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Falcons Foretell Futures

Gigi Schueneman
GiGi Schueneman ’26 shares a section of her 2024 academic resolutions.

It’s that time of year again. The beginning, I mean.

Some people are determined to become a completely new and improved person in 2024. Others still feel like 2023 just started.

Either way, a popular new year’s activity is to create a list of resolutions and goals to become a changed person.

Here are some of the ways our very own FWCD Falcons hope to grow and improve in the new year:                               

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“My resolution is to convince my parents to obtain a household pet,” Sam Saade ‘26 said.

“I am drinking more water,” Mazzy Mikolajunas ‘26 said.

“I want to do a flip,” Cal Neubauer ‘26 said.

“[My New Year’s Resolution] is to spend less money at the campus store,” Eleanor Holm ‘26 said.

“My New Year’s Resolutions are to yell at people for leaving stuff in my car and to go to bed earlier,” Catherine Hart ‘26 said.

“My New Year’s Resolution is to read more than I did last year,” Maya Marques ‘26 said.

“I want to clean my room more and to not flake out on things,” Courtney Comeaux ‘26 said.

“My New Year’s Resolution is to continue my year-long streak of not getting a detention,” Dylan Short ‘26 said.

“Bulking. And if that doesn’t work, I want to get better grades,” Blake Dickey ‘26 said,

“I want to be able to say the alphabet backwards in under 5 seconds,” Cannon Black ‘26 said.

“Do more looksmaxxing,” Paxtyn McPeak ‘26 said.

“I’m going to try to stop being so great all the time so other people can have a chance,” Canaan Factor ‘26 said. “And maybe be less funny so I don’t keep making people laugh. I would like to have some more me-time. Be more wavy, get my money up, more emotion, more diamonds, more chains.” 

“My resolution is to grow, literally, to be bigger, to be healthy, to read more, to get straight A’s, to apply to colleges, and to be top 15 in the class,” Jabari Griffin ‘25 said.

“I decided not to do them this year, because I didn’t want to disappoint myself,” Ava Vanderpoel ‘26 said. “I can just be a good person–I don’t have to make goals.” 

“My New Year’s Resolution is to do amazingly in Bob Booth’s class and to nail stoichiometry. I would also like to not crash my car,” Sophia Jiang ‘26 said.

“Mine for this year is probably to appreciate the little things and not focus on what’s ahead,” Jane Shelton ‘24 said.

Evidently, the Falcons’ goals lack much uniformity. They are all unique, just like the students at Fort Worth Country Day. 

If you would like to see if the people featured in this article followed through with their resolutions, you can check back for a follow-up story later this year.

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Gigi Schueneman, Life & Arts Editor
Gigi Schueneman is a sophomore at Fort Worth Country Day. When she is not in a class or dancing with the FWCD Ballet Conservatory, she loves to watch "Gossip Girl." She looks forward to the days that she is studying at Yale or playing with her bunnies in her future NYC penthouse. But for now, she likes to spend her time listening to music and organizing Pinterest boards in her bedroom. Gigi is so excited for her second year on the Quill!
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