Spartan Speak: What’s your opinion on Mindfulness in Success?



What is mindfulness? I asked a few of the seniors at OAHS their opinion on the mindfulness activities they’ve been doing in success and how they like it.

Kayla Pablo exclaimed, “I think it’s great! Especially at this time of the year when seniors have to worry about college applications and scholarships. It’s important for students to take a break every once in a while.”

 Annabella Decker says, “I believe mindfulness is beneficial to people, but should be done on their own time. Mindfulness has deep roots in religion and is a spiritual practice that shouldn’t have a place in schools. It pushes the divide between church and state in classrooms.”

Alyssa Samaniego states, “Mindfulness is key when it comes to be organized in your own life and giving a purpose to do things rather than just aimlessly doing it because you feel as if you have to.”


Hayden Umphenour says, “I believe the mindfulness exercises we do in Success are a great way to take a step back and relax during the day.”

Caden Mccune explains, “Mindfulness is something I don’t know a lot about, but I believe learning about it is a good thing, but I don’t think it should be the schools responsibility to teach it.”

Ariana Cross said, “I enjoy the program. I think it was really well made, and it doesn’t seem cheesy. We haven’t done much of it in our period but the one lesson we did do I enjoyed.”

Hayley Parker says, “I think it offers a nice break when school is usually pretty stressful. It gives us a moment to just focus on de-stressing, and it’s nice to have a designated time to do that.”

Luke Clark States, “Being able to act effectively and work hard to achieve what your goal is. When you are actively think while working you can accomplish more. When I do art, I listen to music to keep my mind rolling in order to keep my creative thoughts pushing on.”

Emily Beale says, “I like it because I’m always really stressed in the class, and it gives us a chance to slow down. It is kinda hippyish though, and people don’t take it seriously at all.”