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Wendy '17

Favorite Dana Tradition

Cabaret

My favorite Dana Hall tradition is Cabaret. I am not usually a person who likes to be in the spotlight. ­­I have stage fright­­, but during Cabaret I had the courage to be in a group act because my closest friends were dancing by my side. All of my classmates were also very supportive and cheering from the audience. The experience was unforgettable.

Favorite Dana Assignment

Literature Assignment on Adolescents and Violence in Colombia

My favorite assignment was for my Literature and Composition class. I had to write three formal letters that addressed and solved three different problems. One of my letters was about adolescents and violence in Colombia, and I also talked about the negative stereotypes that arose due to this problem. I have translated the letters to Spanish, and I’ve decided to send them to the Columbian government branch in charge of funding adolescents programs. I am not certain that my solution will be put into action, but I am sure that my idea will inspire someone. This assignment helped me realize that I am not just a hopeless dreamer wanting to change the world, but I am a girl with ideas who has the power to make herself heard.

Favorite Dana Class

Conceptual Physics

I love Conceptual Physics. When I first started taking the class I was immediately drawn in by Ms. Macedo’s enthusiasm. In this class I have learned how everyday activities work, and it is fascinating to understand why things happen. Every time I go into the physics classroom, I know that it will be fun because we do projects that include experimenting with electricity, tug of wars games and gymnastics.

Favorite Dana Hall Activity

Varsity Squash

This year I was able to play with the Varsity Squash team, and I enjoyed it a lot. I grew as a squash player, but most importantly I grew as a teammate. When I started playing, I was intimidated by all the upperclassmen and did not talk much, but by the end of the season I was talking and playing with everyone. Every time I bump into one of my teammates when I am rushing to class, they give me a warm smile and hello.

Favorite Place on Campus

Wooden Bench Next to the Pond

My favorite place on campus is a wooden bench next to the Pond. I love to sit there during the warm days and look into the water. Sometimes a frog or two may jump out, but for the most part the Pond is really calm, and it helps me relax. Most of the time I find myself preoccupied with school work, sports, family and friends, but the Pond gives me a moment to just be.

Favorite Dana Hall Memory

Dana Days

My favorite Dana Hall memory was during Dana Days. I had committed to making a speech to the new families and students joining Dana, and I have stage fright. I practiced my speech two days before presenting; I read my speech to six people in the Admission Office, but I had to stop reading because my uncontrollable shaking prevented me from reading my speech. Everyone in the Admission Office was really nice and offered to help me practice a little more; ­­ I am sure they heard my speech more than 20 times. By the time I presented all my friends had memorized it, and I was still shaking. But this time I was not shaking because I was afraid, I was shaking because I felt extremely happy that I had faced my fear.

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  • Testimonial

    “This Literature and Composition assignment helped me realize that I am not just a hopeless dreamer wanting to change the world, but I am a girl with ideas who has the power to make herself heard.”
    - WENDY '17