5 Questions with Beshoy Hanna

5 Questions with Beshoy Hanna

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer

Sophomore Beshoy Hanna shares his thoughts on graduating as a sophomore and leaving his high school years behind by taking the California High School Proficiency Exam.

Q1: How did you hear about the California High School Proficiency Exam?

A1: I heard about the CHSPE through a friend who had taken it already. After I researched it, I decided to take it because, as a lot of people know, there is a huge competition over universities and I just wanted to make sure that I wasn’t left behind.

Q2: What are your thoughts on graduating earlier than the rest of your class?

A2: Other than completely frightening? Well, I think you have to be capable of getting on top of your courses so graduating early has its benefits. Other than being frightened, I’m really excited because, as of this moment, the road for my future has just started.

Q3: What are your plans for after high school?

A3: I’m planning to start taking college classes at a junior college and, after taking the classes I need, I’m planning on transferring to a University of California while majoring in Biology.

Q4: When you found out you passed, how did you react?

A4: I remember this moment really well… I was so excited that I practically crushed my family’s backs with all of the hugs I gave them. I was ecstatic to the point where I ran around the house at ten p.m. screaming at the top of my lungs.

Q5: How are you spending your last days in high school and preparing for life outside of high school?

A5: I’m spending my last days here trying to let go of the amazing friends and teachers here at Downey. It has only been two years, but these will forever be the best two years of my life.