Humans of CPS: Harper H.
Updated: Oct 23
Harper H., Freshman - Interview Conducted by Araddhya Tibrewall
Tuesday, October 11, 2022: It’s a jolly, grassy day. You can faintly hear bits and phrases of Spanish from the Scott classrooms—the birds chirp in response, understanding the language, as if they were born in South America and are migrating through California. The sun is strong, but not too strong, toasting you to a nice, comfortable temperature. And in nature’s paradise, I click record. "Welcome Harper." The interview has begun...
Araddhya: What’s your favorite part of CPS so far?
Harper: Um, I think my favorite part of CPS so far is the community and the people here, especially, like, at assembly. I really like assembly, because I think that it’s a fun time for the whole community to come together.
Araddhya: How has your transition from middle school been?
Harper: My transition from middle school has been a little rough, but everyone here is really supportive. The teachers are great and always there for help—you just need to reach out. I think that’s definitely helped my transition, because it was a big step.
Araddhya: What are you most looking forward to?
Harper: I do dance here, and I’m looking forward to having the performances, stuff like that, and making new friends.
Araddhya: What dance styles are you trained in?
Harper: I’ve been doing hip hop and African dance since I was in kindergarten (wow!). I stopped doing African dance in 5th grade, but I’ve been doing hip hop ever since then on competition teams and performance teams. I’ve done tap, jazz, modern, and ballet, but I like hip hop the most.
Araddhya: What’s the most interesting gift you’ve received?
Harper: My friend got me a cotton candy machine in 5th grade for my birthday. That was really cool. (An entire machine! Can you believe it?)
Then, the infamous “would you rather” question, which Harper created on her own:
Harper: Would you rather go to Greece or Hawaii?
Harper: I would rather go to Greece.