Be a Happy Soul


Brelyn Ganske is a senior at Lakeland High School. She has attended the school district since fifth grade and moved from Salmon, Idaho. She enjoys reading, and fall is my favorite season because of the bright colors, and it is calming. Currently, she is the editor of the yearbook. 

Q: What is your favorite part about being a senior? 

A: “I feel like teachers are finally teaching and treating us like adults instead of children. Being a senior is not very different from other grades. You still have classes like everyone else. It feels the same, but the reality of going out to the real world is finally setting in. 

Q: How has being a senior affected your life? 

A: “I wanted to do more with the school because it’s my last year, and I know I can do it while having fun. It also made my parents realize that we are growing up, which has helped bring a tighter bond between us.” 

Q: What are your plans after high school? 

A: “I want to travel. We are planning to go from Washington to Redwoods, California. I hope to attend Lewis and Clark State College. They have excellent programs for almost everything. I plan on going to college for physical therapy, but it might change.” 

Q: How does being happy impact others? 

A: “My goal this year is to make it so I can help people. I want to make sure that they are happy. I want to remind people and help make their day. Personally, when my friends have a positive attitude and outlook, so do I.”

Q: What is your favorite memory from high school? 

A: “With it being my senior year, I have made most of my memories. But attending football games always brings the best memories. It is so fun being able to do it with friends and just hang out with everyone around you while having a good time.” 

Q: What is your favorite tv show, and why? 

A: “Gilmore Girls, it’s my comfort show, and I can rewatch it without getting tired of it.” 

Q: What are some of your hobbies?

A: “Reading, we like doing lots of family drives, hanging out with friends, and doing random fun things.”

Q: If you could say something to yourself five years ago, what would you say? 

A: “Don’t force yourself to be friends with people. You don’t have to stay friends with them just because they are going through something hard. It’s okay to say no and to get rid of that toxic friendship.”