Meet the Staff: Royson Folas


Matthew Iannone, Fashion and Technology Editor

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in the Bronx, New York, but I don’t remember too much about it since I moved to Irvington, New Jersey when I was around 3 or 4 years old.

Q: From the start of your freshman year to where you are now, how have you grown and/or changed as a person?

A: I have definitely changed a lot. Freshman me was definitely more timid. I’m still a timid person but I welcome change a little bit more openly now. I am definitely more responsible and mature too. I still have a long way to go but I have definitely come a long way. I still have plenty of goals that I wish to accomplish.

Q: As a senior now, where are you looking at to go to college?

A: I’m looking at a few colleges right now. The main one I’m looking at is definitely West Point, but I’m still thinking about other options. I’m applying, but I’m still trying to figure out if it’s the right school for me and what I want to accomplish in the future.

Q: Wherever you end up going, what would you like to major in?

A: I honestly don’t know. I still don’t know what my major is which is kind of concerning for me because I don’t really see a major that I could realistically see myself doing in the future. I’m still doing research on a few options. Journalism is obviously something that I could rely on, but the journalism field is very competitive and it is really hard to find a high paying job in that field.

Q: Since you’re heavily involved in our school’s JROTC program and you said that you’re looking at West Point as an option for college, do you see yourself enlisting in the military in the future?

A: If I do end up going to West Point then I will most likely enlist, so yes. But I’m still heavily conflicted about my other options.

Q: How have you spent your quarantine?

A: For the first two months, I’ve kind of just been sleeping, eating, and watching T.V., but luckily I did raise my GPA a lot thanks to online school. Once school ended, I worked more on physical fitness so I could get ready for the soccer season that hopefully happens.

Q: Do you see yourself wanting to play soccer once you get to college or is your soccer career done once you graduate high school?

A: I never saw myself playing soccer in college but with West Point you have to have an athletic to get into the school so if I do end up going there then I might stick with it, or I could switch to my second sport which is tennis.