Mohammed 24

Boarding Student, New Jersey

Annie McGarry 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 am in Chess Club, Robotics, Calcio Debate Club, Muslim Student Association, Soccer, Wrestling, and Track.

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

Every class had something special to offer, but Viking Sagas was the one in which I felt the strongest connection. It was a completely different kind of history class, in my opinion. Through the use of engaging reading material and films, our teacher was able to keep the class interesting throughout.

Why did you choose CA? 

I chose CA because I loved how students get so much choice in picking classes that they’re interested in! It feels like I am able to control what I’m learning, and try different things that I’ve never heard of before.

What is your favorite boarding memory or tradition? 

Definitely house food at 11:00 p.m. every Saturday night, as it allows incredible opportunities to bond with the entire house. Additionally, it was a complete thrill to play chess with Charlie Apolinsky during my sophomore year.