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EHS Senior Spotlight: Meet Dorsen Joseph

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

Ewing High School has some great opportunities, though you do have to take advantage of the opportunity within the lifetime of the opportunity, because if you don’t, it’s your loss.   

Who is your favorite teacher why?  

My favorite teachers are Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Hammer, Mr. Hammer, and Mr. Halpern.  The reason I liked these teachers is because they helped shape my mind not just as a student but as a person.  When I wanted to further my knowledge or get a better understanding of something that didn’t really have to do with their class, they were happy to take the time to provide an explanation.  

In which activities do you participate in school? 

In school I participated in Track and Field, Wrestling, and the Black Student Alliance (BSA) club.

I am part of the cast of the Ewing High School musical, “Seussical!” and unfortunately at the time of this of this interview, “Seussical!” is postponed. 

What activities do you participate in outside of school? 

Outside of school I go to the gym and recently I was chosen to be an official member of the Gentlemen's club.  

Our sources tell us you juggled being a member of the EHS Wrestling team and part of the ensemble for the EHS musical, Seussical!  How did you successfully balance your academic workload and both extracurricular activities?  

Honestly, I don’t even really know, I just know that I felt busy almost 24/7. 

We also understand your Senior Experience is in the EHS Guidance office, what have you learned about the experience? 

I’ve learned that guidance counselors can be a little bit under-appreciated for all the work that they do for us. 

What accomplishments are you most proud of?  

Honestly I’m just proud of myself for being able to accomplish things in general.  When you are able to do something that you set your mind to, it fills you with a sense of joy, and to get acknowledged for that just feels even better.  

 How do you define success?  

 I ultimately define success as being happy with how your life is. 

What are your plans after you graduate?  

 After high school I plan to go to college study engineering and complete a few projects that I have in the works.  

What is your favorite quote or book?  

My two favorite quotes are “Before creation, comes destruction” and “Work hard in life, rest in death”. 

Looking back to when you started high school what advice would you give FMS students like your sisters who will be coming to EHS in the near future? 

I’d tell them to just work hard, don't stress too much if something happens and to relax, once they get the chance.  

If you had the opportunity to do one thing over again during your high school career what would it be and why?  

I wouldn’t really do anything too different because then I wouldn’t be the person I am today.