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NPHS senior Christiana Noll is ready for college, and she plans on majoring in English.

Senior Spotlight: Christiana Noll

Future Plans:

“Even though I still haven’t committed to a college yet (it’s between Temple and Bucknell), I plan on majoring in English. Grad school? Hopefully not! The plan is to not shell out thousands of dollars.”

Favorite NPHS memory:

“Gosh…there’s been a lot of good memories from North Penn. One of my favorites would have to be the Spring Event with the EnAct club in my junior year. I dressed up as the Knight and walked around to see all the kids. Apparently I made a little one cry, but, you know, overall the kids seemed to enjoy the inflatable dude. By the way, it is SUPER heavy! And hot. Really hot. They should plug in a portable AC in there, seriously.”

Favorite Classes:

“Both of my Creative Writing classes. And my 11th and 12th English classes. No wonder I want to be an English major, right?”

Favorite Teachers:

“Mr. Gillespie (CW 2, 12th AP Lit), Mrs. Kratz (AP Language), and Mrs. Schmidt (CW1, AP Seminar). These three really made me want to go into an English and writing-based career. FYI, hardest class I ever took? AP Language by far! But I still loved the class—Mrs. Kratz pushed me to crazy levels which is just one of the reasons why she’s one of my favorite teachers. I forgot to add Mr. Burrell in here. My Pre-Calc teacher in junior year. I absolutely hate math, but he was really there for me. Countless study sessions after school. I remember I got a 100% on my last quiz of the year—man, that stamp of approval I got from him was one of the best feelings ever. By the way, just so you know I’m not gloating, I barely made a B—failed tests and a bunch of C-pluses will do that to you.”

Advice to incoming sophomores:

“As a senior in all this crazy madness, I tell the incoming class and my 10th and 11th graders: enjoy the time you have. This is especially to those in 10th grade—11th grade is the hardest year. But to my incoming juniors, I want to stress something: if you fail a test, don’t beat yourself up about it. It’s one test. There are going to be plenty of opportunities to make up for it. I’ve seen so many of my friends get overwhelmed by grades, and, yes, grades are important, but so is balance. Go to that party. Be home by 10. Study the next day for that one test. Before I get too preachy, high school is supposed to be the last three years of carefree days—don’t be an adult just yet.”

To the Class of 2021 I leave….

“All of my notes on anything math-related. Math sucks. It’s a proven fact.”

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