Senior Melanie Galeaz is involved in writing poetry, volunteering, and serving on School Council and the Beautiful Mind Campaign. In addition to her many pursuits, she completed Stress Management & Psychology last year and recently presented her project to the faculty during the October Faculty Meeting.
Q: Why were you interested in taking the Stress Management class?
A: Not only did I think the class would help my stress, but I thought if I learned more about stress I can help others deal with stress.
Q: What skills did you learn from that class that you think all students should know or be exposed to?
A: In stress management, I learned that stress can be a good aspect in our lives and it is all about perspective. In order to handle stress, we have to see it is a motivation for us to succeed and not something that holds us back.
Q: In your video you focus on the message of hope. How did you choose this as your overall theme?
A: Encouraging hope and optimism has always been something I strive to do. Video editing is a passion of mine, and being able to weave the two together was very appealing to me. I already knew the song in the video prior to the project and I always wanted to make an inspirational video with it. I chose “hope” with the goal of inspiring others to find the light in everything they do.
Q: What was it like presenting your video to the faculty at the start of the faculty meeting?
A: Presenting my video was nerve wracking but also a wonderful experience and opportunity to practice presentation skills. Everyone was very welcoming and encouraging during my presentation. I was ecstatic when the faculty enjoyed my video!