Esperanza Junior of the Week: Shannon Dempsey


Student of the week Shannon (on the right)

Ethan Vartanian, Contributor

What are some of your hobbies and how did you get into them? 

Some of my favorite hobbies are soccer, lacrosse, and surfing. I have been playing soccer for my whole life, but I joined lacrosse in high school because my friends wanted to do it and I loved learning a new sport. I learned to surf with my sister, but don’t go as often since she has moved out. 

What is your favorite genre of music and why?

My favorite genre of music is country music because I like going to country concerts and it makes me happy. 

What are 3 words to describe yourself?

Words to describe me are outgoing, hardworking, and kind 

If you were stranded on an island and only got to bring 3 movies, what movies would they be? 

3 movies I would bring if I was stranded on an island would be 10 things I hate about You, When Harry met Sally, and Twilight.

What are some of your goals for the future? (School, job, etc)

I hope to go to college & major in kinesiology then go on to become a physical therapist.

What’s your favorite thing about yourself?

My favorite thing about myself is that I work with people well and get along with everyone.

If you could be in any movie what would it be and why? 

If I could be in any movie it would be Harry Potter because it would be cool to do magic and be a part of Hogwarts with all the characters. 

Who do you look up to and why?

I look up to my sister because she puts her best into everything she does and she always does the right thing. She always knows what to say and I can talk to her about anything.

How would you spend a day off?

If I had a day off I would go shopping and go to the beach with my friends because those two things make me happiest, especially with my favorite people. 

What is your favorite quote and why?

My favorite quote is from Joshua 1:9 in the bible. It says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”. This is my favorite because it reminds me that I am never alone in the things I go through.

How do you meet the EHS standards of P.R.I.D.E. (Positive, Responsible, Innovative, Determined, Engaged)?

I meet the EHS PRIDE standards by being kind and trying to be the best version of myself. When I do those things, the rest of the PRIDE qualities are easy to meet.

What is something you would like to see being done on campus to help students, or the school?

I would like to see more people around campus helping to clean up so our school can always be as clean and nice as possible

What is your best school memory of all-time?

My best school memory of all time is the ASB banquet after my sophomore year because I got to make my last memories with some of my favorite people before they moved on to other chapters in their lives. 

What is your most embarrassing school moment of all-time, that you are comfortable sharing?

My most embarrassing school moment of all time has been when I stuttered when speaking at the rally in front of everyone.

What is your favorite holiday and why? 

My favorite holiday is Christmas because I love spending time with my family, and I love going to church on Christmas Eve. The traditions that go with Christmas like baking cookies, looking at Christmas lights, and watching Christmas movies make it even better.