“FHS was different when I was a teenager in the way that the multiculturalism and the acceptance thereof was almost non-existent.” said Morales. “I, with a handful of other students, was the multiculturalism in this school, and I grew up in Fredericton. I think we have come a long way.”
Though times were tough back then for multicultural students, Morales found comfort in the school’s production.
“My favourite memory of being in high school was being involved with production.” said Mrs. Morales. “I started in grade 10 with make-up, and then continued there in grade eleven and twelve, in addition to having a small leading role in grade twelve. I made some good friends, some of which I am still super close with.”
Along with favourite memories that are held within the FHS doors came favourite subjects, of which Mrs. Morales had many.
“I think my favourite subject was a toss up between English and Spanish, although grade 11 History with Mrs. Allaby and 120 Sociology with Mr. McTavish were pretty memorable and interesting as well.” Mrs. Morales said. “The majority of my teachers in high school were great, and therefore I found subject matter to be interesting; even in courses that I didn’t excel in, like Math and Science, some of the teachers made it really interesting, and pushed me to want to learn something. I also really enjoyed my Journalism 120 class with Mr. Gange; I improved my writing remarkably that semester, which helped when I went on to university.”
Though Mrs. Morales had many favourite subjects, there was one teacher that stood out to her.
“My favourite teacher was Mrs. Cheryl Robertson. I originally started doing production make-up with her when I was in grade 10, and continued until this day.” said Mrs. Morales. “She continued on to be my grade 11 English teacher, and then one of my cooperating teachers when I did my education degree when I was an intern at FHS. I think she was my favourite teacher because of her sweet demeanour. She taught me a lot about teaching, and I think about life too.”