“Time management has always been something that I’ve struggled with when it comes to school. It was one of the biggest things, learning how to prioritize, learning how to be able to tell my friends, 'no, I don’t want to hang out with you. I want to do my homework. I want to get this out of the way.' I have to work for my grades. I’ve learned that I have to set time and make a schedule to do my work. Making a schedule has honestly helped me, and this year, I do homework on Saturday. That was never a thing for me before, like who does homework on Saturday?”
- Hailey came to The Winchendon School in 9th grade from a charter school in Massachusetts. While she was able to get good grades, her time management skills needed improvement.
- Over the next three years she learned to work collaboratively with her peers in small groups, and encouraged by her teachers, Hailey took on leadership roles, first in class and then in the School community. By her senior year she was a co-president of the School and a Service Learning leader.
- Hailey is member of the inaugural class nominated to the National Honor Society for The Winchendon School.
- With support from her teachers, Hailey learned to embody the School’s core values of resilience and resourcefulness, both traits needed to be successful in the AP classes on her schedule.
- Surrounded by a campus full of friends, Hailey discovered effort in the classroom results in deep understanding and taking the same care and concern for her activities outside of the classroom can result in being on a championship volleyball team or having a lead role in a favorite musical!