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'I Learned to Take Pride in What I Do'

Senior Isaac Harris shares how he learned to take pride in his creativity in high school and how his (and other students') work with the Interact Club will have an impact even after he's gone.

 (MHS) will celebrate commencement at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, June 19, graduating about 330 seniors.

All this week, Moorestown Patch will provide short profiles of a group of graduates: where they're attending college, their fondest memory from MHS and what they'll miss most (and least) about being high school students. 

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Name: Isaac Harris

Age: 18

Activities: Interact Club (treasurer in 2011), Urban Challenge Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Environmental Club, Spanish Club

College: Rutgers University-Camden

Intended Major: Nursing

Career Interest: I plan to work for a few years after school, go back to pursue my master’s, then hopefully work as a head nurse or director. Later, I plan to get my doctorates and teach as a professor for nursing.

Fondest Memory from High School: On the last day of Spanish class, my honors Spanish class (last year), Ms. (Lisa) Trapani actually brought in a huge cake. But it was the one thing we never expect from her. Just food in general. It was bigger than a desk. It was a white cake, decorated with a little graduation hat saying, “Congratulations!” … It was the last thing any of us expected to see and it turned out to be a huge, professionally baked cake that looked as good as it tasted … And we remember, she was like, “Don’t say that I never give you anything.”

Most Important Thing You Learned at High School: To take pride in what I do and how I do it. Not let someone try to change what I’m doing or not lose myself, get sculpted into something I don’t want to be. I really learned that whatever I write, I should take pride in it, make sure that my voice stays in it, not just mold it into some formulaic writing.

What You’ll Miss Most: The after-school activities, especially Interact Club, because I was the treasurer. We did so many community events. We helped so many people in the community. And I know when I leave, it will still continue.

What You’ll Miss Least: Just the idea of coming to school and going through classes that are required and you don’t want anything to do with them and just being forced to learn. With college, I’m taking what I want to take, and also I have interest in what I’m taking.

Check back tomorrow for the second of our Moorestown High School senior profiles. Visit our Senior Snapshots page to read more profiles of Moorestown 2012 graduates.

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