Sophomore Saturday: Lucy Paliani


Paliani (right) with her friend at an Inno holiday gathering.

Melinda Mei, Staff Writer

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

A: I’m Lucy. I’m 16 years old. I play soccer at my club and for Huron. I also do cross country for Huron. I’m also part of Inno education, which is a summer camp that I help make curriculum for.


Q: How is this years learning different than last years? 

A: I think the main difference is the workload. As a freshman, I took a lot of the base level classes – like bio and world history – but this year I’m taking APUSH which is a lot more work than I’ve taken in the past. You have to sacrifice a lot of your free time for APUSH.


Q: Which classes have you found the most interesting and why?

A: I think the most interesting class would be Engineering Design, the first year course for the engineering program. I think it’s really interesting because we get to laser-cut and 3D print. Mr. Cupit’s also a great teacher.


Q: Describe something that surprised you coming back to school this year that you weren’t expecting?

A: A surprising thing is meeting new people that I didn’t even know existed last year. As a freshman last year, I hung out with a lot of the same people I did in middle school, but this year I met a lot of new people. I still don’t know like half the people in my grade though.


Q: What are your thoughts about personal project? What were some challenges you have faced so far? What are you working on?

A: For my personal project, I made a shoe rack, which I mostly did because my grandpa does a lot of woodworking. It was hard to manage time wise because I’m really busy in the fall. My advice is to do something that’s easy to do on your own because I had to meet with my grandpa a lot, which made it extra difficult.