Riverside Seniors of the Month are Sydney Burrows and Wesley Thompson. Here are their comments.
Parents: Stacey Burrows and Carl Burrows
School activities & awards: Youth Leadership, National Honors Society, Modern Music Masters, Interact, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Pep Band
If I were principal for a day: I would probably just cancel school. Being a principal is too much work!
Favorite school memory: Getting to march in the Marching Band for 6 years, and getting to know an amazing group of people.
People who have been an inspiration to me include: My mom, and a grocery list full of teachers.
Lately, I have been reading: Draw The Story
My advice to parents: Let your kids dream! My parents have stayed supportive, and encouraged me to chase my dreams. This allows children to develop creativity and leads them to happiness.
My biggest regret: Not talking to and getting to know more people. There’s a whole high school full of kids, and I barely know most of their names. If I could start over I would try to get to know more people.
Next year I will be: Either attending an art school, or attending Kent State for Animation, Computer Design, and Game Design
Parents: Jason and Elizabeth Thompson
School activities & awards: National Honor Society – Treasurer, Tri-m Music Honor Society, Interact Club, Business Professionals of America (BPA), Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), All County Honor Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, and Concert Band.
If I were principal for a day: Honestly? I would just sit in my office all day.
Favorite school memory: Marching through the halls before big football games or to celebrate a big victory.
People who have been an inspiration to me include: My teachers, parents, friends, and Amber Wagner.
Lately, I have been reading: Buffering by Hannah Hart
My advice to parents: Listen to your children! You never know what advice they can offer you.
My biggest regret: Being quiet and reserved earlier in high school.
Next year I will be: Attending Ohio University to become a middle school Math/Science teacher.
Information provided by the Riverside school district.