Class of 2017 Salutatorian: An Interview with Lauren Haft

Written by Alicia Scott on June 13th, 2017

Lauren Haft is the Salutatorian of the Class of 2017. Here she reflects on her experience as a high school student at Providence. Congratulations Lauren from all of us at Providence Classical Christian School! May God richly bless you!

Q:     Please briefly tell us where you were born, grew up, and any hobbies or interests you are passionate about?
A:     I was born in Everett, WA and grew up in Snohomish, Washington. I really enjoy being outdoors and traveling.

Q:     What was your biggest challenge during your high school years at Providence?
A:     It was sometimes challenging going to school in such a small, close-knit environment because you are with the same handful of people for so long, but in the long run it was a really wonderful experience and provided me with friendships I would not trade for anything.

Q:     What has been your most memorable experience while attending High School at Providence?
A:     The most fun I had at Providence came from participating in the extracurricular activities like volleyball, basketball, and drama. You make memories and have experiences that you miss out on if you don’t take advantage of the opportunities Providence provides.

Q:     What is the most important thing you learned while attending Providence?
A:     It was probably to enjoy the people and moments God placed in your life and recognize that they are there for a distinct, meaningful purpose.

Q:     What will you miss the most when you graduate from Providence?
A:     I will miss the community the most.

Q:     What was your favorite book read while attending Providence and why?
A:     I really enjoyed reading Fahrenheit 451 because it is a very engaging work and incredibly applicable and insightful to our present day.

Q:     Do you have any regret or thing you wish you had done while attending Providence?
A:     If anything, I wish I had learned to try and enjoy and see the value in what we were learning in our classes sooner.

Q:     What are your plans after you graduate from Providence?
A:     I am attending Colorado Christian University in the fall and plan to major in elementary education with a minor in intercultural ministry. Beyond that, I am not sure. I guess we will see where God takes me.

Q:     What are your top three goals in life?
A:     Currently, my top three goals are probably to travel and experience different cultures, to be involved in some sort of missions work, whether locally or abroad, and to become a foster parent/ adopt a child, but my goals and aspirations are always changing.

Q:     What parting words of wisdom / advice would you give to other Providence students?
A:     Above all else, focus on loving others well. From my few short years, I have found that this is one of the most rewarding and fruitful things you can do.