The New Haven High School students are very involved in the school, but they also have lives outside of school. We really don’t know what most of our peers do outside of school. We only know the little things-- what each individual participates in, how they are in school, and so on. Of course you may know what your friends enjoy or what is on their mind, but what about the other students you may not talk to as much? A survey was sent out to illuminate the lives of ordinary New Haven students.
Some New Haven students shared what they like to do outside of school, where they work, facts about their lovely critters back at home, their favorite memories, and what they can’t live without!
Senior Lexi Oetterer said, “Archery is my favorite hobby because it is something that I have done with my dad since I was eight. Plus, it is really fun when you go and compete against other people and place in the competition (even the boys that compete).”
“Dancing is my favorite hobby outside of school. I like it because you can express your feelings through the moves,” said freshman Keegan Wiedemann.
“My favorite hobby is to play video games and listen to music. I like it because it gets me away from my troubles and lets me do whatever I want for the most part,” said senior Alex Trentmann.
Lauralie Grater added, “My favorite hobby is rollerblading, because I fell in love with it when my older brother introduced it to me.”
“My favorite hobby is sleeping. As a high school student, you carry a lot of responsibility on your shoulders surrounding homework, tests, deadlines, finals, graduating, etc., and sometimes that just gets so exhausting. I love to get home and have no commitments so I can just take a huge nap or just sleep through the rest of the day and catch up on all the sleep I miss regularly,” said Miranda Durbin.
Destiney Quick mentioned, “My favorite hobby is hanging out at Save-A-Lot… Sounds weird, I know. But most of my memories are made there because it's practically where I've grown up. Working with so many different people.”
“My favorite hobby is the Demolition Derby! There is no way to explain the adrenaline rush going through you when they count down from 5. Also, [there’s nothing like smashing] cars into each other, the smell of burnt oil, and just [letting] loose and [losing] control. I'm going to explain how it feels when they count down from 5: 5-- you give your seatbelt one last yank to make sure it’s snug. 4-- your hands clench tighter on the steering wheel, your blood starts pumping. 3-- you drop the gear shifter into reverse, holding your foot over the brake. 2-- you throw your arms over the seat, staring back at the opponents behind you. 1-- your eyes narrow, you feather the gas pedal to keep your rolling dumpster from stalling. Go! You forget everything wrong in the world as you stomp down on the gas, launching the car backwards, racing towards the other drivers,” stated Andrew Rohlfing.
Demetri Pataky said, “I work at Kloppe's Dairy Farm, and I do whatever they need me to do, from hauling stuff with a tractor or milking cows to fixing grain bins. It really just depends what's going on that day.”
“I work at the New Haven Ice Cream Shoppe. I work in the front, so I take food and ice cream orders. Sometimes I work in the back and fry food and wash dishes,” added Diana Ribera.
Miranda Durbin mentioned, “I have so many pets, it's unreal. I have four cats, all indoor-- Werecat, Noel, Bailee, and Pamfer. I have lots of outdoor cats, but their mom is Arctic. I also have two dogs-- Maximus, outside, and Peanut, inside. I have lots of chickens, with their names following the guidelines for delicious chicken meals-- i.e., Lemon Pepper, Rotisserie, Fried, Pesto, Buffalo, etc.”
“My favorite memory would be seeing Scotty McCreery at the Owensville fair. I’ve seen him before, a few years ago. I actually got front row seats. So seeing him again as close as I was this time at the Owensville fair was just as amazing as the first,” said Savanna Hanna.
Grace Soete added, “I cannot live without Marshalls! There are always so many clothes to try on and candles to smell.”
As you can see, there is so much left unsaid from the peers around you! There is always something new to learn about someone!