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One thing that I wished that I knew about college while in high school was to take classes that I am interested in rather than random classes that fulfill the graduation requirements. There are a lot of classes to choose from for each requirement so try to choose a class that fits you! It can be difficult to focus and have motivation when you have no interest in a topic, so by choosing a course that piques your interest, you can have a lot more fun in the class!

Chaylin Mizuuchi '17

University of Hawaii West Oahu & University of Hawaii at Manoa


Chaylin Mizuuchi graduated from PCHS in 2017. She is currently a senior studying French at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Apart from academics, she is also an active sister and serves as Vice President New Member Experience in her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta. After obtaining her degree, Chaylin plan on becoming a high school teacher.

Other Advice/Information

College can be a difficult transition for a lot of people, but if you just take advantage of all that college has to offer you, you will have a more worthwhile experience. I recommend joining clubs during your first semester because it will provide a more comfortable environment and it's a great way to make new friends! I also encourage students to not be afraid to take on leadership positions! It can be nerve-wracking at first, but it's a really great experience and can help build you as a person.

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