Senior Reflections: Selah Hess
Posted 09/23/2022 01:23PM

Senior Reflections: Selah Hess

by: Elise Newman

As a senior, I have been reflecting on my past three years of high school as well as thinking about the months to come. In DLI Humanities with Mr. Pannone, we touched upon the thoughts and feelings that follow. We talked about the various major events that are impending for the seniors. College applications, leadership responsibilities, planning school-wide events, SIS, etc. Mr. Pannone has implemented journaling for every student in his class that we will keep up with for the entire school year. This gave me the idea to start a WiNK Senior Journal so that non-DLI Humanities students can take part. My goal is that every Senior who wants to will have the opportunity to share their experience and then check back in at the end of the year to compare their answers. Hopefully, the senior class will grow closer due to the similarities they find in each other's journals and the underclassmen will use this information in preparation for their own senior years.

This week we have an inside look at Selah Hess' thoughts and feelings towards senior year.

How has your senior year been so far? Why?

My senior year has been exciting. It's been nice to be in the oldest grade. I think my favorite part of senior year so far was Wooster Olympics and getting to run a station.

What are you most looking forward to for your last year in high school? Why?

I'm looking forward to experiencing more games and more community in my last year. And getting a senior poster for my sports. I'm also looking forward to the senior banquet because I'm excited to get together with our grade and have one final big experience together before we go our separate ways.

What is causing you the most stress currently? Why?

The common app. Not a helpful tool in my opinion. It's too much to fill it out every time.

What three words would you use to describe how you are feeling right now? Why these words?

Excited because it's the final year of doing things and we are going to be doing new things this coming year. Reminiscent. Reminiscent of past years and the time I've spent with people and teachers who have moved on, and things I've missed out on due to COVID. Overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with positive and negative emotions. Excited to be at school but there's also so much going on.

How are you doing in relation to the college process?

Me personally, I am almost done with my essay. I have looked at applications but mostly it's just an overwhelming process. I personally don't know what I'm going to do in college which adds another layer of stress.

What is your favorite class currently? Why?

My favorite class is Cinematic Storytime. We meet twice a week and we will make films and watch films to learn from them. It's really just a fun class where I'm learning while doing something I enjoy. Mr. Stango teaches it.

Final words:

I'm really hoping future me figures it out and I'll feel good. Right now I'm just trying to keep up with school work and get these applications in.

Selah and her dog

About WiNK

WiNK (“Wooster Ink”) is Wooster School’s online student news publication. WiNK serves as the student voice of our community, and provides readers with a weekly overview of what's happening in our students' lives, and it gives students a chance to share their interests and voices. The majority of the content is developed in our Upper School Journalism classes, but we also accept contributions from other students and faculty members.

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