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Maya: The Magnificent

Maya talks about the joys of being a sophomore and her first year on the newspaper team!

Being a freshman can be hard, for many reasons. You have to take the freshman-required classes, still getting used to how high school works, learning all the hallway etiquette, etc. Not being a freshman anymore is like a breath of fresh air.

Maya Simpson is a sophomore this year and she is actually sort of happy to be back at school.

“I’m excited for this year, I feel a lot more confident; like I have more free will than before. I didn’t think it would be that different but it actually is, I feel a lot more comfortable in my environment,” said Maya.

Maya looking beautiful while performing

Maya is involved in a variety of activities. Newspaper, normal band, marching band, jazz band and swimming. She has been very involved in band since the fifth grade, playing the alto saxophone. 

Since school started she has had to wake up at 5:45 AM for practices. “I enjoy being involved in a band, but I am not a morning person,” said Maya. 

She’s gladly not a freshman anymore and finally has the chance to take some harder classes, ones she thinks she will enjoy. 

“I am taking three AP classes this year,  AP Seminar, AP Chem and AP psychology. I have never had this much homework in my life. Waking up so early and not getting home till late at night, with homework on top of that… It’s taking some time to get used to,” said Maya. 

While she doesn’t have a favorite subject in school, math tends to be easier for her, “I have never had a favorite subject but math has always been easier for me. I actually have never really liked school work, but now that I’m in high school; I can make it not boring.” Said Maya. 

Maya also enjoys the fall weather a lot, “The trees turning orange and red, reminds me of the Gilmore Girls. I love fall so much,” Maya said. However Christmas is actually her favorite holiday, “My family makes chicken noodles with mashed potatoes. I know it may sound weird to some people but it’s so good I promise. It makes me so happy, I feel at home,” Maya said. 

Maya (Center) after swimming with some friends

Even with such a big schedule she still finds time to enjoy the things she likes, “I’m going to start working at the Y soon, I will be a lifeguard and a junior coach for the Y swimmers, the little kids. I love working with kids. My favorites are the little girls who have absolutely no filter, they crack me up so much,” said Maya

Maya describes herself as someone who always takes others emotions into consideration, “I’m very kind. I think others tend to forget that everyone is a human being, so I try my best to be kind to everyone, even if they don’t deserve it,” she said. 

Being back to school takes everyone some getting used to. Maya is excited for this school year and super happy for her first year on our Newspaper team! 

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Charley is a senior at MHS. She is our website designer. She is also a part of our Yearbook team, also working with visuals and aesthetics. This is her second year involved in journalism! When she isn't wrapped up in school or working she enjoys listening to music and being with her bearded dragon, Zeko!
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