Izzy Balson ’18 3

Izzy Balson ’18

Newton, Mass.

Izzy Balson ’18

What do you like most about CA?

I was drawn to CA first and foremost by the community. I went to a small and tight-knit middle school, and even though I felt ready to move on to high school it was very important to me that wherever I was going would feel like home. In my two-plus years at CA, I have found not only a home but another family. With everything high school demands, it is of the utmost importance to me to have a support system within my community to fall back on, and to know that I can do the same for those I care about. That is exactly why I chose CA, and that’s exactly what I have found here.

What keeps you busy on campus?

At CA, I have had the pleasure of being able to enjoy everything that I was previously interested in without having to choose — in addition to trying some new things, too! I play on the volleyball and basketball teams here, sing in an a cappella group, and am a part of the student community service club, the yearbook, and the Athletic Council, in addition to guiding tours.

What’s something that most people don’t know about you?

I have five siblings (four of whom are boys), which has hugely influenced who I am. Not only have I always had companions and friends by my side, but being one of six also taught me to advocate for myself and to be tough and outspoken. It has been so much fun watching my little siblings grow up and so helpful having two older brothers that I can turn to for anything.