By CHARLIE SNYDER
Mathew Chan (12)
If you could relive one memory from ASB, what would it be?
“It would probably be when we were working the haunted jail cell for the La Puente Sheriff's department in my junior year. It was pretty much just scaring kids for about seven hours straight with a bunch of my closest friends. We even got to go to Denny’s afterwards at almost 2 AM.”
What has been your biggest goal with ASB over the last few years, and how do you feel you have accomplished it?
“My main goal has been to become a better leader and help others in the organization improve with what they have set themselves to build upon. By being present during interviews and meetings, I have been able to accomplish that goal.”
Are you confident in next year’s staff being able to carry on the duties of ASB, and what do you think they will have to accomplish?
“The underclassmen were able to accomplish a lot this year. They had a ton of ideas and were even able to execute a bunch of new things although the current circumstances. I am interested to see how they will be able to implement some of the ideas that we have used during distance learning back in person.”
What is your favorite show/movie?
“My favorite show is La Casa de Papel. I just love the whole storyline and seeing how all of the characters are able to work with one another.”
Do you prefer distance-learning or in-person school?
“I prefer in-person learning because I think I am a very sociable person.”
Isaac Sanchez (12)
How has this year in ASB stacked up against some of your earlier years in the program?
“This year in ASB has stacked up towards the top. No, we were not on campus to plan activities, no we did not host rallies, and no there was no homecoming or other dances to plan. But I think this year in ASB taught us to think outside the box. We created the Wildcat Weekly, held virtual spirit week and found a way to motivate our campus through Zoom announcements. It was a year to make us better leaders.”
If you could go back to your very first day in ASB, what would you tell yourself?
“If I could go back to my first day in ASB I would tell myself “expect the unexpected.”
What is your favorite memory with the program over the years and why?
“My favorite memory with the program is not necessarily what we produced, but rather the journey there. There were so many behind the scenes moments that taught me what teamwork means. I really got to build a lot of friendships.”
What’s your favorite sports team and why?
“My favorite sports team is the Wilson boys’ basketball team. We are always the underdog, which just makes the victories even sweeter, and the losses greater learning opportunities.”
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
“Time travel. I would like to see how and where all my high school buddies meet their goals and aspirations.”
Delaney McConnell (12)
What made you want to join ASB in the very first place?
“I wanted to join ASB because I always had a passion for editing videos and coordinating events! Joining allowed me to continue this passion and make videos for the student body to see.”
What has been your favorite year in ASB and why?
“2019-2020 ASB was the best year! Even though it got cut short due to COVID-19, I made so many new friends and got to be behind the scenes in some really fun events like homecoming and lunchtime rallies.”
Do you have any memorable achievements with ASB?
“Dr. Kenfield showed a lot of the videos I have edited for school at Coffee With the Principle and applauded me for my work. I always thought that was super cool to be recognized!”
Who’s your favorite musical artist and what is your favorite song from them?
“My favorite artist is Steve Lacy and my favorite song by him is Hate CD.”
If you could spend a day with any celebrity, who would it be and what would you do?
“I would probably choose Pitbull because I feel like he is the life of the party and would really bring me out of my comfort zone. I would definitely make him take me to his favorite club and then have Taco Bell after.”
Cole Serrano (11)
What do you miss most about being a part of ASB in person?
“I really miss the ASB room and getting to hear people brainstorm. We would have a good time together, and that whole social aspect is definitely missed.”
What are you most looking forward to for the next school year, assuming school is in-person?
“I can not wait for assemblies. Just doing stuff in the amps, and being able to be with all of the students again will be really fun.”
What would you tell someone who is on the fence about joining ASB?
“You have got nothing to lose! It is a really fun environment, and despite some of the stress that may come along with the work, the experiences in ASB are only positive.”
What is your favorite movie of all time and why?
“I am going to have to go with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. I recently got to see it in theatres at AMC for its tenth anniversary.”
If you could travel anywhere in the world with anyone that you wanted, where would you go and who would it be?
“I would go to France with my mom because I think she really wants to go there.”
Alisa De La Rosa (11)
What has been your favorite memory in ASB during distance learning?
