ASB president senior Kara Chu may be struggling through her college applications, but she’s still going strong despite 2020’s opposition to let normal life resume. You’re lucky if you spot her in your Zoom classes—she’s the one with the biggest smile and even bigger heart.
The Howler: How’ve you been?
Kara Chu: Hoping we can safely get back to Northwood soon.
TH: What are you up to lately; any new hobbies?
KC: Quarantine baking—I’ve got a great chocolate chip cornflake shortbread cookie recipe.
TH: Describe yourself in three words.
KC: Kara bout chu.
TH: Do you have any secret talents?
KC: Fitting in the most rides in one day at Disneyland.
TH: If you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be and why?
KC: Kristen Bell because I love her voice and her humor.
TH: How is the school year going for you; are there any struggles as a senior?
KC: I feel like it’s really Zooming by.
TH: How’s distance learning been going?
KC: Like the one unmuted person in a breakout room with all muted people.
TH: What are you most excited for this fall?
KC: Turning 18 and VOTING.
TH: What Northwood activities do you enjoy most?
KC: Cheering my friends on at games, performances and ASB events.
TH: What’s your favorite song from the NHS Back-to-School playlist?
KC: There are so many, but I’d have to say Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes.
TH: What’s one thing on your high school bucket list?
KC: Going to prom…in person.
TH: What is something you’re thankful for?
KC: Teachers and staff!
TH: What do you do as ASB President?
KC: Lead ASB events, create a caring NHS community, hype up school spirit, collaborate with other IUSD ASB Presidents and more!
TH: Describe your favorite ASB memory at Northwood.
KC: That’s a tough one. Homecoming games and dancing as Ariana Grande in our Homecoming pep rally?
TH: How has the new school year been going for ASB?
KC: I couldn’t be prouder of my team! To check out some of our virtual events, subscribe to our NHS Den YouTube channel.
TH: What plans does ASB have for the rest of 2020?
KC: We’re planning a great year. Go to nhsden.org for upcoming events!
TH: What event that ASB has planned are you most looking forward to?
KC: Homecoming— Spring Semester style.
TH: What should we expect going forward from ASB?
KC: ASBest virtual events that are completely new and different!
TH: What advice about high school would you give to NHS students as the ASB president?
KC: Get involved! The more you put in, the more you get out of it.
TH: What advice do you have for students who want to join ASB?
KC: It will be one of the best, if not THE best part of your high school experience, so definitely do it!