Hometown: Natick, Massachusetts
Sports/activities: Blue Key Tour Guide, Field Hockey, Basketball, Musical Theater, Singing (voice lessons), and the Global Scholars Program.
Courses: AP Biology, AP Language and Composition, Chamber Singers, Latin IV/V Honors, Precalculus with Applications, and U.S. History.
Favorite class: This is a really hard question because I love all of my classes, whether it’s academic, artistic, or athletic. But if I have to choose, I really liked Literature and Composition 2. I learned so much through reading (and listening) about different places in the world and demonstrating my knowledge in many forms (quizzes, podcasts, or essays).
Favorite Dana Hall School tradition: My favorite tradition is Cabaret, which is basically a talent show that the 9th graders put on. I sang “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran with my friends, who played piano and ukulele. It was so much fun and an important moment for me.
Special person at Dana: I’m very lucky to go to a school with such special, incredible, and important people. However, my voice teacher, Ms. Kinas is someone who is really important to me. She always makes me feel more relaxed, and she has played an instrumental role in helping me improve my skills.
Best Dana moment: My best Dana moment was when I found out that my younger sister would be joining me at Dana. Even though we were only at different schools for one year, I was so excited to go to the same school with her again.
Best part about an all-girls environment: I love the all-girls environment because it is a supportive and empowering one that cultivates a sense of leadership and strength in each student. Also, the community is very close and connected, allowing each student to feel important.
Why did you choose Dana: I chose Dana because it is a perfect balance. I am able to challenge myself and grow in all of my interests. Throughout my Dana experience, I always go back to a conversation my mom had with another parent at the beginning of my freshman year. She said that Dana stretches its girls but doesn’t break them. I think that encapsulates Dana’s environment well because while it’s challenging, there are several helpful resources, which is an important aspect of a school.