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Anna Kate Mcintosh

For Anna Kate Mcintosh, her years at FUHS were full of making the most of her time here, while finding herself.

“It’s a puzzle,” Mcintosh said. “You find different things about yourself that you fit into each category, so I kind of found people this year who I really understand and they understand me.”

Anna Kate believes that family was a big part in success throughout her whole life, including high school.

“I think just growing up with my mom, dad, and brother, they have taught me what to do and what not to do and how to act with certain people,” Mcintosh said. “[My dad] helped me through a lot of situations and helped me keep a positive attitude no matter what.”

Through the past four years, Anna Kate danced in Advanced Dance, Dance Production, Indiancers, and is currently one of the four captains for the Song team.

“[Song] was really different; I met a lot of new people,” Mcintosh said. “We really bonded with the cheer team because we did a lot of activities with them and I made a lot of friends that I never thought I would be friends with.”

Even though dance was a big part of Anna Kate’s life even before high school, being in the dance program at FUHS allowed her to make lasting friendships and memories.

“I’ve probably done [dance] for 5 or 6 years before high school so I already knew I wanted to do something dance related,” Mcintosh said. “I’ve learned a lot from dance because I made a second family; I’ve made all my best friends in dance and we always spend a lot of time with each other.”

She encourages everyone to make the most of their high school experience and to really put themselves out there.

“I would say try to make high school as fun as it can be,” Mcintosh said. “No matter what other people are telling you, listen to yourself and keep a good attitude, and whatever you are doing will be so much better if you just believe in yourself and have fun.”

Mcintosh will be attending Cal State Fullerton in the fall of 2019 as an undeclared major.

“I’m undeclared right now, but I’m kind of interested in becoming a counselor, like my dad was,” Mcintosh said. “I’ll go to college and find out what I really want to do.”

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