Sample Interviews

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Sample Interview Transcripts:

Max Holland

2010 Graduate of HHS & Economic Development Major at Eastern University

I’m very much a spiritual person who believes in the afterlife, and. . .  continuation, and ah. . .  that the record kind of keeps spinning even after the music stops playing.  Um. . . and that that may be music itself as well.  Um. . . and— and so I think that that’s part of the problem is that we feel this real. . . tension and need. . . I think, as educators and educatees, right. . . to really walk away knowing something.  Um. . . but that’s not— education’s not necessarily about knowing something, and it’s not necessarily about the end. . . .  Ah. . . it’s sometimes very much about the process and th— th— the way it’s done. [. . .]

There needs to be kind of teacher-students and students-teachers.  Um. . . and—  and th— they need to operate together, recognizing one has a little more experience than everyone else, but also recognizing the limit of that experience.  So I think a real education looks like a conversation, ah. . . it doesn’t look like something that has a definite answer.  Um. . . and it’s something more exciting for it.  Something messier for it.

 Kimmy Beiter

2012 Graduate of HHS & Homeschooler for 11 Years

Okay, this is going to sound silly, but. . . when I first. . . when I first came here, I was really excited, because I was so sure that high school was just going to be  like DeGrassi, and you would have like this hour in a hallway just  to talk to everybody, you’re like, “Hey, man, have you heard what’s going on with Miranda?  I was so excited (laughs) and then I realized that. . . no one cared.  And I was so upset.  I was—  I —   I —  I genuinely thought that there was going to be this— this— I don’t know like this dramatic  like family that we all talked to each other and the senior class would all do things together, like you know, like I did with my family when we were schooling (sniffs).  So that was a hard transition.  So, expectations didn’t really line up with reality. . .  but. . .  reality. . . reality was good, too.  We did things, things that pleasantly surprised me. . . here . . . was. . . trying to think. . . I guess you had to search out the community. . . and that community existed. . .  it wasn’t— it wasn’t  handed to you on a silver platter, but you had to work for it, and I think that in itself was a little more rewarding.  Like, I found a community. . . here in the theatre department that was. . . (kisses fingers and extends them) magical.  That was— that was good.  I think—  I didn’t actually even think about the theatre department— My only experience from— my expectations for theatre— again don’t laugh— ahh, was. . . the only thing I knew was High School Musical.  Literally, that was my only idea of high school theatre.  I was like, “Oh my god, I’m going to audition, and I’m going to meet Troy Bolton. . . and. . . then I’m going to kick him. . . and then I’m going to run away, and then I’ll be even more a social reject” (laughs).  But no, it was— it was different.  I don’t— I think it was a lot different than I was expecting, and that really surprised me, how you were actually encouraged to think, not memorize.



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