Junior Jumpstart Monday: Anna Wyman

Wyman visiting a museum in Scotland.

Wyman visiting a museum in Scotland.

Jamie Tang, Staff writer

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

A: “My name is Anna and I’m very passionate about sustainability as well as water polo!”


Q: What is one class/club you would recommend to underclassmen? Why?

A: “I would recommend APUSH to underclassmen. The skills learned over the course of the merciless class cannot be overlooked. It has set me on a solid path for more APs and even DP classes in my junior year.


Q: What’s an interesting/unique fact about yourself?

A: “I’ve broken 10 bones.”


Q: Where do you see yourself in ten years?

A: “In ten years, I hope to be living a life I enjoy. At the moment, I’m not sure if that means pursuing a medical career or living as a yoga instructor somewhere in New York City.


Q: How do you feel about ending Junior year and why?

A: “Ending my junior year is exhilarating and horrifying at the same time. On one hand, it has been stressful, but on the other hand, I’ve had so many excellent opportunities this year, such as getting my driver’s license and visiting Scotland. However, the idea of only having one more year of high school left is threatening. I have no idea what I want to do with my life after high school.”


Q: Who is your idol and why?

A: “My parents. They’re compassionate people who care for me more than I’ll ever know. They’re smart, charitable, and goal-oriented but are also proud of my accomplishments no matter the magnitude. They know how to have fun (in the middle-age parents way of course) as well as how to keep their life on the desired track. If I grow up to be like my parents, it would be a life well lived.”


Q: What is one lesson high school has taught you?

A: “High school has taught me that it’s okay to drift apart from friends as well as have many circles of friends. I’ve met some of my favorite people in the world in random classes and on sports teams. I’ve also distanced myself from others which isn’t always pleasant, but it serves as a good learning experience. Additionally, in high school I’ve learned that there is more to school than GPA. While I have spent my fair share of time stressing over math or APUSH grades, the more valuable lesson is learning how to cope with losses. Since losing my 4.0 GPA, I’ve discovered personal study habits that work well for me. Sometimes, accepting that your work will be a day late, but you’ll get a full night’s rest is the best thing you can do for yourself. ”