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Fiona '15

Favorite Dana Tradition

Senior Sophomore

My favorite Dana Hall tradition is Senior Sophomore because it truly unites the upper classwomen with the lower classwomen. Having an older role model that has gone through many of the same things you are just starting to experience is so helpful. My senior pushed me to try out for Model UN, something I never thought I would do, and I am now one of the tri-heads of the club for next year.

Favorite Dana ASSIGNMENT

African Studies Research Project

My favorite Dana Hall assignment was our final research paper for my African Studies class last year. We got to choose any topic relating to Africa's history. I chose to study the Lost Boys, a group of boys in Sudan who were forced out of their homes after their villages were attacked. I chose this topic because my family had one of the Lost Boys live with us when he had the opportunity to come to the US for school. I wanted to know more about his experience, and this research project gave me the opportunity to do just that. Dana Hall gives all its students the amazing experience of connecting the real world to their studies.

Favorite Dana Class

African Studies

My favorite class has been African Studies, which is a class I took my sophomore year to fulfill my Area Studies credit. I took this course after traveling to South Africa with Dana Hall, and left the incredible trip feeling like I had to much to learn and explore about the continent. I took the course and learned about everything from the HIV-AIDS epidemic, to the Rwandan Genocide, to the beautiful art work of the Akan people of Ghana. This course inspired me to travel to Africa again. For the past two years I have gone on service trips to Ghana's Cape Coast to volunteer in a medical clinic and teach art. Without this course I would not have found my love for travel, public heath, early education, art and more!

Favorite Dana Hall Activity

Model UN team

My favorite Dana Hall activity is the Model UN team. I joined the team sophomore year and since then I have formed close-knit relationships with my team members, researched countless crises faced by the UN, and found my interest in international law and relations. I have become a better public speaker, researcher and writer through my experience.

Favorite Place on Campus

Advisor's Office

My favorite place on Dana campus is the office of my advisor, Ms. Hamel. Ms. Hamel is incredibly supportive and an amazing advisor. She helps me stay organized and work through any problems I may have inside or outside of school. The advisor system at Dana is unlike any other school I have ever heard of. All advisors truly care about their advisees' well being and academic success.

Favorite Dana Hall Memory

Model UN team Won First Place

There are too many to count! I think one of my favorite memories would be when the Model UN team won first place at Columbia University's Model UN conference, and Dartmouth's Model UN conference this past year. It was a tremendous success for the team and we worked so hard to achieve it.

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  • Senior Sophomore

    Favorite Dana Tradition
  • African Studies

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  • Model UN Team

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  • Testimonial

    "My favorite Dana Hall tradition is Senior Sophomore because it truly unites the upper classwomen with the lower classwomen. Having an older role model who has gone through many of the same things you are just starting to experience is so helpful."
    - FIONA '15