- Student Spotlight
On the first day when I entered the Stanley Clark building, I was scared and felt so out of place because I was new this year. I began to feel a little hesitant to get out of my comfort zone (which was my dad's car). But I wasn’t alone. As soon as I stepped out of the car, I was greeted by multiple teachers there, who seemed more excited about the new year than even I was. I found my way to my advisory with relative ease, and once I sat down I was familiarly greeted by the other students. School hadn’t started and by that point, I had made friends with what felt like the entire school. Once school had started, I didn’t think it could get much better, but once my advisory teacher, Mr. Younts came in, he began making small talk with us and cracking jokes. By then I had felt like I had been part of this school for years, and within weeks I would know these people better than ever.
I continued to meet all of the students and teachers and they began to make me feel like one of them and part of the school. My science teacher, Mrs. Kurnyak, was so much more than I hoped with great instruction and even better personality. Mrs. Wilson, my English teacher, made reading a lot better for me and I have learned so much in just a few weeks, which makes class just that much better. Mr. Hunter, my history teacher, is really something. With the best humor and artistic skills, he makes school so much more enjoyable for me and I wish I had met him and had him as my teacher sooner. My advisory and math teacher, Mr. Younts, made my transition into this school way better and easier, so I know I have help available if I ever need it.
In my life, I have never been to a school for more than two years in a row, which made things pretty hard on me. Among all of my school transfers and moves, Stanley Clark made it by far the easiest, most memorable, and most special. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities I have and the kindness I was shown here at Clark.
- Class of 2021