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Senior Spotlight: Adrian Wasylewski

Adrian has been in a leadership role and played Saxophone in concert ensembles. As a straight-A student (don't bring up his one A- ...he gets angry), he will pursue a career in Electrical Engineering. Don't let that GPA fool you, he likes to have fun, too, and enjoys “Parks and Rec.”

Instruments: Tenor Saxophone

Plan for the future: I plan on going to college somewhere (I haven't decided where yet, but it's happening) and majoring in Electrical Engineering.

Travel aspirations: I would like to go to Spain because it's such a beautiful country and I already speak the language (even though some Spanish accents are hard to understand and they use a lot of different words for things).

Proudest accomplishment: Getting all A's and A+'s in all of my classes since freshman year (except first semester of freshman year in Mrs. Carey's English 1H class when I got an A-... I'm still mad about that).

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory was when the band went to Disneyland sophomore year and the whole time, Cathy, John, Katelyn, and I were looking for pickles, screaming, "Donde esta pepinillos?" (where is pickles?) and fast-walking around the park because we had a "schedule" (it was a lot funnier than it sounds).

Favorite musical piece/tune from high school: “First Suite in Eb” by Gustav Holst

Most underappreciated thing about high school: Actually having a routine

Quarantine activities: Staying up until 3 a.m. playing Roblox with Cathy Ibrahim; also crocheting with Cathy; doing homework with Cathy; coloring with Cathy; sleeping in until 1 p.m.; watching lots of YouTube, Netflix and Disney+; playing Club Penguin with Cathy; learning some new songs on piano; riding my bike more; and filling out this survey... with Cathy.

What I've been watching in quarantine: “Parks and Rec” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”

What part of the ACHS Music Program has had the most impact on you and why? I would say that the Marching Band has had the most impact on me because it is where I have spent the most amount of time. But honestly, it has taught me so much about hard work, determination, responsibility, accountability, and so many other life skills. Also, this is where I have built so many relationships and friendships that I am very grateful for. I honestly think my high school experience would have sucked without Marching Band (even though sometimes Marching Band wasn't the most fun, but that's beside the point because it was fun 98% of the time).

What would you say to you freshman self about the Music program if you could? First of all, Marching Band is NOT just walking and playing. Also, you're gonna need to actually practice. One last thing: you're gonna meet a girl named Catherine; don't talk to her, please. Save yourself. (Cathy told me to put that last part).

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