Jamie Aciukewicz ’18
What do you like most about CA?
The atmosphere. CA gives high school students a unique opportunity to pursue all our interests, rather than having to pick and choose. At most of the other schools I applied to, you had to pick between music and sports, which was going to be a very tough decision for me. I’ve had some great moments on the sports field and in the band room, and I am glad that I don’t have to choose between the two. The people are also great. The students at CA are super-talented, but it doesn’t feel like a competition. Everyone wants to see you succeed, and people help you achieve your goals. The teachers make classes interesting and fun and try to break conventional school norms.
What do you do at CA?
I am a captain of the varsity soccer team and am on the basketball and lacrosse teams. I also play lead alto saxophone in the Advanced Jazz Ensemble and am a member of the Disciplinary Committee, a group comprised of students and faculty that come to a fair consequence for a student who has broken school rules. I’m a peer mentor (upper classmen who help facilitate a freshman seminar class) and a head tour guide. I’m also head of GAG (the Ginger Appreciation Group).
Share something that most people don’t know about you.
I like cool socks. During the winter, I often wear funny socks. One of my favorite pairs have Bart Simpson on them, and another one of my favorites have flamingos.
1. My favorite place on campus is the athletic campus.
2. I chose CA because it’s a very rigorous school without a cut-throat attitude.
3. I am most happy when it is breakfast for dinner.
4. My favorite season is fall.
5. My day is not complete until my dogs greet me when I get home after a long day.