Lindsay Toothacher will be attending Western Carolina University. She plans to major in forensic science.
She is very active in extra curriculars and is a member of LHS band, archery, SGA, class council, NHS, and NEHS.
What has been your favorite memory at Linganore?
“My favorite memory at Linganore is probably senior year homecoming week, dressing up for spirit days, being a part of the homecoming court, the parade, fireworks after the game, and finishing the week off with the dance. It was so exciting and I feel like it was a memorable last time.”
What are you going to miss most after graduating?
“I think I’m going to miss band the most after high school. I was really nervous about coming into high school my freshman year, but band camp was so fun and everyone was so welcoming. I have so many fun memories from football games, competitions, and trips that I’ll talk about for years. I’ve become a better musician, leader, and met so many friends along the way that I may not have otherwise.”
Do you feel pressure to have your future be decided already?
“Yes! Every adult has been asking me about college lately and if I’ve made a decision. I haven’t committed anywhere yet, and my decision is between Western Carolina University and JMU. I feel like every college kid I talk to has changed their major a million times so I guess I’m a little worried that I’ll decide what I want to do now and not like it.”
What is the most challenging task as a senior?
“I think the most challenging thing as a senior has been managing my time and staying productive while having major senioritis. I totally want to just have fun and hang out and then I remember that my grades still matter and I have to try for these last two months. I’m a super busy person and then adding college and scholarship applications made my life super hectic in the fall, but I seem to be managing it pretty well.”
What advice do you have for incoming freshmen?
“Try everything! Getting involved is so rewarding and you meet so many new people and make connections everywhere. Your freshman year is the best time to try things and see what you like and don’t like, so don’t be afraid to try out for sports teams, join a club, or learn an instrument. I got involved in marching band, JV softball, SGA, Class Council, and Key Club at LHS as a freshman and it both let me feel like a part of the school and taught me how to manage my time while my classes weren’t super hard.”
Where do you imagine yourself 10 years from now?
“I hope to be living somewhere I can go hiking and be outdoors as much as possible. I would love to work as a forensic analyst/investigator, maybe for the FBI or a State Department. I hope to have some pets to keep me company, too!”
What was the most meaningful assignment a teacher ever had you do?
“I think one of the more meaningful assignments that sticks out to me in my head was an activity we did in my sociology class not too long ago, where everyone had this checklist with different things they could’ve experienced/privileges they had, and everyone had to keep their checklist anonymous. Then we were given someone else’s paper and went down to the stage and were asked to take a step forward for each box that was checked off. It both showed that we’re not alone in our experiences but also showed how much privilege some people have compared to others.”
When you look back on this school in later years, what will you remember most?
“I think I’ll remember a lot of fun memories at LHS, I was pretty active in the student body and constantly doing stuff at the school and staying extra hours to help with events. I feel like I tried to give back to the school and be a good representation of Linganore and that gave me a lot of fun opportunities and stories to tell. I’ll definitely remember fall season the most because of marching band, friday night lights, homecomings, and the energy that everyone brings coming off of summer.”