Senior Spotlight: Finn Krause
1. How long have you been at WDS?
13 years ago I started Kindergarten at Woodstock Day School.
2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step?
I think the English program has really prepared me for the amount of writing I will need to do in college, and the college courses that I was able to take have allowed me to get a head start on my college education. The school’s focus on teaching leadership, and how to work in groups has given me a practical set of tools for working together with future peers. Also the school’s senior project program allowed me to pursue my own interest, and it gave me time to learn more about my family business so that I can one day take it over.
3. Why did you choose your particular school/gap year/job?
I am going to SUNY New Paltz to study film because it is what I am most interested in, and I want to continue making movies in college. Afterwards I want to eventually take over my families chocolate business.
4. Please share a particularly fond memory of your time at WDS?
I loved the end of year class trips that my class took to Coney Island. It was such a nice way to end off the year, and it’s so great that the school gives you a nice send off to summer. I love the roller coasters there, and even the ride down to the park was pretty fun. It was just a nice relaxing day at the board walk. I also loved stopping at Shake Shack for dinner on the way back.
5. Any advice for the Class of 2021?
I think time management is always going to be what is most important for your senior year, because there will be a lot going on between extracurricular activities, senior projects, college applications, and regular academic work. So it is really important that you utilize any free time you have well so that everything doesn’t end up piling up at once. Also pick something that you are really passionate about so that the senior project doesn’t end up feeling like a chore. Let whatever you pick drive you, and try to have some fun with your project while still accomplishing something you can be proud of.