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EHS October Senior Spotlight: Meet Cassandra Knott

C.K.Wednesday, September 8th was the first day of school and it was the first time since March 2020 that the district welcomed back all students and staff to the building of Ewing High School since the start of the pandemic. Can you describe how it felt to walk into school that first day?

When I walked into the building of Ewing High School, I had mixed emotions between feeling excited for being physically back in the building and seeing what the new school year brings, while I also felt a bit nostalgic as this is my last year as a high school student.

What did you find most surprising?

What I found most surprising was the dual effect of returning back to school, it felt as if no time had passed at all as I saw recognizable faces of friends, students, and other staff members. While, also feeling the effect of the difference in atmosphere of the school post Covid. Other than that, the school remained the same as we left it.

What are you most looking forward to this school year?

I'm looking forward to making my last high school year count and have memorable memories to take with me after I graduate. I'm excited to reconnect with my teachers, classmates and friends this year- picking up where we left off; at the same time taking in all that Ewing High School has to offer for my senior year.

What do you want people to know about Ewing High School that they might not know?

Ewing High School is a diverse community made up of different types of students who are all pulling together to pursue excellence in academics, sports and any extra-curricular activities that can all be found here at school. Not only does Ewing High give you the foundation but also the tools to support your high school career path and beyond, setting you up for success.

In which activities do you participate in school?

I mainly participate in afterschool clubs such as Spanish Club, Film Club, Rotary Club, Newspaper Club, Coffee for the Soul Club, ASYSST, Student Council, Youth Activists Club and I played for the Tennis team.

What activities do you participate in outside of school?

I attend my church's youth group/activities, and I recently held a part-time job.

What awards or acknowledgements have you received in school and/or outside of school?

I was inducted into the National Honors Society, and received a club leadership award.

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

I am most proud of being selected into the National Honors Society, and getting accepted into the Princeton University female film-worker fellowship. I am also proud of starting the Film Club at Ewing High School.

What is your favorite memory of high school to date?

My favorite memory has to be collaborating with the Youth Activists Club for film night to watch Hidden Figures, and having a nice discussion about the film where everyone's opinions and thoughts were voiced and respected.

Who is your favorite teacher and/or coach?

Mr. Gibbs, because he helped me start the Film Club and was my 9th grade English teacher and helped me to improve my writing skills/literature.

Who or what has impacted your life in a positive way? My faith as a Christian has helped me get through high school in more ways than I can count and has helped form who I am today.

How do you define success? Overcoming obstacles and achieving your goals no matter the surrounding circumstances.

What are your plans after you graduate from Ewing High School? I plan to go to college to get my degree in nutritional science.

What is your favorite quote or book? Every new day is another chance to change your life.” ~unknown