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A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Katie Hessler '20

A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Katie Hessler '20

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

What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to attend Northwestern University, and run cross country for the Wildcats. :)

What have you learned in East that will enable you to be successful?
I've learned at East that organization and planning are key.

What were you like in school?
I was athletic and studious. I tried to support and listen to others.

Did you have a favorite teacher or class?
Many of my teachers impacted me in a positive way. I was a primarily humanities focused student. In the past two years Mr. Webb and Mrs. Murphy have helped me gain a greater appreciation for science and math. I now feel that I'm a more well rounded student from what I've learned in their classes.

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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?
For me that location would be the track. I greatly enjoyed being on both the cross country and track teams.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you were younger?
To have known not to underestimate myself.

Who from East do you think you’ll stay in touch with in the future?
My friends.

What advice do you have for young East kids?
It's a cliché but small steps lead to big goals.

Bonus question: What are you glad we didn’t ask you about?