Category Archives: Erik

August 29th, 2013

My Last Year!

Hey everybody! I recently picked up my schedule for next year (the dreaded senior year), and I immediately realized that I have a pretty difficult year ahead of me. I’m going to be taking AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP U.S. Government and Civics, AP Literature and Composition, an honors Spanish class, and then Wind Ensemble and Journal. To say that I’ll be busy would be a huge understatement. I’m looking forward to all of my classes, but balancing all of the homework and extracurricular activities like tennis and the Gay-Straight Alliance will be really tough. Continue reading

July 30th, 2013

Summer Vacation

Hi guys! I hope you’ve all been having a good summer vacation so far. Despite the weather (it’s been insanely hot in Walla Walla these past few weeks), I’ve been having a blast. Just this last weekend I went inner tubing with a group of friends out on the Columbia River. Even though I got flipped off of the tube a couple of times and came home with pretty bad sunburns on my back and neck, I had a great time. With the weather ranging from the high 90s to mid 100s, the water was really refreshing, and being out on the boat in the wind felt great. I also ate a ton of food, which is always great. I’ve also been keeping myself pretty busy playing a lot of tennis. Between practicing in multiple camps and hitting with friends, I’ve been sometimes playing up to four or five hours a day. Thankfully I have access to indoor courts, or I probably would have died from heatstroke a couple of times by now! I really like playing tennis, and I’d love to make the varsity team next year, so being able to get all of this extra play time and practice in is fantastic. In addition, I leave for a summer camp in about a week, and I can’t wait to go to that. It looks like it’ll be the perfect blend of relaxation and fun. Continue reading

May 6th, 2013

Where to Look

As a junior with only one more year of high school left before I graduate, one of the most important things that I have to begin concentrating on is finding the college that’s right for me. However, with so many different options available, things can get pretty overwhelming. There are many factors that go into finding the right college, and managing them all is not an easy task. Continue reading

April 3rd, 2013

Spring Break

Spring break is here, and that brings two immediate things to mind for me. First off, I get to take a breather and relax for a while, which is great. I’ve been very busy as of late, and having some time to unwind is definitely appreciated. It hasn’t really sunk in yet that I get an entire week off of school, but I’m still really excited. I don’t have many plans yet, but I’ll probably just get some tennis in and hang out with friends. I don’t think I’ll be doing much traveling over break, which is sort of nice because I get to sleep in more and just lounge about the house. The second thing that spring break means to me is the transition into the fourth quarter of the school year. Things are about to get pretty serious. Between keeping up with daily classwork, preparing for AP tests, college entrance exams, and semester finals, as well as balancing extracurricular activities, I’m going to be pretty busy for some time. Continue reading

March 13th, 2013

Prioritize and Organize

Hi guys! Boy, have I been keeping myself busy. On March 1st, the Wa-Hi Wind Ensemble took a trip to the annual Central Washington University Wind Festival, and we have another trip coming up soon as well. Tennis also began recently, and it’s great being able to get out and practice again. I’m having a blast, and I’m sure we’ll have another awesome team this year. However, between band, tennis, studying for classes, and other assorted activities, I’ve been having some pretty packed days. Sometimes it’s hard keeping up with all of my schoolwork, with both long- and short-term assignments piling up. However, with a few easy steps, I’ve mostly fixed my issues with organization, balancing my workload between extracurricular activities and academics. Continue reading

February 25th, 2013

Introducing Erik

Hey, I’m Erik Dohe, a junior at Walla Walla High School in Walla Walla, Washington, and yes, that is the name of the town. “The city so nice they named it twice.” It’s always a struggle trying to convince people who don’t live nearby that this town actually exists, but that’s beside the point. For the rest of the year, I’ll be blogging about my experiences with high school life as well as the processes of applying for colleges and taking the ACT exam in April. It’s going to be a long and interesting road. But first, here’s a little bit about myself. Continue reading