Influential Senior: Catie Wood

2020 graduate Catie Wood was voted one of the ten most influential seniors in a poll of the class of 2020

Ally Pruente, Online Editor

How has Northwest changed you?

It’s silly to say because of how obvious it is, but Northwest has given me so much knowledge and strength that I don’t think there could ever be a way for me to repay the community that blessed me with it. Northwest has allowed me to be so curious about the world and to try to soak up as much as I could. Northwest changed me into someone who is very excited to continue to experience and learn from my failures.

If you could say one thing to the class of 2020, what would it be?

Make sure you’re always chasing things that bring you joy, and find freedom in not caring about what others think.

If you could say one thing to the underclassmen, what would it be?

Don’t worry about what other people think, you have an audience of one. Also find what you’re passionate about and go after it. That doesn’t have to be a sport, it doesn’t have to be debate or theater or a school subject, but pursue what makes your heart beat.

What legacy do you want to leave?

I think if people think, “Oh Catie Wood, that girl was always so happy and loud, yeah she was cool,” then that would be really fun. But on a serious note, I hope people remember the intentions I had, and that they can possibly find their own passions in them and carry on an attitude of serving the NW community. What you pour into this community is what you’ll get out of it.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

Quite honestly, somewhere in Central or South America working in agricultural economic sustainability at the community/village level. I couldn’t be more pumped for that goal. But other than those details, I don’t know. I see myself surrounded by a close community, like the one Northwest has taught me how to be a part of, rely on and support.