Humans of Laker Nation: Colton Thomas

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Darrell Tucker

Q: What was your first day back to school this year like?

A: “Last year, I was a freshman. I’m a sophomore this year, and I was on Zoom for the first half of last year and in the second half we went back with cohorts and I was in the P.M. cohort. The school went on from 10 to 2 last year as a P.M. cohort. This year, it’s back to normal. We begin at 7. That was rough. That was the first hurdle I had to get over to do school this year. Classes went from 35 minutes last year to a whole hour and 40 minutes this year. We went to block scheduling again, social distancing was no longer a thing, and we have to wear masks even if we’re vaccinated and all of that kind of stuff. ”

Q: What’s your favorite class and why?

A: “I really enjoyed my 7th hour. At the beginning of the year, I had Mrs. Kovachich, she’s a program teacher. Now we have Mr. Shaw, who’s a good teacher, he’s really nice, and I’ve made new friends in that class so I really love that class.”

 

Q: Do you think the school lunch is good or bad and why?

A: “I think it’s free so you can’t really complain. I do wish that it was a little better. There is just pizza Thursdays basically and there’s also some fries. I’d say the proportions are way too small. I’d always still be hungry. You also don’t want to bring lunch to school because your backpack has all of your books and you don’t want to bring extra things.”

Q: Why did you decide to go to school at WBHS?

A: “It wasn’t really a choice, but I also wasn’t against it. I’ve been here since 2nd grade in this school district and I love it. I just really noticed an improvement in my behavior and grades when I switched school districts. I just love all the teachers I’ve ever had. There are a few that I really hate but at the end of the day this is still much better than other school districts. I do think this school is pretty cautious about mental health and stuff. The teachers give us less homework which is good.”