Student of the Week: Lindsey Cook
Lindsey in a dress she designed and sewed herself.
What is your Coronado story?
Well, I’ve lived here on this island for my entire life, but my parents are both East Coast natives. They met in college and my dad was in the Navy, so they came out here and never looked back!
What is your favorite part about Coronado High School?
I think my favorite part about CHS is the community. I know it sounds cheesy, but I really feel close with a lot of my peers and I’m not intimidated by my teachers, but rather, inspired by them. I hear a lot of high school horror stories, but I’m happy to say that I have not had that kind of experience. I feel welcome at school, even accepted, and I don’t think kids at other schools really feel that way.
What are some of your current passions?
I’m very passionate about creating things. Paintings, clothing, writing- I guess I just enjoy expressing myself through art. Most recently I’ve really been exploring the relationship between artistic principles and my fashion designs, and I’ve been exploring what really gets me inspired to create beautiful artwork.
Where do you want to go to school next year?
Ah, school. Well, right now I’m looking at University of Southern California, UCLA, and Brown (with Rhode Island School of Design). I know I want to study art and maybe anthropology, but we’ll see if I can survive the application process first.
Any favorite spots around Coronado?
My favorite spot in Coronado would probably be the Del. There’s something so symbolic about it, I guess, and I love sitting out on the deck on a nice winter day, watching tourists and the ocean. I like Coronado in the winter in general. There’s something more secretive then, like no one realizes that the most beautiful Coronado sunsets happen in the winter after rain, not in August.
What is your favorite memory so far from Coronado High School?
I don’t know if I could narrow it down to just one. I think this senior year has been fantastic so far, and I can’t wait for all the memories to come. But as of now, I think powderpuff was a great experience. I didn’t even play and I still felt really connected to everyone in our class. It’s moments like that when I feel really connected to the people around me. Those are the moments I live for.
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