Reporter, Faith Harden – Drake

This week’s student of the week is Dan Seagroves! He is pushing through this difficult school year with a positive outlook on life that is admirable. Dan is working hard to stay at the top of his class. 

Dan is a Freshman, and although he’s missed almost all of his first year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he is doing his best to keep a positive outlook in a negative situation. To achieve this, he keeps in close contact with his friends and family, watches different TV shows on Netflix, and browses different social media including, but not limited to Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. 

This semester Dan is taking Math 2 honors, Intermediate Vocal Music, Gym, and History 1 honors. If Dan had to choose, his favorite class would have to be Math 2 honors with Mrs. Lewis. “I love her personality and she’s a great teacher!” He expressed. “During the first semester it was hard to get used to virtual learning, but the second semester it’s actually been a lot easier,” Dan recounts. 

Dan is on the Speech and Debate team and is interested in joining the tennis team once COVID-19 calms down a bit. Dan enjoys debate because he enjoys having a collegiate argument with people of different political views. 

Dan’s Favorite quotation is “If you can’t love yourself, how in the heck are you gonna love somebody else?”  Dan loves this quote because of the social stigma that a lot of people face about being alone. He says “it kina describes where I’m at in life right now. I’m spending some time working on loving myself, so I can show the same amount of love back to the people I care about” 

Dan describes his personality as “self-delusional confidence” His friends agree. Evan Brown, one of his closest friends, remarks that if he had to pick three words to describe Dan, it would be “studious, stubborn, and a creative thinker. Studious because he’s a talented student, and often keeps me on my own work. Stubborn because he strives to be right, even if that’s not always an option. Creative thinker because he thinks out problems in a way that others might not necessarily see them.”

After high school, Dan plans on going to college and majoring in law, to hopefully one day become a judge. “I always wanted to be a part of the justice system since I was young.  I feel like there’s a lot of messed up things going on back there, and I want to be a part of the movement to change that.” 

Dan is naturally charismatic and sweet. People are often drawn to him for his charm and great personality.  Thank you Dan for being an all-around great person! We hope you get the chance to change the world!