At HHS, both students and teachers alike have an opinion on things they wish they could change about our school. Whether it be a change in the schoolâ€™s food served in the cafeteria or starting school two hours later, students wish for adjustments to be made. So when students were asked what they would do if they had a â€śmagic wandâ€ť and could change one thing about the school, the responses were interesting.
Freshman Greta Maxwell tells of how she wishes for more sunshine in the school.
â€śI would add a glass ceiling,â€ť Maxwell said. â€śThat way you can always see the sunshine and always know whatâ€™s outside that way you donâ€™t get depressed when youâ€™re inside the school.â€ť
While Maxwell wishes for a change in scenery, Teacher Emily Terwilliger wishes for a change in the studentsâ€™ and teachersâ€™ attitudes.
â€śI would get rid of apathy around here just because I feel like high school is that first stepping stone into your adult life. It feels like weâ€™re trying to torture and torment you, but weâ€™re actually just helping you set norms and boundaries to lead you into success later in life. Having kids really care about whatâ€™s going on around would be awesome,â€ť Terwilliger said.
Officer Jeremiah Jacobs, the Student Resource Officer at HHS, also wishes for students to make good choices.
â€śIf I had a magic wand I would make it to where kids wouldnâ€™t drink alcohol or do drugs because in the end, it ruins a lot of peopleâ€™s lives,â€ť Jacobs said.
While Officer Jacobs wishes for studentsâ€™ to not drink as well as to be drug-free, Freshman Isaiah Bliss would wish to add a new feature to HHS.
â€śI would change our school into basically Sonic but it would still kind of be like school. But then all of the teachers would give out free Sonic drinks and tater tots if you get Aâ€™s on your papers,â€ť Bliss said.
Whereâ€™s a magic wand when you need one?