Du’Quan B. — 8th Grade

Do you have a favorite teacher?

My favorite teachers are Mr. Adigan and Mr. Jorge, Mr. Adigun is the first staff I met at High Road School. He is always saying that I can do anything I put my mind to. Mr. Jorge is one of my favorite teachers because he is chill and he talks to me about real life situation and the outcomes of my decisions, like when I’m an adult.

What is something you are really proud of accomplishing recently?

I’m really proud that I’m about to get on gold and work my way towards going back to a public school. I had to change my behavior, work on being more respectful, and getting all my school work done for the school year.

What do you enjoy most about coming to school every day?

Personally, I like to get my work done because if you don’t, what was the point in even coming to school that day.

What would you tell a new student who is just starting at school and is nervous on their first day?

One day I’m going to come back to High Road School and give positive advice to the children. I’ll tell them that they just need to stay motivated and on task, doing what they need to do. The higher the level the more you can do in the classroom and in the building. When you’re on blue or gold you get more respect from your peers because you are getting ready for a public school!

What advice do they have for their fellow students on achieving their goals?

I’ll tell the other kids not to be too hard on yourself, stay positive and do what you got to do and never give up.