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Isabella Fallahi, 9

Isabella Fallahi, 9

Faith Dee

March 23, 2018

“My mother’s grandmother and grandfather met in a work concentration camp in Siberia during World War II. They were drafted to build railroads. My mom is from Sweden and she came to America as an exchange student. My dad was born in Colombia and his dad is from Iran. If you look up my last name ...

Reagan Hune, 11

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 so...

Ethan Wakeman, 11

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 i...

Joshua Jun, 12

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 tha...

Chelsea Tinsley, 10

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...

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

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 ...

Joey McGill

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...

Audrey Burdick, 12

Audrey Burdick, 12

Livvie Hurley

February 23, 2018

Senior Audrey Burdick is no ordinary dancer; she is a ballerina. Dancing ballet 25 hours a week for the Central Indiana Academy of Dance, Burdick commits her life to dance, and said she plans to continue her commitment throughout college at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in dance performance, ...

Peter Messiha, 10

Peter Messiha, 10

Anushka Dasgupta

February 23, 2018

As an Egyptian-American, sophomore Peter Messiha has a unique journey as a student of Carmel High School. Till recently, Messiha said hadn’t completely embraced his identity. He said, “I used to be self-conscious about a lot of things, I’m Egyptian, I don’t fit in, but now it’s not that big...

Speak-ups: How do you define success?

Speak-ups: How do you define success?

Riya Chinni, Caitlyn Burns

February 23, 2018

“I think success is trying your absolute best in whatever you define as success or whatever you enjoy the most, or what you strive to do and working the best that you can in that area, no matter if it’s perfect because you can’t always be perfect at something but you can always try your best.”...

Aidan Mellor, 10

Aidan Mellor, 10

Victoria Nopporn

January 25, 2018

“I like balance in my life; a mix of good and bad experiences keeps me in touch with being realistic about expectations and the things happening around me. Around middle school, when I was entering a bigger school, there were a lot of people I didn’t know and being around that sort of environmen...