2020 Resolutions

Greg Woodin 

Associate Choir Director 

“My New Year’s resolution is to read one book every month. I am trying to expand my knowledge and trying to find the fun in reading again. I always love it when I am reading a good book, and then when I am done reading it I wish I could just keep reading. I have already bought all the books. This will hopefully keep me motivated. I have already made the financial commitment, so if I don’t read them it is just a waste of money.


Anson Haney 


“My New Year’s resolution is to go to the gym more, work out and to make myself better. I would like to be in shape so that I can live a long life. If there are some days when I don’t want to go to the gym, I will have to motivate myself to work out because I want to improve myself in all the activities I do. I just want to be someone who does great things.”


Kathy Knust 

Educational assistant to the social studies and business IMC

“My New Year’s resolution is to be nicer to all the students here at Westside High School. I have to remember that every student coming up to me is probably asking a question for the first time and doesn’t know that I’ve answered it since I’ve been here. I recently realized that with me being in my advanced age that I need to be kind, because at times I can find myself getting upset and losing patience. That’s not the way to be a good role model for the students.” 


Ella Wedergren 


“My New Year’s resolution is to drink more water to stay hydrated and to keep my immune system up. I want to stay healthy, and I know it helps with basketball to keep me awake and not as tired. I now always have my CamelBak water bottle with me every day and refill it until I drink one-and-a-half bottles a day.”


Andrew Falk 


“My New Year’s resolution is to volunteer more in my community. I want to give back. I really just want to help people, and I thought this would be the best way of doing it. I would really like to volunteer at the Humane Society and at an old folks’ home.” 


Jacob Caffey 


“My New Year’s resolution is to play soccer in college. I love to play soccer, and I’ve been playing all my life. This year I’ve been really interested in it. I am pushing myself to play against harder teams and travel a lot.”


Davis Clouse 

Student teacher 

“My New Year’s resolution is to finish my undergrad [degree] without any problems. I started school in 2016 at UNO, and I want to finish school and become a high school teacher. I plan to work hard, and when I have people come to observe me and grade me, I just want to make sure I get really good grades.” 


Parker Herrell 


“My New Year’s resolution is to improve in track. I want to jump higher and run faster. I chose this as my resolution because track is my main sport and my passion. To achieve this, I will work harder.”


Mariah Rios


“My New Year’s resolution is to study more and do my homework on time and well done. I really want to do well in school and get good grades. I believe that starts with studying hard and completing my homework. Doing well in school will lead to a bright future. I am now trying to not procrastinate homework and study for a test.”


Chase Martin 

Student teacher English 

“My New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier and to exercise. This is something I got away from last year. I got into a lazy rut of getting off work and grabbing Little Caesars or something fast, then going home and sitting down and watching TV. I already sit enough at school. I need to be more active when I get home. That starts with a good diet. Now, when I get the urge to get Little Caesars or other fast food, instead I will just take a right and head to Bakers or Hy-Vee. Also, my wife will push me. She will be my strength if I ever get weak.”