Edgar Luna Rodriguez
JULES E. MASTBAUM HIGH SCHOOL
Q: What clubs and activities are you engaged in at your school?
A: I’m in an electrical shop class.
Q: What do you want/plan to do after high school?
A: I was hired for an internship for Comcast, I had an internship for Hvac and Septa as well but when coronavirus took over, they all got canceled. After high school, I plan on working at Comcast again.
Q: What is your best memory from senior year?
A: Prep game. That was my favorite prep game, everyone was there, it was fun.
Q: Now what is your best memory from all of high school?
A: Definitely freshman year, I’m going to be honest, I skipped class a lot and I would play tag around the school. I would get caught but it was my best time.
Q: What is your greatest achievement?
A: Getting to be the best in electrical shop class.
Q: What is one thing you will miss about your school?
A: One thing I will miss about my school is one teacher, Miss Walker. She made the class so fun we watched movies about history.
Q: How has your high school experience shaped you?
A: It has shaped me to become a better man and I’m more organized about work.
Q: What has been the most formative high school experience?
A: My entire senior year in high school I had three internships. It was going to be number four with Septa but the coronavirus canceled the internship.
Q: Do you have any advice to give to incoming freshmen?
A: Don't skip class, don't mess with time or time will mess with you. If you miss your chance in high school you don't know when you’ll get a second chance. Second chances are like 50/50 so don’t skip.
Q: How are you feeling during the quarantine. What are you doing to keep yourself engaged?
A: Most of the time I just do work, I do puzzles, I play the piano or exercise.
Q: How do you feel about your senior year being cut short?
A: Happy but not happy. For me to be able to get my award in the electrical shop I had to take a test, a hands-on test. The pandemic canceled everything, I'm still going to get my diploma and everything but I really wanted to get my certificate in electrical. However, I’m happy I don't need to go to school.
Q: If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be?
A: The area, there's a lot of drugs around.
Q: If you could change one thing about your school district, what would it be?
A: Make cafeteria food better.
Q: If you could change one thing about Philadelphia, what would it be?
A: I would say drugs again.