“My favorite memory has probably been our Fun-Fridays where we take a break from all of our work. We get to play games and bond with the newcomers in our class.”
What have you found to be the most enjoyable thing about being in ASB over the years?
“Being able to brainstorm an event, plan it and then actually see people enjoy it makes me really happy. I feel like I am actually making a difference amongst the student body when that happens.”
What events are you most looking forward to ASB hosting for the next school year?
“Well we can not exactly promise anything just because of all of the uncertainties surrounding next year, but I am really excited for everyone to get to see all of their friends in person again. If we can plan, then we will definitely try to.”
Who is your favorite Disney character and why?
“My favorite Disney princess is Ariel!”
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
“Definitely sushi because of all of the different ways that you can make it. I could never see myself getting tired of sushi.”
Justin Huh (11)
How have you remained motivated to continue to bring your talents to ASB, regardless of your role?
“I think I have remained motivated to bring my talents to ASB by prioritizing the goal of making high school a memorable experience for all students. It brings me joy whenever I plan an activity or event which makes the student body appreciate their time at Wilson.”
What is your favorite event that ASB has hosted over the years and why?
“My most favorite ASB event was Homecoming 2019-2020. I loved the theme of “The Great Gatsby” and overall, I just remember having an extraordinary night with the boys and moshing through the event to every Travis Scott song that came on. Not to mention, Mo Bamba too.”
What made you want to run for ASB President and what would you be looking to bring to the position?
“I ran for ASB President because I truly wanted to make a larger contribution to the school. I want to make 2021-2022 the year we come back strong and safe, and make it feel as if we had never left. I’m extremely excited to carry out all the new and creative plans that me, along with e-board, have for the Wildcats.”
What is your biggest pet peeve?
“My biggest pet peeve is someone who complains about everything. Personally, I’m a firm believer of being “proactive over reactive.” I’ve gained this mindset from the one and only, David Goggins. So whenever I hear someone complain, I get extremely annoyed because why complain when you can always take initiative and do something about the current situation you’ve been put in?”
If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
“If I could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, I would have it with Jesus Christ. I would love to be able to ask him all the questions that I have regarding my faith. Also, I’m extremely curious to hear his advice on how he was able to stay confident and firm in his own faith.”
Bellai Sandoval (10)
What made you want to apply for ASB in the first place and how has your first year been?
“I really wanted to get involved at school, and I would always see ASB members having a bunch of fun at rallies, so it just seemed like it would be a good fit. I also thought that they were really good leaders and I was hoping to pick up on some of those skills. Although this year has not been as expected, it has still been really fun pitching in ideas and having my ideas, even as a sophomore.”
What have you found to be your favorite part about ASB and why?
“Definitely the people. I’ve made so many new friends even online, and everyone has just been super loving. ASB really feels like a family.”
Is there anyone in the program that you look up to or gain any level of inspiration from?
“If not my older brother Dyssael who is also in ASB, I would have to say Imani Lee. She is really involved and outgoing, and I can not help but see myself in her. When it comes to ASB, I like to strive to be more like her.”
If you only had three words to describe yourself, what would they be?
“If I could only pick three, I would probably go with caring, outgoing and sociable.”
Who is your celebrity crush?
“I would say Ewan McGregor. He plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars saga. Ever since I was really young, I always had a huge crush on him.”
Kennedy Brown (10)
How would you describe your first year in ASB so far?
“I had an amazing time. It was surprisingly really fun coming up with ideas to accommodate distance learning. Even online, I was able to make a lot of new friends and connections.”
What skills have you been able to improve upon through your time with ASB?
“Being in ASB really helped me learn how to find time for a lot of things besides homework. My time-management has really improved.”
Are there any specific ideas that you or any of your peers have thought about for next year that you are willing to share?
“I do not think that we have anything fully planned just because we are unsure about what exactly the world is going to look like next year. But with that being said, as long as we are back and safe, we will definitely have lots of rallies and maybe a few dances."
What is your dream school and why?
“I do not have any in mind, but I have always wanted to travel abroad, so maybe going to school in a European country like England or France would be fun. If it had to be in the United States though, I would love to go to school in Washington.”
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
“I would love to live in Seattle because of how much I love the rainy weather.”