Class of ’22 Senior Spotlight: Blythe Wilson

Name, city of residence

Blythe Wilson, Watsonville

Grade you started at MMS


What inspires you?

I’m inspired by all types of art, especially music and literature.

What is your favorite subject in school, and why?

I really like Values in World Thought because we get to read a lot of cool books and have interesting discussions. I also have a lot of fun in Computer Science Principles.

If you had the power to change one thing in the world, what would it be?

This is a terrifying question, but I don’t think anything would go wrong with making people a bit more empathetic; it would definitely solve a lot of the world’s problems.

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

A Taylor Swift concert

Name one big challenge in your life right now:

Choosing a college has definitely been a struggle.

What is your dream job and why?

I’ve never had any sort of dream job, but I want to improve people’s lives in some capacity. Recently I’ve been looking into urban planning, but I also like the idea of going into tech.

What are your three favorite things?

Video essays, thrifting and coffee

Favorite book:

I don’t have a favorite book (embarrassing), but “Radio Silence” by Alice Oseman is a book I’ve enjoyed reading at different times over the past few years. It’s entertaining, relatable and asks a lot of interesting questions.

What do you want to do after high school?

I plan on going to college!

Something that you are proud of – and why:

I’m quite proud of the outfits I wear to school – I think I’m pretty good at wearing something new and creative every day.

Something that makes you smile:

I love puns.

A favorite MMS memory – and why?

I have so many good memories of doing the “Ramayana!” at the Mexican Heritage Theater over the years. It’s been really special growing up visiting the same place every year – spending time under the palm trees and running around the ducks and the vending machines. I can’t wait to go back this year.

Top three most-played songs on your favorite playlist:

“That’s Our Lamp” by Mitski, “Simulation Swarm” by Big Thief and “She Won’t Go Away” by Faye Webster