Sarah Kincaid : Pushing Through Positively

Concentrating on the past isn’t a way of mirroring onto your future. In an interview with senior, Sarah Kincaid, she discloses how her high school life was a kickstart to her adult life, allowing her to take away many life lessons from her experience. Even though the real world is rough and unpredictable, Sarah continues to have that positive attitude.

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Dina Elhaddad

Q: IF THERE IS ONE THING YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

A: I would have to say music. It may not be the typical answer of family or friends but, honestly without music I don’t know where I would be. There are so many emotions and warmth that can come through from listening to just a certain song and I think it’s amazing that people can create something so special. Music can make people feel safe, and that by itself is so beautiful and such an important part of life.

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST ESSENTIAL PART OF BEING A 2020-2021 SENIOR?

A: Being a senior this year was definitely unusual but it taught all of us how to live a bit more independently. With graduation approaching fast, I think all of us had some worries about how we would manage being a real adult in the world and no longer having that feeling of teenage freedom. With quarantine and all the chaos in the world currently, I think the most significant part of it all was that we have gained a little more understanding of how we as people can survive on our own and feel more comfortable with our own presence standing by itself.

Q: WHAT ESSENTIAL LESSONS WILL YOU TAKE FROM EBHS TO USE IN YOUR FUTURE?

A: It may sound cliché and a bit of a flashback to kindergarten but, an important lesson to remember is to treat people how you’d want to be treated. The world is already filled with so much negativity and hate, why would you want to add onto that? Life is pretty short, and to make your life be filled with hatred towards others or society in general is so not worth it, there’s no reward to be gained for being an unpleasant human. So in the wise words of Harry Styles, “treat people with kindness”, everyday and always!

Q: WHAT LESSON HAS SHAPED YOU AS A PERSON?

A: I have learned that embracing who you are and who you want to be in life is the most necessary thing you can do, and that lesson has definitely shaped me as a person. It’s important to realize that your life is your own, and there really is no sense in hiding any part of yourself from being seen just because you may be worried how others react. You have to be able to love yourself before anything great can come to you. A life where you feel confined into being someone you’re not is a life that is not worth your time.

Q: WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM YOUR HIGHSCHOOL EXPERIENCE?

A: I would say just the people I have had the opportunity to form bonds with along the way. Having those people who make your day a little more exciting is such a wonderful feeling and high school definitely would not be the same without them. People may say that you only form tight bonds with people if you’ve known them for years and years but honestly, time doesn’t mean anything, it’s all about the comfort and warmth you’re able to find in people. With finishing high school and moving into the future, I wanna thank those few people who have brought that feeling of explainable happiness to me because it’s something I will never forget.

High school is always seen as something frightening, or difficult. Sarah has been capable of pushing through all of the barriers and the hurdles of high school. She chooses to look at things positively, using music as a tool in her everyday life. We wish Sarah the best of luck as she acquires new perspectives and experience outside of EBHS.