Class of 2016 Transformations

Taylor Skye

How has your mentality changed since your freshman year photo was taken?

“I got a lot more confident…I’m still shy, but I talk to people. I have a lot more friends now. I started thinking more positive of myself, like I’d start being nicer to myself and giving myself compliments, and that kind of like slowly built up to like a much better ego. And then when that happened, I got more comfortable talking to people because I was comfortable with myself.”

D’Shawn Lampkin

What were your thoughts coming into Grant as a freshman?

“I thought that I wouldn’t develop as a person. I thought Grant was going to be really, really boring. Honestly, it was a lot different. There were more opportunities to do things that I was interested in.”

Sprout Chinn

How do you want to be remembered at Grant?

“If I’m remembered for one thing, I would just like to have made some sort of positive change at Grant, however small that is. If that’s helping one person feel more comfortable with their sexuality or speaking up for that one student who was bullied, that matters to me. In any way that I can, I want to be remembered as someone who makes a positive change to the world.”

Ethan Paul

How have you changed since your freshman year?

“My hair’s a lot longer now. I kinda stopped doing what people told me to in regards to my appearance, I guess. If my mother had her way, I’d get a haircut every week. I haven’t had a haircut for like two years. I’m definitely way more comfortable in my own skin than I was. As a freshman, I was in like jazz band stuff, and I still love jazz, but now I’m like in a punk rock band. It has made me accept people for who they are.”

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