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Senior Spotlight: Eamon Whitten

Eamon Whitten
Senior Eamon Whitten’s favorite musical artist recently has been Bruce Springsteen as many of the themes of youth, hope and self discovery in his music have been the same themes in his transition from being a senior to a college student.

Who is someone you look to for inspiration?

I look to my mother for inspiration. She is a principal at Greenway Elementary School in Beaverton that is in a super impacted area. I think she is a real example of somebody who has found their calling. Her calling is: I am going to help kids that have been victims to unfair systems and I’m going to do what I can to help those kids. Even though her job sometimes drives her crazy, she still shows up every single day and does everything she can to help those kids. 


What class has been your favorite at Lincoln?

I would say it’s probably between either HL English or HL Math. I think both for two very different reasons. I think for HL English, while I may not have become a better writer, I think I have developed a much better understanding of what I want to do with my life in terms of what kinds of things I should pursue. In HL Math, I just really enjoyed the process of learning and being challenged in ways I haven’t before. 


What has been your favorite memory from senior year so far? 

My favorite memory from senior year is probably when I fractured my shoulder arm wrestling Jackson Woolf. I liked going up to Jaime [Lincoln’s Athletic Trainer] and saying I broke my shoulder. Jaime asked how, I said arm wrestling, and that was really cool. 


What is one thing that you are passionate about? 

I am passionate about so many things. My top one, not a lot of people know about this, but I really like running actually. What I love about it the most is the people. It’s the ability to think about sport as a way of developing skills that you can use for life to navigate challenges. I think that running has taught me that in times of crisis, in times when things aren’t looking well, you lean on the people that care about you. 


What are you looking forward to for the rest of the year?

I am really looking forward to savoring these moments with my peers and really getting what I can out of these last couple of weeks of school. Then in that post IB test world and have a real fulfilling time with really cool people. 


Is there any advice you would like to give to underclassmen?

I would say, find the people and the things that you really care about and don’t let anything or anyone change how you feel about yourself. Find the people that actually matter and let that be the circle that you care about, don’t worry about anybody else because it is a waste of time. Go cards! 

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Keira Saavedra
Keira Saavedra, Sports and Visual Editor
Keira is a senior this year. She is excited to continue writing more sports articles and to train the new visuals editor. Contact by emailing [email protected] and put the reporter's name in the subject line.

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