Senior Spotlight: Jonathan Torrence’s Advice? ‘Don’t Work Too Hard’

by | Aug 2019

Woodbury High School's Jonathan Torrence, a member of the 2019 Senior Spotlight

Photo: Chris Emeott

Woodbury High School senior stresses the importance of a balanced schedule, “so you don’t go crazy.”

Woodbury’s class of 2020 are athletes and creatives and academics who juggle complicated workloads. But they have their favorite clothes and jams and beverages they can’t live without–just like any high schooler ever. We sat down with a few of Woodbury’s rising seniors to find out their favorite things—and their favorite places in Woodbury: Kavin Muhil RameshMarta StruveDipali AroraJack LoweLily Swanson

Jonathan TorrenceWoodbury High School

Who has been your favorite class in high school?
Mrs. Dietzsch’s pre-calculus class. I enjoy mathematics, but she’s very clear in her explanations. Even if we don’t open the textbook, we know what we need to know just from listening to her.

What do you do outside of class?
I play violin in the school orchestra. I play soccer—I love being a part of a team and being able to improve as a collective.

Favorite book?
The first Lord of the Rings book … I love the fantasy world it created.

Favorite song or artist?
Drake. I love his ability to blend hip-hop and R&B. He’s versatile and doesn’t stick to one style—each song is unique.

Go-to beverage?
Dr. Pepper.

Advice for younger students?
Develop good time management skills. Don’t work too hard—you have to balance things out in your schedule so you don’t go crazy. I’m always trying to plan ahead and anticipate what’s coming so I’m prepared for the next exam or project.

What’s next for you after graduation?
College at a four-year school, playing soccer and studying electrical engineering.

What’s your favorite spot in Woodbury?
I jog and walk my dog at Ojibway Park a lot. I love the peaceful feeling I get when I’m in connection with nature.


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