New (Academic) Year’s Resolutions: Northwood Edition

Rita Lai, Accent Editor

It’s that time of year again when we make promises to ourselves about never procrastinating ever again and proclaim that our commitments to extracurriculars will definitely not wane. Still, it’s good to give ourselves the benefit of the doubt, and with Northwood’s hard-working community, maybe these following resolutions will succeed after all.

Provided by Trina Truong

I hope that I will get straight A’s, be involved in school, make an impact this upcoming year, try my best in everything and ultimately, have fun. I’d like to join Speech and Debate, class council, ASB, YAT and Key Club. I strive to improve time management and organization.

—Trina Truong (9)












Taken by Elle Chan

I hope to grow closer to other students by becoming more involved in school activities and being a part of our Northwood traditions like post-game team bonding, spirit weeks and dress-up days. I plan to surround myself with motivating students that encourage one another to maintain high grades and healthily manage time to succeed in and outside of the classroom. With guidance from those around me, I hope to go into the year with a healthy mindset and recognize my mistakes to be able to move on, grow and ultimately, make this upcoming school year one to remember.

—Kathleen Zhu (9)











Provided by William Deng

I aim to become more sociable and helpful to others through proactively befriending people, especially in marching band and the clubs that I am a part of such as Math Olympiad and French club. I’m trying to start a STEAM for All club and I am hoping to attract new members, and continue to provide opportunities for others to explore their passion. In terms of time management, I really hope that I will be able to complete all of my school work on time without overstressing myself, while also having the time to relax and enjoy life outside of school.

—William Deng (11)











Provided by Ginee Zambrano

My goal for this year is simply to not slack on my work because I don’t want to spend my time cramming in school, trying to get my grades up, when I can keep them a certain way throughout the year. I’m also trying to maintain stable mental health because that will overall help me in so many ways. Lastly, I want to take my time with certain hobbies and work and not rush myself with other stuff that doesn’t really help me out. I really want to try to enjoy being at school and to put more of my focus into drama and helping with the plays and musicals.

—Ginee Zambrano (10)













Provided by Kiara Kuriakose

This new school year, I want to be able to maintain a balance between classes and activities that just provide some joy in my life. I’m also going to try to remain fully in the present, as cliché as that sounds. Especially since it’s my last year, I’m going to continue being a part of the school productions which I’ve been doing for a while now. I also hope I’ll be able to attend most of the senior events. I plan to actually go to prom this year and go to more sporting events other than football. I just want to experience my senior year to the fullest.

— Kiara Kuriakose (12)