Day Student from Belmont, Mass.
Photo by Ola Oladitan ’24
What are you involved in at CA?
At CA, I am an orientation leader, a student representative to the Alum Association, a varsity field hockey captain, a varsity lacrosse player, a member of the Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service selection committee, a student-faculty recruitment representative, and a head peer mentor.
Why did you choose CA?
I chose CA because the balance between academics, arts, and athletics sets the school apart. Academics is the main priority at CA, with arts and athletics being equally important aspects of student life. At CA, you won’t be forced to choose or even favor one or the other, which allows students to explore new interests without risk.
What is the best class you’ve taken at CA and why?
One of my favorite classes at CA has been my sophomore English class with Zora Vermilya. I particularly loved reading Citizen by Claudia Rankine. The style of writing was like nothing I had ever read before. In a pastiche, where we tried to emulate Rankine’s writing style, it was really fun to break the boundaries of more traditional writing and there was a lot of room for interpretation. Throughout the entire year, I also improved my analytical writing and felt prepared for my junior English electives.
Do you have advice for prospective students?
Although the high school search may seem daunting, remember to have fun in this new chapter. Make the most of these next four years—they fly by!