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A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Isabella Poortenga '20

A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Isabella Poortenga '20

You can only have one: Rose’s caramel corn, an ice cream cone from Jersey Junction, or a Yesterdog. Which do you choose?
Ice cream cone for sure.

What are your plans after graduation?
Going to the University of Michigan.

What have you learned in East that will enable you to be successful?
I've established a good work ethic for myself.

What were you like in school?
Pretty talkative and friendly. Probably pretty sarcastic too sometimes.

Did you have a favorite teacher or class?
I loved psych with Mrs Miller and math with Mr. Dykstra.

If you had to choose one moment in one location to serve as the signature moment of your East school experience, what would it be?
The bus ride home from winning the state championship for lacrosse my junior year.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you were younger?
The teachers are there to help you and it's really important to build a good relationship with them. Also appreciate Bruce more!!

Who from East do you think you’ll stay in touch with in the future?
Everyone! I love my friends here.

What advice do you have for young East kids?
School is super important but make sure you balance it with time for yourself and with your friends because otherwise you might go crazy.

Bonus question: What are you glad we didn’t ask you about?
Well, this question is really stumping me so I'd probably say I wish you hadn't asked this question.

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