Catching up with Alumnus Sahil Sharma!

As time slowly trudges on, surrounded by the muck and anxiety of social issues and a worldwide pandemic, we are left in a confusing world where we ultimately must still find ourselves. This task may be especially intriguing for those who started their college lives during COVID-19 and spent most of their time either at home or in a lecture hall with a mask; but, they still continue on, as that’s all anyone can do. One of these curious cases is Sahil Sharma, a graduate of the Class of 2020. Luckily enough, I had the chance to chat with him about his experiences after ACP and in college, and he definitely keeps it real. Without further ado, let’s get into it!

Q: Where are you going to college and what’s your major?

A: I’m going to ASU now, and my major is Computer Science (Cybersecurity).

Q: What are the best and worst aspects of online school?

Sahil Sharma

A: Being safe at home is the only good thing about online classes. The learning experience hasn’t been great at home, as I legitimately do not know if my CSE teacher exists. I have received one email from him throughout the entire semester; I genuinely do not know if he is a real person. On top of that, the constant and persistent technology issues combined with the personal issues that come with sitting at a computer for nine hours a day eat at my motivation constantly. I get free Word though, so that’s a plus!

Q: How has ACP prepared you for college?

A: ACP has been a godsend for me this semester. If I had to learn how to take effective notes or learn how to communicate with teachers, I would be drowning right now. ACP has taught me how to study, and it’s literally the only thing that’s been keeping me afloat.

Q: Do you miss anything from high school? What was your favorite memory?

A: Most of my favorite memories came from Mr. Lindstrom’s and Mrs. Patterson’s classes. Honestly, Mr. Lindstrom’s class was just fun. He managed to foster an environment that both allowed us to relax and pursue our creative ideas as much as we wanted. Mrs. Patterson’s class was amazing for different reasons. Not only were the people in that class just amazing to be around, Mrs. Patterson’s lessons have taught me write the A-level essays in like every class I’m in. That being said, I do NOT miss the uniforms at all.

Sahil Sharma

Q: Would you rather fight one horse-sized ant or 100 ant-sized horses and why?

A: Do you know how terrifying a horse-sized ant is? Do you know the pincer to head ratio ants have? I’ll murder 100 ant-sized horses, but one horse-sized ant sounds like a eldritch terror that no man will be able to comprehend, let alone fight.

A huge thank you to Sahil for taking the time to answer these questions! Hopefully he’s given you all some insight into the current college atmosphere, especially for those who want to get into computer science. Remember to strive for the impossible, be extraordinary, and stay focused, Knights! We’re almost there.