Q&A with Laura Gonzalez


Q: How did your first day of high school go?

A: “It was good, it was better than I expected. The introductions to all the classes were kind of boring but everyone was really kind.

Q: Is HHS what you expected?

A: “It’s better, I like that it’s really diverse.”

Q: Do you do any extracurricular activities?

A: “I run cross country in the fall.”

Q: Why did you choose to do cross country?

A: “Because I wanted to be in shape and it’s a good way to meet people.”

Q: Where are you from?

A: “I’m from Spain.”

Q: What was difficult about making the switch from Spain to the U.S.?

A: “The language was difficult to learn ,also, the cultures are just really different.”

Q: When did you move here?

A: “I’ve been living in North Carolina for the past four years, and I just moved to Harrisonburg this past year.”

Q: Are your high school classes easier or harder than middle school?

A:  “They’re about the same, but the topics are more interesting.”

Q: What’s your favorite class so far and why?

A: “I really like gym because the group of people in my class are fun and we get to play lots of


Q: What do you think of the overcrowding?

A: “There are a lot of people, but it’s not as bad as I was expecting. You can get to your classes

fine by using the back stairs.”

Q: What has been the easiest part of transitioning from a different state to Harrisonburg?

A: “The people make it really easy, and everyone is really nice and welcomes you.”

Q: What’s been the hardest change for you?

A: “I don’t know, I mean no one likes being a freshman.”

Q: What’s different about going to school in North Carolina than going here?

A: “I went to school in Durham and there was some diversity, but here, there are people from all over the world and I think that’s really cool.”

Q: Do you like high school more than middle school?

A: “A lot better.”

Q: What are you most looking forward to about high school?

A: “I’m really looking forward to homecoming and prom.”

Q: Who’s your favorite teacher so far?

A: “I like Ms.Figueroa, my spanish teacher.”

Q: Do you have any siblings?

A: “Yes, I have two brothers. One of them goes to Bluestone Elementary and the other goes to Skyline Middle School.”

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: “I play soccer and I like to listen to music.”

Q: What did you do over the summer?

A: “My family and I spent a lot of time moving from our house in North Carolina, and we went to Busch Gardens.”

Q: What do you want to do when you grow up?

A: “I really like to travel, so I want a job that would allow me to do that.”

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