Hayden Jennings ’21
Day Student – Concord, Mass.
Dining hall food: The steak-and-cheese sandwiches
Way to spend time: Listening to music albums or writing
Book: The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown, or any of the Harry Potter books
Place to be alone on campus: The quiet section of the library
Places to be with friends: The classroom on the third floor of CA Labs
Hobbies: I love to sing, act, and write.
CA traditions: Senior Coffeehouse and chapels
Thing about CA: At CA, I get to pick my courses from an assortment of options, giving me the freedom to explore new things and learn more about things I already love.
Student leadership, clubs, and affinity groups
I’m a co-head of Cabaret (the musical theater singing group) and #CANeverAgain, the student civic action group helping to push common sense gun laws in our nation. I’m also a member of the Model UN.
Singing, piano, theater
What class or teacher has made the biggest impact on you?
I loved being in Comparing Ancient Civilizations Through Art. Although I may not know much about visual art, this course certainly taught me a lot about it and how I can use it to examine ancient cultures.
What has been your most interesting project or assignment?
I did a SketchUp gallery presentation on depictions of Christ throughout history in art. I got to pick the topic and design the presentation myself.
What memorable experience have you had outside the classroom?
Being in Urinetown was an amazing introduction to theater at CA. The cast bonded really well, and we pulled off an amazing show!
What have you had a chance to do at CA that you might not have done elsewhere?
I’ve gotten to really explore my interest in theater and music in new ways. I’m taking voice lessons and a piano class, which I haven’t been able to do before. I was able to take an improvisation class for theater, which was a lot of fun.
What have you learned about yourself during your time at CA?
I’ve learned that I can do a lot more than I thought I could, when I put my mind to it. With self-discipline and focus, I can get through difficult subjects or units.
What advice do you have for an incoming student?
Do not be afraid to ask for help. Teachers are always willing to help you with your work!