Senior Rebecca Hagedoorn isn’t like the other 24 EC ‘lifers’ in her graduating class as her plans after high school are quite different. She plans on doing a two year Performance Makeup Artist Program at AMUA in Nashville, TN. Rebecca is “so excited to transform people's appearance!” but she wouldn’t be where she was today if it wasn’t her experience at Eastern Christian.
Rebecca said that being a lifer has shaped who she is today as, “Being in such a close community has its benefits and downfalls though. It’s great to be supported, but it’s hard to keep anything personal.” However it is because of the people that she surrounded herself with that she was able to grow. “I was very quiet through middle school, and high school has really brought me out of my shell,” she said. “I never would have shared the stories that I used in my senior project for English 4 when I was a freshman. I shared multiple traumatic and life changing stories and it was really inspiring to see so many people relate and feel for me when they heard.”
Rebecca can also relate with a lot of other seniors as her favorite EC memory is the Senior picnic. She enjoys the picnic because it allows people to, “hang out and watching your friends compete in funny costumes is so fun.”
As senior year is coming to a close Rebecca reflected on legacy and how she wants to be remembered, "I want to be like the Jonas Brothers and hopefully have people get excited when they see my name written in their textbooks.”
I want to be like the Jonas Brothers and hopefully have people get excited when they see my name written in their textbooks