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24 with ’24 Double Feature: Helena and Norah O’Connor



Twins Norah and Helena O’Connor are seniors at Jonathan Alder High School. Norah is an active member of the girl’s lacrosse team. Helana is an active member of the girl’s track and field. We sat down with Helena and Norah as part of our 24 with ‘24 interview series.


Q: What’s your favorite memory of your time at Alder?

H: Probably winning CBCs for track three years in a row

N: Being with my friends in Mr. Hughes’s class for two years.


Q: What are three things you can’t live without?

H: Coffee, Sephora, and my sisters.

N: Oh no, now I feel like I have to say my sisters.

N: My sisters, my water bottle, and my jewelry.


Q: What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

H: Probably that I broke my nose during track.

N: Yeah she needs to get a nose job now.

H: It’s just a deviated septum.

N: Ok, a lot of people don’t know that I still play volleyball.


Q: How would you define yourself in three words?

H: Oh I think we should do three words that describe each other. Norah: yes.

H: She is Caring, goofy, and honest.

N: I would say you’re silly, determined, and pretty.


Q: What was your last dream?

H: I had a dream that I was in India maybe. And we were running around.

N: Were we being chased?

H: Nope.

N: The last dream that sticks out to me is we were driving by Peter’s Photography and it got turned into a convenient store and it was really sketchy and we went in there. Yeah, it was pretty weird.


Q:  Best piece of advice you’ve received?

H: Probably just always try your best.

N: Mine is, rejection is redirection.


Q: If you made a documentary, what would it be about and why?

H: I’d probably make one about safari animals because I feel like I watch those a lot.

N: I feel like I’d make one about concerts. And what goes on to put them on.

H: That’s really interesting.


Q: Last piece of content you consumed that made you cry?

H: The Titanic movie gets me.

N: Those videos of soldiers coming home and surprising their kids always make me cry.


Q: Song you can listen to on repeat?

H: “Dawns” by Zach Bryan.

N: “IDGAF” by Drake featuring Yeat.


Q:If you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be?

H: Probably Taylor Swift

N: Probably Drake, because I could sing.


Q: Dream country to visit?

N: We should say this for each other.

H: Ok.

N: I’m going to say yours is like Greece or maybe Switzerland?

H: Yeah that’s fair.

H: Hmm, I feel like yours would be Japan?

N: Yeah that’s a good one.


Q: What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had?

H: This might be the same for both of us but probably when we found out we were going to Europe for our sister’s gymnastics competition.

N: Yeah that’s a really good one.

H: It was just so random.


Q: If your life was a TV show, what song would be in the intro?

H: Mine would be “Beauty and A Beat” by Justin Bieber featuring Nicki Minaj.

N: Ok, my song is “Just” by Radiohead.


Q: What 3 people living or dead would you like to make dinner for?

H: Amelia Earhart because I want to know what happened. Taylor Swift again, and Queen Elizabeth.

N: Which one, first or second?

H: The second, wait no the first.

N: Mine are Lana Del Ray, Ice Spice, and Zendaya.


Q:The most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?

N: I would say surfing is pretty adventurous.

H: Yeah, Surfing.


Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

N: Being really attractive.

H: Norah!

N: What? People get remembered for that.

H: I would say making an impact on other people.

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Paige Jestadt, Editor, Staff Writer
Senior Paige Jestadt is in her third year of Journalism. She currently plays on our volleyball team here at JA. In her free time she enjoys spending one on one time with her closest friends, traveling, trying new things, and most of all hanging out with her two dogs Franks and Beans.

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