Humans of Chelsea High
A Bleu Print project in partnership with CHS Journalism and Photography classes, Humans of CHS seeks to spotlight the voices and perspectives of Chelsea's students and staff members.
"[School athletics] provide entertainment for people if they come and watch. It's fun and it's a lifestyle, and you get in kahoots with all of the people around you, like seniors, and you can get rides from them for different things you want to do. You make a lot of friends, too. There's lots of people you can meet."
“I think it’s really important to accept people for who they are because I’m a very interesting person, and the people that mean the most to me are the ones that stick with me and put up with my crap.”
"Mom always says that with every dark night there is a brighter day."
"I'm either always thinking about math problems or looking at things in an artistic way."
"Do what makes you happy."
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
"Doc Brown from back to the future inspires me."
"What scares me the most is everything in the ocean except dolphins."
"The happiest moment of my life was the birth of my daughter."
"The most influential person in my life is Mr. Schilt."
"I love the feeling you have while you're driving down a rural highway with the top down on a convertible and your favorite song playing in the background."
“I love spending time with my family, generally when we’re camping, because everything is shut off and we just get to spend quality time with each other.”
"I think about my impact on people; when my friends are going through hard times, I’ll say, “I’m here if you need anything.” It’s cliche, but they all realize I’m saying it from the bottom of my heart. One of my friends said I have the biggest heart and she’s not sure how I manage it. But the effect I have on people and what they see in me—how my actions relate to others—is what...
"Definitely goblins, ghouls though? Well, I suppose it depends on the time of day and my mental state, emotionally that is. Yes."
"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."
"I run because it teaches me how to motivate others and persevere through life."
"Nobody knows what they're doing lol it's not just you."
"I'm afraid of… uh… Raw Food."
"I love my baby nephew more than anything else in the world!"
"People should eat more food."
"Life is like your grandma's lasagna; you never know how it's going to turn out, but it will be okay."
"Enjoy what you have now, before it goes."
"The person I look up to most is President Obama because in 8 years he accomplished a lot of social and economic change."
"I find myself thinking about how we do and don’t use literature to spark conversations about issues of race and minority disenfranchisement in our society."
"I'm a tootsie pop. Hard outside, but gooey inside."
"No matter who you are, your attitude and effort decides your experience. Don't spend your life worrying, blaming, and making excuses. Man up, and attack the day!"
“My mother taught me to have a work ethic, the importance of kindness, and to respect everyone."
"My mom's life has not been an easy road and yet she still has this amazing outlook and is always there for me when I need her, so she's definitely a role model for me because I want to be a mom that has unconditional love and always be there for my kids. And I want to be there for my students, I like to be there to listen to them. I know that they're a person and I care about them as a person in ...
“There is no such thing as a free lunch."
“The most influential person in my life was my previous band teacher, Lawrence P.H. Bradley, this is because he taught me to respect others and made me believe in positive reinforcement."
"If I could, I would give the whole world a clean bill of health, a soul-mate, and a rescued kitten."
“Oh geez, do I really want the whole school to know I'm afraid of murder!”
"Don’t ever forget the small things in life because that is what will make you happy when times are tough."
“It doesn't take much to live a happy life...all you need is a positive mindset; master your mind, master your life.”
“The most valuable things in the world: one good friend, redheads, unconditional love, food and water-- chocolate shouldn't be, but there’s a reason that it was used as a ration in the book 1984--and cats and dogs, and anything fuzzy and furry to cuddle with.”
“The people around me motivate me. I want to be a part of the team. I want to be a part of robotics. That's influenced me. Even though I don't conform, I still want to be part of a group. Robotics has been a big influence...Mostly what keeps me going is the want to create the next big thing. I want to help work on solar cars and bipedal robots. That stuff has always fascinated me.”...
"I want to be a student that helps Chelsea to be a better place. I think it's important to get good grades so the school looks good, and that's what I'm doing, but all of us also need to be more active in other students' lives, especially the ones who are depressed. That's why empathy and positivity are so important to me."
"I feel like I enjoy life all the time, no matter what's going on...I feel like a lot of people don't, and that makes me sad...in general, no matter where I am, I always want to enjoy life."
“I want the best for everyone; I want them to make the most out of their education and experiences in life…I’m not very judgmental, so I appreciate differences in different people--diverse ways of doing things--I appreciate what people bring to the table.”
“My Girl Scout troop kept doing the same things over and over and over again. I got bored of it, so I left."
"I think that everyday is a gift. Even when you are having a bad day, it's better than having no days. Everyday, I make a conscious decision to remind myself that today is an opportunity to interact with people--good people--to have success, and to share life."
“We are the sum of everything in our life. It's impossible to pick out one big influence. So, I have a quote wall in my bedroom, and there's more than one person quoted on that wall, and I believe that humans are a sum of all of the influences. I take anything. There's no one person. It's everything that I hear. All the transcendentalists and stuff, all of it is on the wall, anything that inspire...
“I want to get rid of animal cruelty, like how animals are killed for only their body parts or others are only hunted for sport, and how dogs are starved and left to die alone and sad, and how farm animals are raised just to be killed when they reach a certain age. I believe this should all stop.”
"I love to help people, whether it's homework in the media center or college applications up in the office. I think part of my role in this high school is being an adult that's not a teacher and not an administrator, but an adult you can go to...I think about others and what they go through, and that influences me a lot because we're always going through things. I try to realize that it's not about ...
“If I could change one thing about the world it would be to teach people to be accepting. It's insane to me that everyone cares about what everyone else does with their life. Specially at this age, we are high school students. We are paving our way through high school to get to the rest of our lives. When we leave Chelsea High School, none of this matters anymore. I just wish more people thought...
“I like to believe I'm really similar to people, but I don't let one failure set me down. I have to keep trying. I used to be terrible at math, and I used to think it was impossible to get an A in an Honors English class. But my perspective in that has changed because I've tried hard and actually gotten over failure. I just think it's important to have a growth mindset.”...
"I do theatre because, it's like you get to step into someone else's shoes for awhile, and in the process you get the chance to look at things in new perspectives."
"I highly recommend cruises, especially for single women. Like seriously, my key to this is finding the highest deck of the boat, going to it at sunset, just looking longingly somewhere long enough for someone to find me, and then I’ll go on a romantic adventure. I have had nothing but success with that method."
"When I was younger, I traveled across the country with my friends. We barely stayed in any hotels, we planned it all out so we could stay with people we knew, with no GPS or anything like that. People should do that when they can. I really try to open teens' eyes to the world, and traveling can do that very well. I mean, there are seven billion people, can you even imagine? People should see outsid...
"I set a high academic and personal expectations for my students. I want them to be respectful and considerate of everyone, no matter what. I want them to challenge themselves, yet at the same time allow themselves permission to make mistakes without excessively worrying. I want them to be reflective and thoughtful every day."