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15 minutes with BHS senior Celia Smith

She says Organic Chemistry is the hardest subject she is taking this year

Interviewed by Tayler Nowak-Valentine
Celia Smith is a senior at Bluffton High School currently taking Advanced Mathematics, Organic Chemistry, Statistics, College Writing, Financial Literacy/Sociology, Anatomy and Child Development. She says Organic Chemistry is the hardest subject she is taking this year.

What has been your favorite part of your Senior year so far?
I had a lot of fun going to the boys' soccer games, I usually would sit in the back of Ellie Hoffman’s truck and watch from over the fence. So, I saved money and still got to watch the game.

What, in your opinion, has been the worst part of your senior year?
Not having homecoming.

What do you plan to do after high school? 
I haven’t decided on my school yet, it’s coming down between Cedarville, Xavier and Capitol University. And I plan to major in either nursing or social work.

What will you miss most about high school?
I don’t think I’m going to play sports in college, like at all. I really had a great relationship with my swim team, so I’ll miss Mrs. Diller and the swim team the most.

If you had to give incoming freshmen one piece of advice, what would it be?
As soon has the pandemic is over and you can do it safely, literally just do everything you can because I really took for granted going to football games, going to dances. So, once everything is over and you can do it safely do it, because I really took it all for granted and you’ll never be able to do it all again.

Which teacher do you think helped you to become the person you are today?
Mrs. Diller for sure, I’ve had her every year of high school, except freshman year, and she was my swim coach so I saw her like every day. Also, Ms. Erford, I’m taking her college class this year and I think I’ll be more than prepared for school and I think I owe that to her.

Is there anything you regret not doing in high school?
I didn’t go to very many football games ever, like I only ever went to the homecoming games and I missed that a lot after covid happened and we couldn’t do that anymore.

What’s one of your favorite TV shows?
Grey's Anatomy.

Are you excited for prom, since we didn’t get one last year?
I’m a little nervous that people aren’t going to show up, because if I want to go I’m going to want to be with my classmates and with my friends. But I’m really, really looking forward to it, it was like the one thing I had to keep me going throughout the year. My only sanity to hold on to, so I’m glad that were having it, even if it’s a lot different than we expected it.

What type of music do you prefer to listen to?
I wouldn’t say I have a specific type, but I love Harry Styles. I like Harry Styles a lot. I’m also taping into my childhood of Harry Styles, I’m listening to a lot of One Direction.

Who do you aspire to be more like in five years?
I always really looked up to Hannah Yost, she was a senior when I was a sophomore and we went to youth group together and saw each other at least once a week and I sang with her a lot at church and I followed her through her journey of going to Cedarville. I really looked up to her a lot when I was younger and still look up to her now.

If you had to describe yourself as a type of coffee, which one would you be?
I don’t drink a lot of coffee, but I would say my personality would be a cold brew with the sweet foam, since I can be sweet around people I don’t really know but once you get through my layer of ‘sweet foam’ I have a cold brew kick with my friends when I’m brutally honest with them.

Do you have any cell phone games or apps that you are addicted to?
I have Tik Tok, but it’s not really a game. I would say I play Dumb Ways To Die a lot, but I don’t know how the score on that works.

What do you remember from Kindergarten?
Kindergarten was the last year my friend, Leo, went to school with me. She was like my only friend I had in Kindergarten before she moved away.

Tell me about your most interesting tee-peeing experience?
I went with Ellie Hoffman and Tayton Kleman and a couple others. We bought like 70 rolls of toilet paper. Our original plan was to get a bunch of different houses instead of just one and we were tee-peeing some of our friends from church and it was like 1 in the morning and as we were tee-peeing their house they pulled into their driveway and chased our car for like five miles down the street until they caught us.

If you could have a conversation with any famous person you wanted to for five minutes, what would you ask or tell them?
: Well, I would like to talk to Harry Styles, but I have no idea what I would say. I would just be in awe of him.


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