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Senior Sendoff #Classof2024: Bushra Syed

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Bushra Syed, graduating senior, spending time with her family.

Segerstrom News honors the successes of the Journalism class seniors as the academic year comes to an end. Bushra Syed stands out among them not only for her academic accomplishments, but also for her varied involvement in the school community. She has participated in community service clubs like CSF and Key Club and interned at Jim Thorpe for the Advanced Child Development class. She has contributed to Segerstrom News as the Editor-in-Chief of Print Media. Bushra enjoys reading, writing, baking, and indulging in art projects as hobbies while balancing all of her responsibilities. Described by her friends as genuine, caring, funny, talkative, and friendly, Bushra’s warm personality shines through in all she does.  

1) What is/are your favorite memory(ies) of Segerstrom? 

Some of my favorite memories at Segerstrom were hanging out with my friends during class. Sharing classes with people I already knew made classes more fun. Some nights I would stay up late finishing work because my friends and I spent the class period talking and laughing, but it was all worth it. 

2) How has your high school experience at Segerstrom shaped your life?

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Some of my favorite memories at Segerstrom were hanging out with my friends during class. Sharing classes with people I already knew made classes more fun. My high school experience has taught me that adulthood is near. Even during freshman year, you’re only a few years away from being 18. Here at Segerstrom, you will be treated like the young adult that you are, so act like one.  

3) What are your plans after high school graduation? 

I plan to attend Cal State Long Beach and major in Child Development and Family Studies with a minor in gerontology. I don’t have a set career to pursue, but I’m interested in family or school counseling because I love meeting new people and helping them.  

4) What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming freshman?

The best advice I could give to an incoming freshman is to make friends with your teachers. Talk to them. Show interest in what they do beyond the classroom. This can be as simple as asking how they’re doing that day, or even saying hello and goodbye to them. When you get to know your teacher as a person, it makes it easier to ask for help and makes the class more enjoyable. They have a purpose and value beyond that of your teacher and are truly not appreciated enough. And when college and job applications roll around, they’re great references for recommendations.

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Melanie Vargas
Melanie Vargas, Senior Copy Editor
Melanie Vargas is a freshman and staff writer of the Jag Journal. Melanie is in journalism because she likes to write about popular culture and current news events. She loves to binge Netflix series and movies. My favorite food is anything from Chick-fil-A. She believes the idea that zombies are real because she heard one on Friday at her mom's work.

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