Lei H., senior — interview conducted by Araddhya Tibrewall
Tuesday, May 2, 11:05 pm: We sit under the Latin Club Tree, right before the lunchtime buzz picks up. It’s a nice cool day. I click record. “Welcome, Lei.” The interview has begun…
Araddhya: Hi Lei, what’s up?
Lei: Hi! (laughs)
Araddhya: How was your day?
Lei: It was pretty good. I had a lot of time to catch up on a lot of stuff, and everything’s wrapping up at this time of the year. And there are so many projects that are coming to an end.
Araddhya: Okay, let’s get started. If you could choose one song to play every time you walk into a room for the rest of your life, which song would you choose?
Lei: Oh my gosh. This is a really tough question. I knew this one guy whose baseball walk-out song was “Party for One” by Carly Rae Jebsen. Something goofy like that. (laughs) I think it’ll be funny, but it’ll probably get very old very quickly though.
Araddhya: Yeah I don’t know. What’s something unique about you that your classmates might not know?
Lei: Uhhh…I don’t know, I’m going to overshare. I guess something unique about me is that I did Brazilian jujutsu in middle school.
Araddhya: What! Wow!
Lei: I don’t think many people know about that. I didn’t stick with it for very long. But I do remember some things, and that’s not something that’s very me. So maybe it’ll take people by surprise.
Araddhya: Ok. Looking back at your experience at CPS, what is something you'll never forget? This can be a sports team, a moment, a friend, a class, really anything.
Lei: I don’t know….I guess the most important thing is the friends you made along the way. I guess like where we’re sitting right now, which is at the top of the hill, under the big tree with the giant steps is where my freshman friend group used to sit to eat lunch, so I guess those friendships are really important to me. One of my other good memories is running around on the set of the Midsummer thing in Scooby Doo costumes and maybe some unnamed people were injured by accident, but they ended up okay, so it was really funny.
Araddhya: Go check out the Drama Tech instagram! Okay, what are you looking forward to in the future? This could be your last few weeks here, summer, college, life, pretty much anything.
Lei: Oh my gosh, I have no idea. I’m excited to see how things turn out because everything can go in so many different directions, and I have no idea where I’ll end up even like a year from now. I’m excited to see what happens.
Araddhya: Just living in the moment.
Araddhya: Cool. And, last question. If you could say thank you to one room at CPS, which one would it be?
Lei: Learning center, easy.
Lei: Yeah, James. It opened right when I came into the school, and it was really fun. It’s a great hangout spot, a very good nap spot, but difficult to eat lunch in. Because there are so many different food smells clashing together. Oh my gosh, please don’t put that in. (laughs)
Araddhya: Everything you say is going in!
Lei: Oh no! Okay. Okay.
Araddhya: Thank you so much, Lei.