Humans of Halifax: June 1st, 2015
Humans of Halifax is a regular feature on The Trollope Times that brings readers closer to the people of Halifax. Reporters Sean Wang and Adam Assali present the countless stories about high school and advice surrounding it to those who need it most: current students.
What high school did you go to?
I went to Cole Harbour High School.
Do you have any special memories from Cole Harbour?
Oh my gosh, lots of special memories. I volunteered a lot. I was very involved in high school so I did cheerleading, plays and improv. My favorite thing was I was the mascot for my three years and I did the announcements.
Do you think it’s important for people to do community service?
Volunteering and giving back to your community is the biggest thing that our world needs. On a global scale, if you can do small things in your own community, it’s going to spread, go even wider.
At Citadel, we have a great Improv Club. They just had nationals in Ottawa. What did you learn from improv?
The rule was you always have to say yes. So whatever’s thrown your way, even if it makes absolutely no sense, you have to work with it. I learned that you have to go with the flow, no matter what comes your way, because it could be ridiculous and you would still have to work with it.
What advice would you give to high school students?
Just to be authentic, no matter what kind of pressure you’re getting, no matter who's around you throwing shade, you got to do you. Like I said, get involved in the things you like and find those people that are going to build you up. As long as you’re authentic and true to yourself, that’s really all that matters.