Recently the Journalism class decided to do senior spotlights for the Tok School newspaper. They have been interviewing the 2022 seniors: Shea Gunter, Heaven Albert, Conner English, Vincent Wade, Mya Brinkman, Dayton Landroche, Ande Berg, Hannah Beeman, and Teddy Northway. I, Tenyelle Gunter, had the amazing opportunity to interview Heaven Albert and Hannah Beeman. I will be showing Hannah’s answers to questions my class and I have put together.
Hannah Beeman is seventeen years old; she is now a senior here at Tok School. She is the student council president and is always volunteering for school activities. She has a younger sister who is in the 9th grade. If you want to get to know more about Hannah, read the interview below.
Hannah’s Interview -
1. Who is the teacher you admired the most?
“Ms. Burnham - The class was always interesting and it pushed me, it was challenging for me. I like the way she taught us social studies - I like the way she taught us. She taught us important things.”
2. What is your favorite high school memory?
“The extra curricular activities, like playing a sport, going to games, just laughing at the fun times. The best time was right before Covid, before we kind of went missing for a year. Also, when I went on a trip to Costa Rica with my Spanish Club.”
3. What will you miss the most about Tok School?
“Probably just how relaxed it is, how you walk into school and you know everybody. How there’s not a lot of kids here, so you have that close touch with your teachers and you can have that extra support.”
4. How long have you attended Tok School?
“Since kindergarten! Not many can say they went to the same school from kindergarten to 12th grade.”
5. What is your favorite motto or quote, who said it, and why is it your favorite?
“'Do tomorrow? Do tomorrow.' I saw it on a sticker in Ms. Fifarek’s box and now it’s my senior quote and I live by that.”
6. If you could create any class what would it be?
“Either an outdoor photography class or a theater class.”
7. Did you ever wish Tok had more students?
“Oh yeah, all the time. I deftly wish there was.”
8. What has been the highlight of your senior year?
“Mr free schedule - coming and going when I want to. I only have a few classes, which is easy-going. I still have time to do things that I like.”
9. What is the most challenging task as a senior?
“Probably just coming to terms with the fact that you're leaving, that you’re almost done. We’ve been coming to school our entire lives - it’s excited and nerve-racking at the same time. Getting all my stuff in order... there's a lot of getting my ducks in order. Senior year has been more calm rather than my junior year. The most difficult part would have to be that I am going to be done with school.”
10. Are you going to miss going to school here after you graduate?
“I probably have mixed feelings about it. I might miss it sometimes but I’m excited about moving on with the next chapter of my life. I’ll miss my friends more than school.”
Hannah Beeman had the choice to pick what kind of animal she would want to be - she picked a cat, but luckily we have her as a human being. She is always fun, loving, and ready to participate in anything we do here at school. I hope you have good luck in your future.