People of LT

Camilla Breen, Pulse editor

Joe Schuler ‘19: Fishing

“Fishing is really boring. But I do it because it’s the one hobby I find truly relaxing. Sitting on the boat, just hearing the sounds of the birds and the water, and hanging out with my dad and grandpa (who I don’t get to see very much) is really relaxing. I mean you fish to catch fish, but it’s also a reason to spend time with family. I’ve been fishing since I was two; there’s pictures of me and my dad sitting on a pier at our lake house from when I was really young. Until I was 12, I was only able to fish at our lake house in the summer, but then my grandparents took me to Canada for a week and a half, and every year since then we’ve gone. My lake house and Canada are my two biggest places that I love to go; it’s what I look forward to in the summer. It’s the only time I get to spend a long time with my grandparents and I really value that.”


Molly Davies ‘20: Involvement

“Starting out at LT, I never would’ve thought that I’d be involved in all the clubs I’m in now. LT has so many clubs and there’s really always been a place for everyone. I started SAVE promise club, and I also do OSB, student council and cheerleading. I really enjoy having a leadership role, and I truly believe in the intended purposes of each club I’m in. Joining all these clubs just sort of happened naturally; I’ve always been drawn to helping the school and the community so it was a no-brainer for me. I also lead sixth graders during Wyldlife, so [the time commitment] adds up. I have a study hall during school that really helps, but besides that I’ve learned that that I can’t procrastinate and I have to really study hard. As for time to myself, there isn’t a lot. When I do have time to myself, I just like to hang out with my dogs or listen to music to de-stress.”


Quinn Riordan ‘21: Music

“If I could, I would tell my younger self that I don’t need to worry so much about everything. When I was younger, I was so shy and anxious, but I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older that I don’t need to be so fearful of situations. I’d also tell her to have more confidence in myself. I started to be more outgoing after I started playing music, basically since fourth grade. You have to push yourself when you’re out there on stage, and it sort of forces you to have confidence. Performing and expressing myself through music has really helped with that. I do School of Rock, a music program where we perform and sing classic rock, but also I’ve started songwriting recently. School of Rock is really cool now because I’m in the houseband so we get to play some really fun gigs.”


Wolfgang Burton ‘22: Encouragement

“My big influences would have to be my parents. They really encouraged me to challenge myself inside and outside school and helped me gain a work ethic that has really helped me so far. I guess I’m influenced most by them when it comes to school. My parents encourage me by just letting me know that I’m capable of doing hard things like taking difficult classes. If it weren’t for their encouragement, I probably wouldn’t really be trying too hard in school or challenging myself with different classes like English and Human Geography. They’re tough because they really require a lot of thinking to be successful and I can’t just repeat what I’ve been told. They’re tough, but I enjoy them anyway, like I’d rather take a difficult class that’s interesting than an easy class that’s boring. I think I’ve benefited from them because now I have a good work ethic and it makes school a lot easier.”