West Liberty-Salem recently announced its Seniors of the Month.
Name: Hailey Berry
Parents: Ryan and Erika Berry
School Activities and Awards: Vice President of Senior Class, Varsity Cheerleading, Drama Club, Show Choir, Musical, Mock Trial, Spanish Club, Key Club, book club, and PAGES. I am an honor roll student and won a Sinclair Spectrum Award for my poem ‘The Five Stages’.
If I were principal for a day: If I was the principal for a day I would put a rule in place to make sure students could take mental health days that wouldn’t count against them.
Favorite school memory: My favorite school memory would have to be drama club. The productions are always so much fun and I get to do them with the best people.
People who have been an inspiration to me include: My Grammy and Grampy because they are the strongest and most loving people I have ever met. I love you guys!
Lately, I have been reading: All of Rupi Kaur’s books.
My advice to parents: Be gentle. There is always a reason kids do things even if it isn’t obvious at first. Always communicate and you may learn more than you would think.
My biggest regret: My biggest regret would be not being more involved sooner.
Next year I will be: Going to cosmetology School and taking as many art classes as I can at a nearby college.
Name: Christian Davis
Parents: Kim and Jeremy Hankins
School Activities and Awards: Key Club, Link Crew, Calc Club, Spanish Club, Physics Club, community service, National Honor Society, and Academic Awards Banquet each year of high school.
If I were principal for a day: If I were principal for a day, I would create a strictly enforced “Do Nothing Day” and make lunch into an awesome five-star buffet.
Favorite school memory: Some of my favorite school memories have been doing the talent show, lunch with friends, and class field trips.
People who have been an inspiration to me include: My parents because they are hard-working and kind and have taught me important lessons that have made me into the person I am today.
Lately, I have been reading: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller for one of my classes.
My advice to parents: Always check on your kids and make sure they’re doing okay and encourage them and support them in whatever they do.
My biggest regret: My biggest regrets are not being more involved in fun extracurriculars as an underclassman and not spending as much time as possible with all my friends.
Next year I will be: Hopefully, next year I will be studying mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati or The Ohio State University.