ACA Through The Ages

 

By Samantha Rands and Olivia Silbernagel

We interviewed six students at ACA questions about their futures, school, and worries. The goal was to look at the diversity between what different age groups worry about; where an elementary schooler would have fewer worries, and a senior would worry more about the future.

We interviewed two elementary students: Gwyneth Lute and Love Best. Two middle school students: Deon Best and Rebecca Burton. And Two Seniors: Faith Burton and Carson Welker.

ACA students ranging from eight-eighteen years old were asked the same nine questions:

  • What’s your name?
  • How old are you?
  • What’s your favorite color?
  • What’s your favorite subject in school?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • What worries you about the future?
  • What do you worry about in school?
  • What do you like most about school?
  • What do you like least about school?

As predicted, students in younger grades had fewer worries, while older students were more concerned with grades and more “adult” issues.

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Gwyneth Lute (Fifth Grade) and Love Best (Second Grade)

  • What’s your name?

Gwen.

Deon….Love.

  • How old are you?

I’m ten.

Eight.

  • What’s your favorite color?

Uh teal.

Turquoise.  

  • What’s your favorite subject in school?

None.

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

I wanna be something.

  • What do you worry about in school?

Homework.

  • What do you like most about school?

Love.

Gwen.

  • What do you like least about school?

Nothing.

 

Deon Best (Sixth Grade)

  • What’s your name?

Deon Best.

  • How old are you?

Twelve years old.

  • What’s your favorite color?

Blue.

  • What’s your favorite subject in school?

PE.

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

Neurosurgeon.

  • What worries you about the future?

Nothing.

  • What do you worry about in school?

Also nothing.

  • What do you like most about school?

Probably PE.

  • What do you like least about school?

Homework.

 

Rebecca Burton (Seventh Grade)

  • What’s your name?

Rebecca.

  • How old are you?

I am twelve.

  • What’s your favorite color?

Uhh probably turquoise.

  • What’s your favorite subject in school?

Probably science because my teacher is really cool.

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be…probably a veterinarian [Why? Is there a reason?]  I think I do because I really like animals and I just like helping them, and I’ve been like that since I was little.

  • What worries you about the future?

Probably…not getting good grades…because I have good grades right now but I probably won’t.

  • What do you worry about in school?

Um…I think…what I worry about right now in school is probably…is still grades. I just…really don’t want to get bad grades.

  • What do you like most about school?

Um…I think my favorite thing about school is that like…in the future I’ll actually know stuff, and if I didn’t go to school I wouldn’t be able to be a veterinarian because I…would not, like, have the knowledge.  

  • What do you like least about school?

Um that we have a lot of homework all the time.

 

Carson Welker (Twelfth Grade)

  • What’s your name?

Carson Welker

  • How old are you?

Seventeen.

  • What’s your favorite color?

Green…ish blue.

  • What’s your favorite subject in school?

Writing…when we watch movies in writing.

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

Filmmaker.

  • What worries you about the future?

Not being a filmmaker.

  • What do you worry about in school?

Not being a filmmaker…[No, in school] In school? What I worry about? Writing class.

  • What do you like most about school?

Um…I don’t know, some teachers are co-fine.

  • What do you like least about school?

Teachers.

 

Faith Burton (Twelfth Grade)

  • What’s your name?

Faith Burton.

  • How old are you?

I am eighteen.

  • What’s your favorite color?

Blue.

  • What’s your favorite subject in school?

Uhhh probably science.

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

Mmm probably a nurse or something in zoology.

  • What worries you about the future?

Financial stuff.

  • What do you worry about in school?

Nothing.

  • What do you like most about school?

I like the, Especially about aca, the community that we have.

  • What do you like least about school?

Uh waking up early.

 

Sources:

Best, Deon. Personal Interview. Dec 6, 2017.

Best, Love. Personal Interview. Dec 6, 2017.

Burton, Rebecca. Personal Interview. Dec 4, 2017.

Burton, Faith. Personal Interview. Dec 6, 2017.

Lute, Gweyneth. Personal Interview. Dec 6, 2017.

Welker, Carson. Personal Interview. Dec 4, 2017.

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