A look Inside the Busy Life of Hailey Swyter


Kate Miller

Hailey Swyter practicing her violin after school.

When waking up knowing your day will be filled with class cabinet meetings, Mock Trial team, peer tutoring, piano lessons, violin lessons, spring musical rehearsal, and coaching children’s gymnastics, it might seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Still, sophomore class president Hailey Swyter makes it work.

Swyter’s school day starts bright and early, and most days don’t end until late into the night. On top of excelling in all of her high-level classes, Swyter is involved in many of North Penn’s extracurriculars, including leadership clubs and select musical groups.

“I’m on the Mock Trial team at school and involved in Model UN and the ADAPT Peer Tutoring program. I’m in the school orchestra playing the violin and in the spring musical pit orchestra, playing the piano. I’m also very involved in the class cabinet; at the beginning of the year, I was elected sophomore class president,” Swyter explained.

Outside of school, the grind still doesn’t stop. Swyter continues to work on her musical performance outside of school and uses her free time to share her knowledge to help others improve their education. Some days she inspires young girls by helping them pave the way for their gymnastic careers.

“Outside of school, I take music lessons for both instruments, and I also auditioned for the district orchestra for violin and hoped to make it to regionals. I tutor young kids in reading and writing. I also coach competitive gymnastics, coaching a young group of girls between ages 8-12. At our last competition, they won second place as a team, with two girls winning their age divisions,” Swyter claimed.

One of Swyter’s biggest responsibilities at North Penn is her position as the sophomore class of 2025’s president. Swyter works alongside the class cabinet to help her graduating class have a positive school environment and plan more events for the following year.

“We’re in the middle of planning an apparel sale for the grade, and we have begun planning an ice skate night. Additionally, I may be planning a large community fundraising event which I can’t talk too much about right now, but hopefully, in the coming months, we’ll have a more concrete plan,” Swyter said. “We have a great group of officers this year and two great advisors, Mrs. Marino and Mr. Fluck. I couldn’t ask for a greater group of people to work with than the class cabinet.”

Swyter was recently accepted into the district orchestra for the second year and was previously the only freshman in North Penn to get into the program. This competition takes lots of dedication and hard work from students.

“Just from the violins, they take 40 people out of over 100. This year, I hope to continue to the regional orchestra,” Swyter explained.

It may seem like with all the school work Swyter takes on, she may not have much time for fun, but she assures it is just the opposite. Swyter takes on a lot of similar interests to many students from North Penn, like coaching her favorite sport, spending time with friends, and listening to everyone’s favorite artist, Taylor Swift.

“Something else that makes me happiest is my group of friends. I have such amazing friends who never fail to put a smile on my face, and I’m so grateful for all of them,” Swyter claimed. “Another thing that makes me happiest is Taylor Swift. Her music has changed my life; if my AirPods are in, I’m listening to Taylor. I’m so excited to go see her in concert this May.”

When asked what some of her biggest takeaways from high school were, Swyetr answered that involvement is vital to students’ success in high school. Participation in school activities may better future opportunities and friendships, which are crucial to enjoying the high school experience.

“Get involved as much as you can. Even if you don’t go to every meeting, sign up for any club that slightly catches your interest and go to a meeting or two,” Swyter stated. “Getting involved in school is a good way to meet new people and make friends with similar interests. It’s also a great way to discover your interests and talents.”