Many of the students at New Haven High School have mentors. A mentor is someone that is trusted and has personally taught you a life lesson. A recent survey was sent out to learn about who students’ mentors are and what they have been taught by them.
Most of the students that were asked about their mentors said that it is their father.
When asked about who her mentor is, Johnna Bloch, a junior, talked about her dad, saying, “My dad never gives up on anything, no matter how much he’s been through. He keeps fighting.” She expressed that he taught her to never give up.
Dori McCarty, a sophomore, also responded saying that her dad is her mentor. She said he taught her about respect, kindness, being humble, honesty, and encourages her to be her best.
Another student, Daniel Huff, talked about his father saying, “Without him, I wouldn’t be the same person I am today.” He talked about how his dad taught him most of what he knew about technology, like how to fix computers and cars.
Some students responded saying that their moms are their mentors.
Destiny Lafferty, a junior, said that her mom taught her things about everyday life and about responsibility and hard work.
Haleigh Nicholas, a sophomore, also responded to the questions. She said that her mom taught her life lessons and would support her no matter what.
Other students said that they think of both of their parents as mentors.
Another student agreed that her father is her mentor, but she also thinks of her mom as a mentor as well. She said, “Both my dad and mom have taught me a lot. My dad has taught me not to give up, to stay committed to the things I start, and to have fun with everything that I do. My mom has taught me to stay strong and be patient.”
Some students even said that some of the teachers at the high school are their mentors.
Angela Kuhlmann, a junior, talked about how her mentor is Mrs. Schlafer. She said, “She taught me that I can do things if I put my mind to it.”
There are many mentors in New Haven. You may even be one without realizing it. We appreciate your positive influences, mentors, and everything that you do for New Haven.