Camille Hick ’22

Day Student, Concord, MA

Camille Hick poses for her headshot during the "Annual Head Tour Guide Photoshoot" outside the Chapel on Sep. 13, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Pfosi)

What are you involved in at CA?

I play volleyball and lacrosse here at CA. I am the Head Peer Mentor (the Peer Mentor Program is a group of Seniors that help teach our Freshman Seminar Classes), Head of Mock Trial, and involved in the Intersectional Feminist Organization club and the Period Coalition club.

Why did you choose CA?

My older brother attended CA, and every single day, he came home and raved about his day. Every single one of his classes and teachers were way more interesting than mine. This jealousy pushed me to look into CA. Every step of the way I met more and more kind students and faculty that were all committed to CA and helped welcome me.

How would you describe Common Trust?

There are so many different forms of Common Trust here at CA, but for me, the way CA fosters trust between teachers and students makes the connection a lot stronger and allows me to do my best work. I also feel safe in this community to express my ideas and take chances.

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

It’s hard for me to pick just one class, so my top two classes have been Modern China and Sustainability in Agriculture.  Modern China focused on the Opium Wars, and how they impacted modernization in China. In my agriculture class, we studied different forms of agriculture, the ways that agriculture impacts the US, and different forms of sustainability in agriculture. Both of these classes were very discussion based, which allowed for views and a deeper understanding of the material. In both classes, the teachers were very passionate about the subject matter, which made for a better class environment.

What is on your CA Bucket list?

Giving my senior chapel, performing in my Senior Coffee House, and winning the Chandler Bowl!!

Advice to prospective students?

Find a community that you would not only be comfortable being a part of, but one where you could also grow and thrive.

Share a moment where you knew you belonged at CA.

The first moment that I felt I belonged at CA was when I joined the volleyball team. On past teams, coaches only played to win and the players were extremely competitive. But at CA, I found that all the girls on the team and the coaches were so kind and welcoming. The coaches stayed after practice to help me and the whole team created a pretty special bond.