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Jill Mallam

Class of 2012


What is your favorite memory from high school?

All of it. There’s nothing better than spending thirteen years knowing the names of everyone in your class and being close with 30+ other people.


What advice would you give high school students today?

ENJOY IT! You have the rest of your life to wish time away. I wish I could go back to high school everyday.


What are you doing today?

Student Teaching at Norris Elementary in First Grade


How did Southern High School prepare you for life?

Coming from a small school, Southern prepared me by offering all kinds of activities for me to be involved in. By being involved in multiple activities, sports, and clubs, Southern taught me how to be a leader.


If you could go back what things would you change about high school?

I would work harder, because NOTHING can prepare you for what college is like.


What challenges did you face when going from a small school to a big college?

The classes were a lot bigger and I had to train myself to be able to focus in a class of 300 + students.


How much are you in contact with your classmates from high school?

I talk to about four or five of them two or three times a month.


What class at Southern High School prepared you for college?

Science and Math classes


What are some of your best accomplishments?

Coming from a small school set me up for success because I had already knew how to be a leader when I went to college. Being a leader in college is hard if you don’t already possess the qualities because there are more people from different schools to compete with.


Did you enjoy Southern High School? Why or Why Not?

Yes. Southern High School prepared me for my future and offered many different opportunities for me to grow as a person. I think coming from a small school has advantages that other kids don’t have. We’re just like one big family.

-Written by Emily Zvolanek

Jill Mallam Class of 2012

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