A 2020 Graduate Shares Her Thoughts on Euclid Schools
by Meghan Grisez | Originally published in the Euclid Observer community newspaper.
I am currently a senior and have been in Euclid City Schools all my life. I wouldn’t trade it for any other school district in Ohio. There is so much offered here at the high school that other schools simply don’t have. Many schools have had to cut art and music programs that I have had the luxury of enjoying.
Euclid has really given me the opportunities to get out there and show what I can do. I’ve played my violin since fourth grade, did show choir for a few years and am currently getting ready to play a teacher in this year’s up-coming musical production of “Fame!” Lots of people always come to see Big Show and it has become an annual tradition that the community looks forward to.
My experience at Euclid High School has well prepared me for my next step, and I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me.I love having a wonderful music program, and I am so grateful for our schools for not only encouraging our interests in the arts but also funding my passion for music. I have been first chair in the orchestra for three years now and I’m constantly striving to get better at what I love.
In addition to having a great arts program, I’ve also had the luxury of taking all sorts of college classes at Euclid High School for free. Since tenth grade, I’ve been able to take 12 college classes which will help me save money and get a headstart on college classes. They have helped me prepare for college and see what it is like. By taking these classes and doing my best, I’ve been able to get up to sixth in my class out of 346 students.
We also have so many great Career Tech programs. I know many students who have used these programs to get a good start toward their future careers. College isn’t right for everyone, so Career Tech gives kids another option. New college classes and Career Tech classes are added every year, so there are many options for kids who want to try something new.
I am a senior and will be going to college in the fall. I am planning on going to CSU. I’ve already been accepted and offered scholarships. I have an interest in film and am thinking of becoming a director. Because of my college credits, I will be further along in my education. My experience at Euclid High School has well prepared me for my next step, and I’m excited to see what the future has in store for me.