As the new year commences, Country Day students and faculty celebrated by sharing their goals and resolutions for 2021.
In addition to schoolwork, sophomore Shivom Sharma trades stocks every day from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Sharma trades about 20 to 30 stocks, including Apple and Tesla, using multiple websites.
His goal for 2021 is to continue making large profits.
Sharma’s biggest profit was this past year — 6 a.m. the day of a math test, he traded a Tesla stock option from which he profited 2,600 percent.
He plans to increase his value and hone his stock-trading skills throughout the year.
Free time is scarce for sophomore RJ Vargo. Vargo’s New Year’s resolution is to be more productive, making the most of every minute.
He wakes up at 5 a.m. and starts his day off with a cold shower, which gives him the energy to complete his daily tasks. Since the new year, Vargo has filled his day with practicing soccer with his friends and daily runs.
“I’m in the best shape of my life,” Vargo said.
He also produces music on Logic and shares it via Spotify and Soundcloud. His music goals for 2021 are to collaborate with bigger, local artists and to start making an income for his music.
Annalucia King & Brooke Barker
Freshmen Annalucia King and Brooke Barker have a joint resolution. They plan to text each other daily goals in the morning and complete them throughout the day.
King took on this resolution to better herself and enrich her relationship with Barker. So far, they have walked four miles, spent an hour without their phones and studied for finals.
King loves the flexibility of this resolution. For example, she can pick what she wants to do based on her mood and energy levels.
Due to her love for writing, King sometimes makes Barker write about deep questions such as, “where do you see yourself in 10 years?”
Head of High School Brooke Wells got a disc golf basket for his 12th wedding anniversary and wants to put it into good use.
Wells’ goal for 2021 is to score under par on a full disc golf course.
He got into disc golf when the husband of the former Director of Advancement Carolyn Woolf took Wells to Donner Ski Ranch to play.
Since then, Wells has fallen in love with disc golf.
He plans to practice putts in his backyard everyday and go out on courses at least once a week.
Freshman Kaitlyn Dias’ resolution is to be healthier: mentally and physically.
Dias wants to enter 2021 with a healthier mindset by accepting herself and putting 100% into everything she does.
“I want to live in the moment and not care about what everyone else thinks of me,” she said.
On top of playing competitive volleyball, Dias wants to work out more and eat healthier.
Although she isn’t ready to give up comfort food such as tacos and mac and cheese. Dias tries to limit her dairy and carb intake.
Time is ticking for senior Ashwin Rohatgi to get his driver’s license before departing for college.
Last summer, Rohatgi tried twice to get his permit; both times he was unsuccessful. The first time, he didn’t have the right documents, and the second time, the DMV was closed due to COVID-19.
In 2021, Rohatgi plans to pass his permit test, take behind-the-wheel lessons and pass his driving test.
Since he is older than 17 ½, completing online drivers-ed isn’t necessary.
As soon as Rohatgi completes all the required steps, he’s going to start saving for a second-hand car.
“I hate being cooped up at home. I need my license ASAP,” he said.
Art teacher Andy Cunningham uses Instagram to promote and sell his artwork.
Going into 2021, Cunningham wants to make and sell more art at his studio in East Sacramento.
He compares selling artwork to cooking a meal for people: everyone liking and eating the food you made is similar to people buying your art.
“It’s a real good feeling when you perfect what you do and everyone likes it,” Cunningham said.
He also wants to be more present in his artwork by including social and political messages in them.