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The Eagle's Cry

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The Eagle's Cry

Student Spotlight: Daniela Cross


At BHS, all four grades spend numerous weeks planning for one of the most-anticipated school events Battle of the Classes. With all this planning and coordination, students look to their peer leaders. For the senior class, senior class president Daniela Cross has worked hard to come up with themes and other ideas for Battle of the Classes. Another event that the senior class president plans is the senior prom. Coordinating the prom requires a lot of thought involving all members of the senior class to contribute with ideas to fundraise in order to lower the cost of tickets. On top of fulfilling the duties as senior class president, Daniela Cross also participates in multiple clubs and sports. 

What are some of the clubs and sports you are a part of? 

During the fall sport season, I am on the Swimming and Diving team. During the winter season, I am a part of the Varsity Gymnastics team, and during spring, I am a part of the Girls Spring Track team. Some of the clubs I participate in are Student Council, Senior Class, Red Cross, Stage Crew, and Jazz Band.  

What are the hardest parts of being senior class president?

Being Senior Class President is a rewarding, but sometimes challenging role. One difficult part about being President is juggling various responsibilities, such as planning events and representing the class. Furthermore, much of the senior class has different opinions and interests, and it can sometimes be a struggle to balance diverse viewpoints and make decisions that satisfy the majority of the class. Despite these challenges, being Senior Class President is a fulfilling experience, as I enjoy leaving a positive impact on my class’ senior year.

What are you looking forward to most about senior year?

I am looking forward to one of the most important events of senior year — prom. To me, prom is not just about the exquisite dresses and suits, but about ending my high school journey surrounded by friends and classmates. Prom is a meaningful and unforgettable night that marks the end of the senior class’ hard work, accomplishments, and shared experiences.

Do you plan on going away for college or staying home? 

I plan on going away for college. I am excited to explore a new environment and form new connections. Being away from home is not just an educational experience, but also an opportunity to gain important life skills, such as independence.

 What advice would you give to a junior who is about to enter their senior year of high school? 

Entering your senior year of high school is an exciting time, as there’s lots of events to look forward to. One piece of advice I would give to a junior is to stay organized and manage your time well during the college application process. It’s easy to underestimate the time and effort needed for applications, and procrastinating them will only lead to stress. Deadlines often approach faster than you think, and managing your time wisely allows time to ensure that your applications are your best work.

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Joy Kim
Joy Kim is currently a senior attending Bethpage High School. This is her second year writing for The Eagle’s Cry. She participates in five varsity sports which include soccer, cross country, winter/spring track, and marine fitness. She also plays a significant role in her school’s science research program. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her friends and family.

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