Ava Glazier

Day Student – Concord, Mass.

What are you involved in at CA?

One of my favorite things about Concord Academy is the flexibility it allows for students to participate in a multitude of activities. Outside of tour guiding, I am a member of the Chameleon Players (a chamber music ensemble) and the cross-country team, a co-head of the mock trial team, and a co-head of the Innocence Project (a club that works directly with the Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization that is committed to exonerating wrongly convicted people).

Why did you choose CA?

A tradition at CA is that every senior is granted the opportunity to speak for 15 minutes in front of the community before the academic day begins. Some of the things that are almost always spoken about in each chapel are the CA community and the special bonds that students and teachers share. I came from a school where there were sometimes 30 kids in my classes and I didn’t know my teachers very well. I was looking for a place where I would be able to connect with my teachers, and it was at CA that I found this. At any given meal you will always find students and teachers engaged in discussions ranging from the soup of the day to sports games and politics. I love that at CA I am able to learn from my teachers both inside and outside of the classroom.

What is the best class you’ve taken at CA and why?

My favorite class at CA so far has been Human Evolutionary Biology, because it combined my love for science with my interest in human behavior. I really enjoyed learning how to harness theoretical science and apply it to real-life case studies or current events. Our final project was a research paper following the scientific method, for which we were tasked with establishing a hypothesis, collecting data, and writing up a report with our findings. I learned a lot about research and data collection from this assignment, and it further cemented my interest in pursuing science.

What is on your CA bucket list?

My senior chapel