Jacob Smith: An #NDNSatHOME Story

Halee Rhoades, NDN Press

Jacob Smith is a senior at PN-G. On a normal school day, he is involved in National Honor Society, cross country, swimming, powerlifting, track and field and as the Indian Spirit. This is his #NDNSatHOME story.

Q: How do you keep yourself busy at home? 
A: I’ve been focusing on keeping my diet clean, getting my workouts in and occasionally doing my homework.

Q: What is something fun you’ve done this week?
A: My brothers and I have been going fishing at a canal by our house every day since quarantine started, that’s been pretty fun. I also got to participate in the teachers parades for the elementary schools.

Q: What is one thing you have wanted to do this week?
A: The state powerlifting meet was last month, which I qualified for, and I would have liked to compete there since it’s my last year to do it as a senior.

Q: How do you like the online assignments? Are they easy or hard?
A: I like regular school way better; I like to see my friends at school and online school is very boring to me.

Q: What is one thing you miss from school? Why?
A: I miss seeing my classmates and my extracurricular activities; I probably won’t see most of my classmates outside of school and I might not ever get the chance to do some of my sports ever again if we don’t go back.

Q: How do you feel about no more toilet paper in the stores?
A: It doesn’t really bother me. You’re psychotic if that’s your first thought in a global pandemic.

Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve seen or heard throughout this experience?
A: I saw somewhere on social media that we may have to repeat the same grade if this worsens; it’s most likely fake news but it was an interesting thought.

Q: If you had one message to send to your classmates right now, what would it be?
A: To my classmates: Don’t get sad because of what didn’t happen, smile and remember all the good times we had in high school.
To the underclassmen: Enjoy every second of high school, it goes by in the blink of an eye. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so make the best of the time you have.
If you’d like to tell us your #NDNSatHOME story, send an email to: [email protected] and we’ll send you a list of questions. Be prepared to send us a photo of yourself.