Reagan Hune, 11

Riya Chinni | March 23, 2018

“A moment that would change who I was is probably losing (basketball) regionals all three years because the pain is still with me. We play with so much heart and it really makes us realize that you can’t just talk the talk. You need to actually do something in order to strive for your goal and sometimes you work so hard and still trip at the finish line, but it just always teaches us to stay com...

Ethan Wakeman, 11

Riya Chinni | March 23, 2018

“There’s a lot of stereotypes (about autism). It’s just like if you really have autism, then you’re just really shy and you don’t talk that much and obviously, I’m the exact opposite… I can see (autism) is really hard for anyone to understand. I mean, it’s even hard for me—even having it. It’s even hard for me to explain what exactly I’m struggling with. People say the only peop...

Joshua Jun, 12

Bryce Cheng | March 23, 2018

“A lot of high schoolers have jobs, especially as waiters or waitresses. This is more special for me though, because my family actually owns the restaurant I work at: Cafe Korea.  Of course, a main priority for me is to give a helping hand in running my family’s business, but I also do value that it helps me save money for college and provides me with valuable work experience. We serve mainly...

Chelsea Tinsley, 10

Harini Ravichandran | March 23, 2018

“I’ve always been very curious about how things work. When I was little, my sister and I would always break things to see how they work. We would throw a dollhouse down the stairs and break it so we could see how it worked. Now that I’m older, I’m more interested in how psychological relationships work.”

Ask the HiLite: How can students reach “success?”

Jessica Konrad | February 23, 2018

Many students struggle with finding the right path for their future as they begin to prepare for college. How do you help students find answers to these difficult questions? “I think the first thing is really some self-assessment about what your skills and passions and gifts are, so I would recommend the Family Connections account and doing the career assessments, the career interest profiler, the car...

Joey McGill

February 23, 2018

Just after college, therapist Joey McGill worked as an accountant, but she was unhappy. It was then that she opted for a change. She said, “I was lost; I didn’t know what to do in college. The biggest thing is that I had no idea. That’s probably the most lost I’ve ever felt: when I went to college. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life; I didn’t have a certain interest other ...