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Derek Walsh

Derek Walsh

10 Qs with Jonathan Orr

  1. Why do you think you were nominated for prom king/queen?

“The main reason I thought I would be up for prom king was because I had a lot of my friends tell me they were gonna vote for homecoming for me and then I didn’t end up getting up so I had the slightest thought I would get up because of that. And then I had a lot of my really good teachers as well tell me they voted for me as well so…”

 

  1. What does the title of prom king/queen mean to you?

“Prom king to me is somebody who can represent everybody. Like you can represent the people you care about, the people who don’t get recognized as much, the people who care about everything, the people who care about their school, and care about everybody in their school and want to represent the school for what it’s worth.”

 

  1. What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being nominated?

Best part is even just being up and having people think I’m qualified enough to even do it. Worst part is being up against so many other people who deserve it probably a lot more than I do.”

 

  1. What are you involved in?

“Currently I am just involved in orchestra, nothing else. But I love orchestra. I’ve done it for seven years and hopefully, I can continue into college. I currently play viola.”

 

  1. What are your plans after high school?

“I plan to go to MCC to just get my ‘gen eds’ out of the way. And then hopefully go to Missouri State to pursue my career in fashion design.”

 

  1. What is your advice to underclassmen?

“My advice would be probably to not procrastinate, that’s what I did for four years and I was struggling to get things in towards the end. Go to your class, stay in the class, pay attention and just get your homework done and turned in.”

 

  1. What has been the most important thing you’ve learned in high school?

“The most important thing I learned is make friends everywhere you can because they are the people who have kept me sane the four years I’ve been here.”

 

  1. Is there anything else you’d like to add?

“Nope.”

 

  1. What is it like to know you’re graduating in less than 20 school days?

“It’s scary. I’ve cried countless times thinking about it. It’s really bittersweet to think about it because I’m so happy I get to graduate with my class and I’m not held back or anything. It’s sad because the thought of leaving all the friends I’ve made here over the four years is heartbreaking.”

 

  1. If you could change one thing that you’ve done in high school, what would it be?

“The one thing I would change in high school is freshman year I was like a shellfish. I didn’t talk to a lot of people so, freshman year I would have really liked to come out of my box a lot more, make a lot more friends than I have now. Also, get started on my A-Plus hours because those are hard to get in.”

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