Seahorse Spotlight: Finley O’Neill


Phoebe Spence, Staff Writer

What’s a family tradition you have?

A family tradition that I have is going to the St. Lawrence River every summer because I’ve done that as long as I can remember. I like being on the water, living there, seeing all my family — it’s nice. 

Favorite memory from the past year? 

My favorite memory from the past year is probably doing Nordic skiing. I started doing Nordic this year and so far it’s been pretty fun. The team is really nice. 

Where do you see yourself in a year? 

In one year I see myself probably in the exact same spot I’m in right now, being very thankful to be finishing up school and otherwise not anything remarkable. 

What’s something you’re looking forward to in the next six months?

In the next six months, I’m looking forward to starting my job teaching sailing. I’m going to teach beginner sailors just the basics.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

In 10 years — I couldn’t tell you. Probably working some totally average job or living in a cardboard box in an ally. 

What time period would you choose to visit?

If I could choose a time period to visit it would probably be the 19th century somewhere. I think the Industrial Revolution is pretty interesting.

What magic power would you want?

I would want to be able to teleport because then I would be able to go places and I think it would be neat. 

Favorite book currently? 

My favorite book currently has been the Mortal Engine series. 

Where do you want to travel to?

I want to travel to Tokyo or just Japan in general. My family was going to do that and then the plan got canceled because of Covid. 

Favorite snack? 

My favorite snack is probably any kind of fruit gummy.

Strangest fear?

My strangest fear is insects. I’m not really a fan of insects.