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A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Ellie Huegli '20

A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Ellie Huegli '20

You can only have one: Rose’s caramel corn, an ice cream cone from Jersey Junction, or a Yesterdog. Which do you choose?
I would choose Yesterdog because I have the best memories there. Whenever my sister comes home, my family and I will go to Yesterdog around 12:00am and it is always so much fun!

What are your plans after graduation?
I will go to Grand Valley State University to study studio art. Right now, I am hoping to do a job where I can design things or curate spaces.

What have you learned in East that will enable you to be successful?
I have learned the importance of hard work, communication, and perseverance.

What were you like in school?
I usually was described as the "nice one" or the one who smiles a lot. I made it my job to make East a brighter place and I always tried to be welcoming and a genuine friend to everyone! I always worked hard and was very honest with school work. I wanted to push myself to become a better version of myself by the end of each year.

Did you have a favorite teacher or class?
My favorite class was my IBHL English class with Mrs. Hazle my junior year. There were eight students in the class and we honestly had so much fun every day! My favorite teachers are Mrs. Hazle, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Szpieg!

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?
This is so challenging. Maybe the first day of senior year when my friends and I sat at the senior bench. Or when I went to my first senior tailgate and senior football game.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you were younger?
I wish I knew how important it is to recognize how much my parents do for me.

Who from East do you think you’ll stay in touch with in the future?
I will stay in touch with all my underclassmen friends, my field hockey team and coaches, my art teacher, and my friend group!

What advice do you have for young East kids?
Don't be afraid to be yourself. Take ownership of who you are. Don't forget to have fun in high school. Be nice to everyone, even if they bother you.

Bonus question: What are you glad we didn’t ask you about?
Who my first crush at East was because that was asked in the survey for the school newspaper!

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