Class of ’24 Senior Spotlight: Cy Harris

Name, city of residence:

Cy Harris, Watsonville

Grade you started at Mount Madonna School:


What inspires you?

Many things inspire me. My family and friends are the main things.

What is your favorite subject in school, and why? 

My favorite subject in school is Science with Humanities because we get to learn about real world things, that I feel I can apply to my every-day life, and it’s also a fun class.

If you had the power to change one thing in the world, what would it be? 

I would want everyone to be willing to listen to others and hear their opinions before deciding who or what is right or wrong.

If you could go anywhere, where would you go, and why would you choose that

I would go back to Greece, because it’s my favorite place in the world that I’ve found so far.

Name one big challenge in your life right now:        

Getting into colleges

What is your dream job and why?

Becoming a teacher, because I want to help and be with kids.

What are your three favorite things? 

My three favorite things are food, including desserts, my friends and family and my hometown.

Favorite book: 

“Educated” by Tara Westover because despite the hard story it’s incredibly inspiring and I learned a lot from it.

What do you want to do after high school? 

I want to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz, and get my teaching credential.

Something that you are proud of – and why:

I am proud of my ability to work through difficult things.

Something that makes you smile:

My little sister

A favorite Mount Madonna School (MMS) memory:

My favorite MMS memory is being in the “Ramayana!” in 2023, and the feeling of really being a part of the community.

Top three most played songs on your favorite playlist: 

“Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” by Taylor Swift, “Shake the Frost (Live)” by Tyler Childers and “Midnight Rain” by Taylor Swift