Senior Spotlight - Katelyn Shea

By Katelyn Shea
Spotlight
June 03, 2020
Katelynn Shea
Katelyn Shea

1) What has been your biggest disappointment/hardship since schools have been closed for the remainder of the academic year?

My biggest hardship since schools closed has probably been finding ways to feel comforted and kill boredom without my friends by my side.

2) What are your plans for the fall?

I plan on attending the University of Virginia and major in history and minor in global studies in education.

3) What have you learned about yourself since the COVID-19 closures?

I’ve learned that I enjoy being social a lot more than I thought!

4) What is your passion?

My passion is learning and sharing that enjoyment.

5) Have you discovered a new passion in light of social distancing?

I’ve rediscovered that I really enjoy painting in my free time.

6) What are your hopes for the future?

I want to go to college to become a high school history teacher, but I want the opportunity to teach in areas that aren’t necessarily the best. I think everyone deserves the chance for a good education and a teacher that believes in them.

7) What are you most proud of about your school experience/best memory?

My proudest moment in school was that I somehow, miraculously, made it through AP chemistry and passed the exam. It was absolutely my hardest class and I am in no way scientifically inclined, which I found out the hard way, so I was really proud of simply passing. The class taught me how to fail with grace.