Freshman Friday: Faith Weems

Freshman Faith Weems
at the top of Waimea Canyon in Kauai, Hawaii.

Courtesy of Weems

Freshman Faith Weems at the top of Waimea Canyon in Kauai, Hawaii.

Anjali Nadarajah, Staff Writer

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what hobbies/sports you do.

A: “A little bit about myself? Well, I’m in marching band, I like to hang out with my friends, and I have 3 brothers.”


Q: How would you describe your transition from middle to high school?

A: “Difficult. There are definitely some challenges, big and small, but my community has made it easier.”


Q: What class was the most interesting this year and why?

A: “For me, I would say engineering and design. I have a lot of creative freedom in the class. On Wonder Wednesdays, I create whatever I want. ”


Q: What are 3 words to describe your first year of high school so far and why did you choose them?

A: “Eventful, because I always have something to do. Demanding, because I feel like everything is so urgent all at once. Freedom, because I don’t feel as micromanaged as I did in middle school”.


Q: How has high school surprised you so far? Were there any skills you had to learn to get work done or fit school into your schedule?

A: “High school is not as different from middle school as I thought it would be. What surprised me is how responsible you are expected to be for your own learning and grades. ”


Q: Do you feel a big difference between high school and middle school? 

A: “Yeah, I feel the difference in freedom. Although we have more responsibility, we also get more freedom like listening to music in class at lunch or in the hallways.”


Q: How do you want to remember your high school experience four years later? What are you doing now or how do you plan to make that happen? 

A: “I want to remember my high school experience as something I genuinely enjoyed and have no regrets for the decision I made. I want to be able to revisit my high school and remember a place where I grew and matured”.