Editor’s Note: I cannot imagine having my senior year of high school cancelled like seniors throughout the Plateau have been forced to accept this year because of COVID-19. Over the next week or so, Plateau Daily News will highlight seniors to recognize their time at Highlands School. Today’s spotlighted seniors include Kedra McCall, Jonathan “Bill” Miller, Sophia Nguyen, Sayla Roman, and Emma Weller.
Kedra has been involved in SGA, Beta Club, Interact, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer during her years at Highlands School.
Future Plans: Kedra plans on attending Appalachian State. She plans on majoring in Marketing (sales) and minoring in Hospitality and Tourism.
Favorite Memory: “My favorite memory is traveling to Boston with so many incredible people. Shoutout to Mrs. B and Coach Green for giving so much time and effort to us and those trips.”
Favorite COVID-19 activities: “Zooming with my besties. Social distancing is tough but thankfully technology keeps us connected.”
Jonathan “Bill” Miller
Jonathan has been involved with basketball, golf and soccer during his years at Highlands School.
Future Plans: “Attend the Georgia fire academy and become a full time, paid fireman.”
Favorite COVID-19 Activities: “Got a good taste of life by working all the time but taking advantage of the time and turkey hunting.”
Sophia has been involved with Basketball and Interact Club while at Highlands School.
Future Plans: “After I graduate from Highlands School, I will attend college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I would like to achieve the role of a hardworking student in order to graduate college. This means that I want to learn, read, communicate, be prepared for, and create a successful screenwriting portfolio.”
Major: “I will be in the media studies program, which will help me become a screenwriter.”
Sayla has been involved with several activities at Highlands School, including Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball manager, SGA (Junior Class Treasurer and SGA Treasurer), Beta Club (president during junior year), Interact Club (president during senior year), Yearbook (editor during senior year)
Future Plans: “I plan to attend Columbia University in New York City in the fall, if COVID-19 allows.”
Major: “I wish to major in biology and minor in something in the arts, such as theater.”
Shoutout: “Thank you to all of the teachers that I have become acquainted with during my thirteen years at Highlands School, even those that I did not have a class with! My favorite high school memory is when Ms. Mac took the Yearbook Staff to the Biltmore and made a pit stop at Starbucks, where I managed to tip a table and spill my drink everywhere (truly embarrassing).”
Favorite COVID-19 activity: “I have managed to master procrastination by watching Netflix and reading new books.”
Emma has been involved with Cheerleading, SGA, Interact, and Dance during her years in school.
Future Plans: Emma plans to attend N.C. State next spring.
Major: “I am going into the Wilson College of Design within NC State to major in fashion merchandising.”
Shoutout: “Coach Green’s class is always my favorite. I’ve made so many memories in there as well as in Mrs. Ford’s class.”
Favorite COVID-19 activity: “Netflix and hiking have been an everyday activity.”
Pictured at the top of the article are posters of Highlands School Class of 2020.