“Don’t take yourself or anyone around you too seriously. People care too much about things they don’t need to, like how they look, who their next date is going to be, who they can impress; they end up working too hard for parents and not having fun. You can be yourself, have fun, but still learn.” -Rachel Reilly
“High school gets better the older you get,” senior Rachel Reilly said. “The more confident you are…the easier school will be.”
Reilly attended Edgar Road before moving on to middle school and WGHS.
“Freshman year is the hardest,” Reilly said. “Just keep your head up and don’t worry about being popular. Just be yourself.”
Reilly’s older brother, Redmond Reilly, graduated from Webster in 2012.
She explained it was nerve-racking freshman year because usually brothers are supposed to help and support their siblings during freshman year, but her brother scared her a lot.
“He would say things like ‘They will tease and bully the freshmen,’ but once I got here it was vice versa,” Reilly said.
Reilly is known for her quick humor and exceptional voice.
“I love Spirit Week because I feel like the atmosphere is very profound, compared to other schools, and it just shows what our community is like. We are very proud of our statesmen and what they achieve,” said Reilly. “It helps bring the community together, and that’s what makes us better than Kirkwood.”
Reilly has participated in A-Ladies for three years and choir for four years.
She has attended all the choir trips including Washington D.C., New York and this year’s trip to Nashville.
Reilly plans to move to Nashville after high school to become a pop singer.