Humans Of Metea: Saish Pothina


Christina Guckel

Senior Saish Pothina is involved in many activities, but one thing that he is most proud of is placing fourth in state for his humorous duet speech with his partner Lauren Verthein.

Ollie Shuminas, Spotlight Reporter

Saish Pothina is a senior who is involved in chamber singers, off the record vocal jazz ensemble, Apollo, the speech team, ILMEA, Tri-M honors music society, and Metea’s theater program. Keep reading to learn more about his experiences here at Metea.

What is your favorite memory from your activities at Metea?

My favorite memory was when I made it to state with my speech partner. The feeling was amazing and the trip itself was unforgettable. We knew all of our work had paid off, and it felt so amazing to celebrate ourselves.

What has inspired you to be the best version of yourself?

My dad grew up in a town where you had to drive a mile or two away to get water to survive. He made it from there to here and has provided me with a privileged life. Now, I want to be just like him and make sure I work hard to achieve my goals.

What do you plan on pursuing in the future?

As of right now, I am going to be attending the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University as a marketing major. However, my main goal is to be able to do what I love, which is singing, dancing, and acting. I know in some way I will be able to follow my dreams because that is what I am truly passionate about.

How has being a student here at Metea set you up for success?

Being a student at Metea, I am very fortunate to have gotten the opportunity to be a part of so many activities. I learned how to manage my time, work with others, and most importantly how to be patient. I know I am ready for the next chapter in my life because of my journey in this school.

Is there anyone you would like to say a few words to?

I wanna say a few words to a special teacher. I want to say thank you so much for dealing with me for the past 4 years and for inspiring me to pursue music in the future. You have changed my life and even though I was not the most enjoyable kid when I entered Metea, you stuck with me through my journey of becoming someone I am proud of. So as I leave, I have only you to thank for my progress. Thank you for everything, Mrs. Boddy. I will never forget what you have done for me.

What is a message you can give to other high schoolers?

To all the high schoolers, no matter what grade you are in because this applies to all grades, stop taking things so seriously. Things end so fast and before you know it the people you grew up with are all splitting up and going their separate ways. Stop trying to make everything about school or everything about how you look or how you carry yourself. Just be yourself and enjoy the journey you have left here. It took me until this year to realize how little everything in high school actually matters. The drama, the annoying people, the people who judge you, none of them matter because high school is such a small part of a world that is so much bigger, something everyone is going to see when they leave. So just enjoy yourself and do not take anything too serious, but still concentrate in classes.

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