Senior Spotlight: Kevin Whiteman

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

This month, the CHS Chronicle is pleased to present the monthly senior spotlight with Kevin Whiteman. Kevin has made a great impact at CHS over his 4 years and has made himself many great memories. He shares with us advice for younger Chathamites and other experiences he will keep from his time at CHS.

Whiteman 2016

Kevin always has his hands full with the life of a busy high schooler

How has senior year compared to expectations so far?

Senior has been pretty excellent so far. I have found it to be very enjoyable and memorable as I spend the majority of my time attending sport events and hanging out with family and friends. The workload is exactly what I expected it to be. All of the teachers are very understanding of how much stress we have built up and they try to make it as easy but beneficial as possible. My teachers have already made the first half of the year very memorable and I can’t wait to see what is to come in the second half of the year.

How has the college application process treated you?

Everyone always says how stressful the application and college process is and how managing that with school and other activities is near impossible, but I have found it to be the opposite. I am a very relaxed and stress free type of person so I started the process in the summer and blocked out time each day to work so by mid October I had all of my applications submitted and entered the waiting game.

Do you have any words of wisdom for sophomores or juniors waiting to begin the college process?

The biggest thing I have to say to sophomores and juniors is that there is a place for everyone and to not stress out. No matter who you are you will find that certain school that you will one day call home. So just get your work done early and keep your grades up and it will all work.

How do you get involved in the CHS community with extra-curriculars?

Throughout my four years of high school I have tried my best to become as involved as possible. I am a member of PAWS and the John Taylor Heart Club, both of which look to help the Chatham community. I am very involved in athletics, I may not always be playing but I am always around looking to support Chatham teams and also manage or play.

What is one piece of advice you would give to the freshman as they begin their journeys through CHS?

My one piece of advice for freshmen to keep and open mind and work hard. You will have your bad days, everybody does, but if you try to keep a positive attitude and remain open minded you will not only benefit yourself during such problem but also create a habit that will aid you in the future.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Outgoing, Kind, and Happy.

Why do those words represent you well?

Those three words represent me perfectly because if you know me that is the type of person I am. No matter what the situation I try to keep a smile on my face and talk to new people while remaining close with new friends and old friends throughout my four years at Chatham.

What teacher has made the biggest impression on you throughout your four years here at the high school?

That is a tough question. Almost all of my teachers have had a significant impact on my life throughout my four years. If I could narrow it down it would be either Mrs. Bryan, my junior year English teacher, or Mrs. Cordano, my math teacher of sophomore and junior year. Both of these two have helped me out in every way imaginable and I can’t thank them enough for everything they have done.

What are you looking forward to most as your final year high school is coming to an end?

As my final year at Chatham High School comes to an end I am looking to create as many memories as I can with my classmates before we all head off in our separate directions next year. I also want to try my best to have a positive impact on the grades below us and help them as they go through their high school process.

What is your favorite memory at CHS?

My favorite memory at CHS is probably senior year, Cougar Weekend. Seeing almost half the high school come out to support the football and soccer teams as well as the band was truly something special and I will never forget it.