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Senior Feature with Dana Tamim

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What has been your favorite class so far?

I would have to pick between freshman year English with Mr. Major and sophomore year English with Mrs. Reichert. I really liked Major’s class because he actually cared about teaching the books that we read in class and he always knew how to keep it fun and interesting.

With Reichert’s class I also really enjoyed the class and I liked the people in it (shoutout to the uno squad and Brian’s ‘et tu brutes’)

Who is your favorite teacher?

Mr. Major. He lets me stay in his classroom after school when I have to wait for half an hour until my mom picks me up. On a more serious note, he always has interesting and thought provoking conversations with his students. He is genuinely interested in knowing you as a person and you can always feel comfortable in his room. I would also like to acknowledge Mrs. Davey because she still liked me even though I told her her class made me cry all the time

What is your favorite club?

I’m involved in a lot of clubs but my favorite is a tight race between student council and drama club because I’ve been involved in both of them for all four years. They’ve both brought me many challenges and joy throughout my high school career. Right now, I’m really excited about being Rosie in Mamma Mia, our upcoming school musical. I also really enjoyed being a part of Model UN because you get to meet new people and debate with them in a friendly and competitive way.

What is one thing you learned from being a part of the school plays and musicals?

When I was in Anything Goes I learned how to tap dance. The experience of being around older kids, since it took place during my freshman year, was a great way to meet new people, gain advice from upperclassmen, and be more comfortable in school.

What is your favorite high school memory?

One of my favorite memories is the fact that is has rained every homecoming parade. We have worked so hard on our floats and they kinda got ruined but we still had a lot of fun. I also just remembered this hilarious memory of Paige Bowmen playing an inappropriate song by Cupcake and Mr. Major freaked out and we all couldn’t stop laughing. Also, my butt ping pong pals in Anything Goes, Nate’s drowning scene in The Little Mermaid, and playing Pictionary with Abby and Rachel.

Do you have any regrets when it comes to your high school experience?

Oh so many. Not starting tennis from my freshman year. I really would have liked to play a sport all four years consecutively. I also regret not trying out for some plays.

What are you looking most forward to after high school?

Meeting new people and not having known people since childhood. I am also looking forward to the different experiences and opportunities I will have in college. I would be able to expand and discover new things.

What is your dream job?

Other than being a singer, I would like to become either a lawyer or a doctor.

What is a piece of advice you try to live by?

Comparison is the killer of happiness.

What is your favorite book?

When I was a kid I loved all of the A Series of Unfortunate Events books. Right now, I love Lady Midnight. The author, Cassandra Clare, is amazing and any book by her is great. Fun factI actually met her at Barnes and Noble about 5 years ago.

What is your all-time favorite song/artist?

“Burning Up” by the Jonas Brothers. But currently, my favorite artist is Billie Eilish.

Who do you look up to and why?

I look up to my mom because she has overcome so many challenges throughout her life. She moved away from her home country, she learned a new language, and she pursued her passion of cooking.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People walking so slow in the hallways and people who take ten years to respond to your texts, even though I admit to doing that sometimes.

If you could travel anywhere where would you go?

Hawaii

What do you like to do for fun?

I like to take pictures with my friends because I really like photography. I also love watching Youtube videos.

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?

I wanted to be a ballerina and a figure skater so bad when I was younger so I would say dance and ice skating.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

Hmmm…I have taken zumba classes, I am not always as confident as I act, and that my uncle is famous in the Middle East.

What is some advice you would give to underclassmen?

Don’t spend too much time trying to impress the wrong people because you will find people who care about you and that you can be yourself around. Always try new things you would not expect to see yourself doing. For me, that was being a part of the school’s musicals and it ended up being one of the best things I’ve done in my life.

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