To develop better-time management skills, before the end of this year, and they will also be crucial in the future.”


Q: Do you have plans for next year’s classes? 

A: “I have a pretty good idea of which classes I want to take next year, but there are a few things I’m still not sure of yet. My four-year plan meeting with my counselor helped me clear up some doubts.”


Special thank you to freshman Varshini Kashyap.