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Sidd Palmer

Courtesy of Photo Texas.

Amidst the whirlwind of emotions that graduation brings, whether it be the anxious anticipation of the unknown or the exhilarating prospect of what lies ahead, this pivotal moment marks a transformative journey for seniors, and for Sidd Palmer, it’s both. 

In the intricate quilt of post-graduation uncertainty, the quest for direction is a common thread among seniors. For Palmer, taking part in a multitude of opportunities acts as her unique solution to the ambiguity. Throughout high school, she took part in UIL Spelling and VASE her freshman year, where she medalled for both, and participated in Art Club all four years. 

“Honestly, I’m lost about what I want,” Palmer said. “As of now, the plan is to go to community college, then transfer to a university and study nursing or biology. I’m mildly interested in the medical field but I’m not sure if it’s necessarily my calling.” 

Even throughout the challenges at this school, she always believed it was the right choice for her.

“Being in a small school was so much better than attending a huge high school,” she said. “In 7th grade, my PE class had over 60 girls and had mixed grades. I had no friends and often found myself overwhelmed.”

Since those days, her journey has seen a remarkable evolution in her social confidence, a testament to her growth and resilience.

“Sidd has gotten a little more open since freshman year, but still very much keeps to herself,” Humanities teacher Garrett Kelley said. “I also bonded with her as someone who doesn’t like the spotlight.”

HCCPHS is a huge contributor to Sidd’s growth. 


“Attending HCCPHS allowed me to meet and work with different people which helped me get comfortable with others,” Palmer said. “I met some of my most favorite people here and I finally feel like I have a connection with the people I’m friends with. If I did go somewhere like Pieper, I don’t think I would have grown as much as I did.” 

She has many goals after high school, both academic and personal. 

“I want to go into the medical field and become a family nurse practitioner,” she said. “I also want to start getting my life together by establishing a routine so I don’t rot in my bed. I also want to get back into playing piano.” 

Despite big things in the future for Sidd, she wants to be able to look back at her roots and be happy with what shes left behind.

“I just hope my classmates remember me in a positive way, whatever that may be,” she said.

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Thomas Treviño
Thomas Treviño, Photo Editor
Thomas Treviño is an aspiring Journalist who has a taste for fashion, art, photography, and everything in between. Treviño is going on his second year as being Photo Editor for The Wingspan and really wants to gauge his personal improvement in his photo-taking skills as well as produce the best possible photos for the publication. When he's not in school, you can find Treviño hanging out with his friends, doing school work, or making TikToks about US History for his peers. As of this school year, Treviño has been elected as National Honor Society Historian on the basis of his experience as the Photo Editor. 
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