Senior Spotlight: Adi Raj and Nina Robles

For each issue a senior who in involved with the community and succeeds is chosen. Get to know this issues seniors.

November 22, 2022

Interview with Nina Robles
Q: What is your role in the play?
A: I play Siobhan, Christopher’s teacher.
Q: Have you been involved in the play in previous years?
A: I have been inolved with the play since my sophomore year.
Q: What were some previous roles you have had and which one was your favorite?
A: Previously I’ve played Ruth Katz in “Let Me Down Easy” and Jesse in “Winter Break”. I loved playing Jesse because I got to do a funny scene with my friend who played Frankie.
Q: What advice would you give an under- classman thinking about joining the play? A: Joining the play is absolutely worth it. I regret not doing it in my freshman year, and I’m grateful I’ve been able to participate since.
Q: What is your favorite memory from the play?
A: “Curious Incident” has a lot of British humor, so laughing in the middle of a serious scene is by far the highlight of every rehearsal.
Q: Are you involved in other extracurricular activities?
A: Apart from theater, I’ve been involved with Girls Lacrosse in the past and am in my second year as a Madrigal.
Q: What is one thing you wish you knew freshman year?
A: If I could tell my freshman self something, I would remind myself that high school goes by fast and to enjoy the little moments.
Q: Do you want to continue your theatrical career in college?
A: I don’t think I’ll be as involved with theater, but I hope to join a club or rec group in my free time.
Q: Do you know what college you want to attend after high school?
A: I’ve submitted my Early Decision application to the University of Rochester.
Q: What are you interested in majoring in and why?
A: I hope to study Anthropology or History because history has always been a passion of mine.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time and why?
A: I favorite thing to do is watch a movie with my family and relax because we enjoy hang- ing out together.
Q: What is your favorite color and why?
A: My favorite shade is black because it goes with everything.
Q: Out of your four years at BHS, which one was your favorite and why?
A: So far my favorite year has been my senior year, even though I’m only a quarter in. Due to social distancing in previous years, I can now hang out with my friends and family a lot more, and I have more free time as a senior.
Q: What is one thing you are going to miss when you leave for college?
A: It sounds lame but I’m definitely going to miss my family the most when I leave for college. We’ve gotten a lot closer because of quarantine and I’m the closest to them.
Q: What is your go-to snack and why?
A: My go-to snack is hands-down tortilla chips, but if I can’t get a big bag I like chocolate chip cookies.
Q: Where is your dream vacation spot and why?
A: My dream vacation spot would most likely be Florence, Italy, because the landscape and culture is beautiful and the food is delicious!

 

 

Interview with Adi Raj
Q: What is your position in the marching band?
A: I’m the Percussion Captain, Lead Mallet Percussionist, and Keyboardist
Q: What is your favorite memory from marching band?
A: I enjoyed dancing around the frog at Iro- quois Springs freshman year.
Q: Do you want to continue your musical career in college?
A: Probably not, but you never know.
Q: When did you decide to join the march- ing band, and why?
A: I decided to join the marching band before freshman year started — I was coerced by the seniors.
Q: What advice would you give to a freshman thinking about joining the marching band?
A: Join pit, learn the music, and have fun!
Q: Are you involved in any other extracurricular activities? If so, what?
A: I play chess and lead the BHS Chess Club. I also fence and participate in academic clubs like Math League and Tech Club.
Q: Do you know what college you want to attend after high school?
A: Not sure yet!
Q: Do you know what you want to major in? If so, what?
A: I want to be an applied math major, but that’s also subject to change.
Q: What is something you wish you knew as a freshman?
A: There’s a wide range of opportunities available to high schoolers, both in and out of school; you just have to find them.

Q: Where is your dream vacation spot and why?
A: France, because I want to speak French in France
Q: What are your go-to snacks and why?
A: All types of chocolate, and Swedish Fish.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: Probably pursuing a PhD somewhere.
Q: What is your favorite class and why?
A: Physics C, because it’s challenging.
Q: What is your most challenging class and why?
A: Physics C, because it’s the coolest realworld application of math.
Q: What is your favorite book you have ever read and why?
A: The Lord of the Rings series, because it’s fun.
Q: What is your favorite part of being treasurer?
A: I love improving everyone’s high school experience through fundraising.
Q: What has been your favorite fundraiser you have participated in, and why?
A: I enjoyed the Dodgeball Tournament last year, because it had high participation and a great atmosphere.
Q: Have you been involved in student council before, if so what years and positions?
A: I was class treasurer Freshman and Sophomore year, and I’ve been school treasurer Junior and Senior year.
Q: What is your favorite color, and why?
A: My favorite color is blue, because it’s nice.

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