A high school student who said she felt “bored” at school because of the stress of graduation plans to start a new chapter and live in a “bubble” in Washington state.
Amber Hesse said she has never felt more disconnected from the school environment.
“I’ve never felt so isolated, and I’m still trying to find my way back, and to see where I fit into that,” Hesse told the Everett News last month.
Hesse graduated from Everett High School in December with a degree in political science and is now enrolled at UW-Madison where she plans to work as a political science major.
The graduation cap, which Hesse and her classmates have been working on for weeks, has become an important part of graduation ceremonies.
The cap features a giant “I” with the words “Graduation” and the word “Amber.”
Hesse has been working to make the cap more unique and creative to show students she is not alone in feeling frustrated at school.
“When you get into the bubble, you have to feel like it’s a big, big thing.
You have to really want it, and you have the belief that it’s going to make a difference in the world,” she said.”
So I think it’s important for me to get the word out, and people are going to hear that message.”
In recent weeks, Hesse, who has not spoken publicly about her graduation plans, has been inspired by her peers’ success stories.
Hess said she is hoping the graduation cap will inspire others to reach out to their families.
“For people to just go into their own bubble, that’s a huge thing,” she told the news outlet.
“I want to show people that if you don’t have the pressure, you don’ t have to live in that bubble.”