TEEN TALK: Q&As With Christopher Loring
Sunday, April 30, 2017

By Christopher Loring

Mohogany Wells a sophomore at Lansing School District’s J.W. Sexton High School.  She is an A,B student and has been on the honor roll since freshman year.  Mohogany is also in Michigan State University’s Upward Bound program and is also on the track and field team. Mohogany plans to go to a HBCU for college and one day hopes to travel the world. 
LORING: What Is the most important thing you’ve learned in high school?
WELLS: That you can’t depend on anyone but yourself, you may need a little help here and there but always do things yourself! Success is also the  only way to hush the haters.
LORING: What do you expect to be doing ten years from now?
WELLS: I expect to be an oncologist and also a graphic designer. I also want to build my own brand. I want to also continue pursuing my track career.
LORING: How do you define “success”?
WELLS: Success is having a plan for your goals and achieving them.
LORING: What do you like or dislike about your school and what would you change about it? 
WELLS: I would change having the lower grades in the school.
LORING: How would you describe yourself to someone who did not know you?
WELLS: I am very outspoken, funny, blunt, athletic, bubbly and a whole bunch of other things mixed into one intelligent young lady.
LORING: What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?
WELLS: My strengths are getting things done on time, good grades, writing and helping others. I do find it hard to express my feelings at times.
LORING: What has been your proudest achievements so far?
WELLS:  Getting a job at only 16 years of age, and staying on the A,B honor roll!
LORING: If you could talk to anyone living or deceased, who would it be?
WELLS: I would have to say my uncle on my dad’s side, that was murdered at a gas station. I will never talk to him again.  I miss that I will not have that opportunity as I grow older.
LORING: What events have been crucial in your life? 
WELLS: Losing so much of my family in one year. Also being out of track for almost 3 months.
LORING: What mark do you feel you’ve left on your school? 
WELLS: I get things done. I am a leader, helpful and also a star athlete.
LORING: What do you want to get out of your college experience?
WELLS: Meeting new people and being in a different learning and education environment.
LORING: What about you is unique?
WELLS: My smile, personality, style and the way I present myself.
LORING: What book would you recommend?
WELLS: The Black Poets  by Dudley Randall
LORING: Will your high school record accurately reflect our effort and ability?
WELLS: YES, because I’ve never did nothing but great things.
Christopher Loring is a 10th grader at Lansing School District’s J.W. Sexton High School where he is a member of the band.  He is also in the Upward Bound program at Michigan State University.  He is an intern at The New Citizens Press.
Printed in the April 30, 2017 - May 13, 2017 edition

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