Summing Up The School Year!
Busy,” “Informative,” “Awesome,” “Fast;” these are the words that Apex High students used to describe the 2017-2018 school year. There are only a few days of school left, which makes it the perfect time to reflect and hear from AHS students and teachers about their thoughts on this year.
Sophomore Foster Hager enjoyed the school year and would rate it an 8.5 on a scale from one to ten. Hager detailed, “I have a lot of good memories from this school year.” Her favorites are marching band, getting to see the building for the first time, and adjusting to the new building over the first few days of school. Hager mentioned that when she first saw the media center she thought, “Wow, this is going to be great!” She also had a lot of fun being a part of the track team and loved her chemistry class. Hager explained, “Chemistry was cool, and I really liked that class! My favorite thing was doing the penny alloy lab.” Overall she described this school year as, “really quick, busy, and fresh because I tried a lot of new things.”
Junior Jena Durrette reflected on clubs and sports at AHS this year. She is a member of multiple clubs, including feminist club, pink ribbon club, and Spanish club. Durrette expressed how all of the clubs achieved a lot this year and did very well, but her personal favorite was Spanish club. She reasoned, “I like culture, heritage, stuff like that, and I had a lot of friends from my Spanish class in that club.” She described one of the best activities they did this year, saying, “One day we had a cookie party and learned about Bolivia. It was really fun to have a social event and also learn a lot!” Along with clubs, Durrette is also heavily involved with sports at AHS, and she summed up the teams from this year, describing, “I watch all of the sports at AHS, and I think Apex did awesome! The seniors made great contributions to every team, and it’s really sad to see them go.” Durrette is the manager of the men’s lacrosse team, which she said was her favorite sport to watch this year. “There is a special bond between the parents, the teammates, and the coaches. They all treat each other like family which is really cool to experience,” she explained. “It’s also a very entertaining sport to watch,” Durrette concluded. Apex definitely had an extremely successful year with both club activities and sports.
Math teacher Mrs. Zack described the 2017-2018 school year as difficult, challenging, and successful. She said that overall it was a good year, but very hard at the same time. She detailed, “This year I did my National Boards, so it was probably one of my most challenging years. It was over two hundred hours spent outside of school time, so because of that it was very difficult.” Mrs. Zack also explained how all of the hard work was worthwhile, as she continued, “It was rewarding because I got to learn some new things and implement them in the classroom. I also got to use some things that I hadn’t done before, and I let the kids learn at their own pace and take quizzes at their own pace, which I think helped out a lot of students.” With all of the work, Mrs. Zack also had many fun and memorable moments in class. She said her best memory from this school year was one of her students, Tucker, teaching trig class, and her favorite part of this year as a whole was getting to teach her daughter all year long.
The 2017-2018 school year went by quickly and was full of challenges but also great achievements. Enjoy your summer break and remember that with the first year at our temporary location at Green Level complete, we are that much closer to moving back to the new Apex High!