Micah Shepherd '21
Published January, 2016
Hi, I’m Micah, and in case you didn’t already know, I go to Woodlawn School. Some people love Woodlawn for its beautiful nature, interesting history, and amazing academic program and philosophy, but I love Woodlawn for the people, specifically the students.
I mean, I love the teachers, too, but the students are just incredible. We all come from different backgrounds, and we can still come together and accept each other for our differences. I have been here since third grade, so this is my fifth year at Woodlawn, which also means it’s my fifth year with some of my best friends and some of the sweetest, most talented people I have ever met.
Ariana Hoshino, who is now in twelfth grade, was my eighth-grade buddy when I was a third grader. She is awesome with her camera, and she inspired me to start taking photographs. I met Amelia Woodall when I was in third grade, and I was able to hang out with her again in fifth grade when she helped me with an art project. These are just two of the people who helped me realize it’s okay to be the crazy, wild extrovert that I am. I used to be extremely scared to talk to anyone older than me, and now I randomly say hi to all of my high-school friends on the way to Mr. V’s science class.
I’ve known some of the people in my grade since third grade. Natalie Boyle is jumpy and exciting, athletic and funny. She has an awesome personality. Ben Vaughan is adorable, loves animals, makes funny sounds, and is awesome at building robots and doing the computery things that I don’t know how to do. Jessi Dickerson is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met in my life. She gives the best hugs and is always supportive. Carmen Lolla is like a sister to me. She’s always there for me when I’m sad. She’s really smart and always helps me. She calls me Mike & Ike, and I call her Red.
The unique people at Woodlawn have changed my life forever. They are my family. I know Woodlawn will always be a huge part of my life.
Micah is currently a junior at Woodlawn.