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Anna Stewart | Metamora Township High School | Class of 2018

November 5, 2017

Meet the lovely, Anna Stewart, Class of 2018 senior from Metamora Township High School!  She is a talented musician and has a voice of an angel.  IL high school senior photographerAfter high school, Anna plans on attending college to major in Music Education. She is a busy girl and participates in Marching Band, Recorders Ensemble, Robotics Club, soccer, Madrigals, Tech for Music and she is the President for Writer’s Club. She works at Krogers and loves everything about music including playing multiple instruments, listening to and write music. She enjoys reading and writing.  She admits she is motivated by deadlines and rewards.

Advice to incoming freshman: “Be yourself and have fun, but make sure to stay on top of your assignments. Get them done on time and don’t procrastinate so that you have more time to have fun with your friends. Meet new people, try new things, and try to figure out who you are and what you like to do, high school is a great time for that. It is also just a great time, so have fun”

Anna would describe her “perfect day” and starting out early in the morning, a little before sunrise.  She would start with meditating on a plan for the day, make goals and then drink a cup of warm tea.  She loves being productive!  Anna would meet a friend for coffee and brunch followed by some house cleaning, reading, taking a nap, walking the dog and overall relaxation. Of course, she would be listening to jazz music or something that had a folk song feel.   At night, she would hang out with friends and her boyfriend, so she would be ending the day with people the loved.  “I would write down in my journal what happened, what I though of the day or any ideas that came to mind and finally, set my alarm, put out my outfit for the next day and do it all over again with a few small differences that would keep things interesting.”

“If I could have any superpower, I would have the power to refill things!  Want more to drink or eat but don’t want to move? POOF. You’re glass or plate is full again. Need to get gas but don’t have time to stop? POOF. You have just enough gas to get where you need. Bank account almost empty? Simply refill it until you have enough to get by on. Would you like to stop talking to someone? Refill their bladder so they have to leave and you no longer have to talk to them. I think this would b a handy superpower.”

Three things on her bucket list: 1. Travel the world 2. Graduate college and do what I love 3. Get a tattoo

A moment she is most proud of is when she decided to be herself.  “I used to want to impress people and always be who they wanted me to be. Now I am more independent and while I have learned to rely on others, I also now know how to rely on myself and figure it out on my own when I need to”

“The best thing about my parents is the ways they always encourage me and their support when I need them. My Dad has the best sense of humor and my Mom helps me when I need it”

Something random and fun about Anna: “I took the ICC Motorcycle Safety Course and passed!”

The most daring thing she’s ever done was ride the Screaming Eagle roller coaster when she was four years old. The most unusual things she has ever eaten was snails and “they were pretty good!  I am not a picky eater so I will try almost anything!”

Family motto: You don’t get what you want and you don’t throw a fit

Here are some of Anna’s fun favorites:

  1. Holiday – New Years
  2. Sport – soccer to play and basketball to watch
  3. TV shows: That 70’s show, Raising Hope, Stranger Things, some anime shows and most of Netflix
  4. Family trip – My favorite family trip was when we went out to Seattle when I was four to see my Aunt that lived out there. We stayed in a cabin, went fishing, made pies from wild blackberries, and had a great time. I loved Pike’s Place and the overall atmosphere of Seattle and I can’t wait to go back.
  5. Holiday tradition – When I was a kid, we would always go to my grandparents on my Mom’s side for Christmas Eve. We made cookies, and then set some outside with milk for ‘Santa’ to come and eat. Sometime during the night’s festivities would hear a knock on the door, and go to check. The cookies and milk would be gone, and a red sock with presents would be left. I have so many good memories from nights like those.
  6. Childhood memory – My favorite childhood memory is of my family going to Disney when I was six. We went for my cousin’s 6th birthday, and had a blast.
  7. Family recipe – Mom’s meatloaf
  8. Music – anything from Jazz to Bluegrass to the Oldies.  Anything but pop-country
  9. Foreign food – Chinese or Vietnamese food
  10. Music artists: Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, AJR, Jon Bellion, Twenty One Pilots and the Lumineers.


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