Claire Hogan

a class of 2020 senior to know


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Senior Claire Hogan has tried to journal every day of the stay-at-home order.

Getting time off has been the WEIRDEST thing EVER, but I am choosing to cease the moment! If I’m not doing school work or taking zoom ballet classes, I like spending my time playing board games with my family, spending time on photography, & reading LOTS, but my favorite has been journaling. I have been trying to write every day, whether it be about what the government has stated, or how I spent the whole day trying to make a new cookie, I want to remember and document this crazy time 🙂

You know, they always say the time in high school will fly by. Of course when it came to the end of my four years, I finally believed them. High school was a time of not only academic learning and growth, but growth as a person.

I will miss the experience of high school the most, whether it be the memory of our last homecoming football game or all of us cramming to study for the next AP physics test junior year. I have met some of the most amazing people in my life in high school, and I will cherish it forever.

Hmm that’s a tough one.. I must say that of my time at PR, I am most proud of being a member of Eyes Open. It’s not a huge club/organization at our school, but I love the message it brings to the students at PR. Being able to not only share kindness around the school, but being able to see others light up and smile because of our projects is one of the best feelings. 🙂

While my time at PR was shorter than most, I hoped to be remembered for my positivity. I always like to look at the world optimistically: that every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. I strive to be the friend someone is comfortable talking to, is there when they need a shoulder to lean on, or just needs a little sunshine in their day. Nothing brings me greater joy when I see some light up or beam with happiness.

As next year is a new adventure, I hope to take it by the reins and ride. While I will miss my wolf pack family with my whole heart, I am very excited to for all the new opportunities and events that I will get to experience in college. If I have learned anything in high school, it’s to enjoy every moment; you never know if it may be your last. 🙂