Senior Interviews: Alexander Langrock


Kscope Staff

Alexander Langrock
Northeastern University
Honors Program – Undecided

What do you plan to study in college and why?

I don’t know what I want to study in college, but I’m not concerned because I know college will allow me to explore my options and help me discover what truly interests me.

What was your most memorable experience at Ward Melville?

Being a part of Mrs. G’s Wind Ensemble was a huge part of my high school career. One of my most memorable experiences with the Wind Ensemble was traveling to Disney with the Ward Melville music department. Unfortunately, I broke my arm three days before the trip, I was able to go on all the rides, just wasn’t able to play in any of the performances. I made great friends through Wind Ensemble, and will treasure the experience always.

Is there anything you regret not doing or participating in?

There are a few things I regret not doing while at Ward Melville. For one thing I wish my schedule had allowed the time for me to take advantage of the numerous Tech Programs offered at WM. I also regret that I did not join the fencing team prior to 11th grade. Joining the fencing team as a junior was out of the ordinary for most fencers, but I was welcomed as one of the family and being part of such a high caliber team was always exciting.

What is the most important thing you have learned during high school?

One of the most important things I learned during high school was that my teachers really cared about me, they were my teachers, but I believe I could call many of them friends. I always appreciated the fact that my teachers at Ward Melville encouraged thoughtful discussions and were accepting of many different views. My teachers had a drive to educate, and they encouraged me to be more and do more.

Any advice for underclassmen?

Surround yourself with those you can truly call “friend”. Don’t be afraid of failure. Take the time to experience all that Ward Melville has to offer. Pursue things you are passionate about. Step out of your comfort zone. Audition for a play, even if you’ve never acted before. Try out for a sport team you think you may enjoy, even if you have absolutely no experience. You might not succeed at all you do, but at least you can say you tried. Three years goes by fast, make time to enjoy it.