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Meet Dustin Lee and Sydney Graves-Candidates

The week of February 4th will be Harrisonville’s Winter Homecoming week. There are ten high school students selected by their peers to represent Harrisonville High School. Two of the ten students are Dustin Lee and Sydney Graves. Here is a quick interview with the candidates.


Q: What is your favorite high school memory?


Dustin: My favorite high school memory was sitting in Coach Hix’s fourth hour everyday, talking and hanging out.


Sydney: My favorite high school memory would be November 24th of 2016 because it was a very special day for me.


Q: What are your plans for after high school?


Dustin: After high school I plan on going down to Springfield to attend Missouri State and major in Construction and Business Management.


Sydney: I’m going to attend UCM and get a degree in Marketing then I’m going to move to New York and hopefully pursue some modeling.


Q: What is your advice for underclassmen?


Dustin: My advice to underclassmen, especially freshman, would be to never slack off and procrastinate. Get you work done on time every time.


Sydney: Just be nice to everyone. You never know what someone is going through.


Q: If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?


Dustin: 1. The ability to play sports throughout my whole high school career.

  1. I wish I wasn’t lazy in classes.
  2. Never grow up and deal with real world problems.


Sydney: 1. Unlimited wishes

  1. To be wealthy enough to provide my family and friends everything they could ever want/need.
  2. Everyone in the world to be happy and healthy.


Q: If you could change any part of history what would it be and why?


Dustin: I would change the slavery because I’m tired of still hearing about it today. The arguments are old.


Sydney: I don’t think I would change any history because it has made the U.S. into what it is today.


Q: If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?


Dustin: I would go to the Philippines because the water and nature there are beautiful. Anywhere with clear water and a shining sun.


Sydney: I would go to Africa to help the people and children.