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Dana girls are curious, collaborative, respectful and enthusiastic. They are leaders: leaders of clubs, activities, sport teams and more. They are also aware of the many types of leadership, understanding that a supporting role is just as important as taking the lead. They know that Dana Hall is a place where they can be themselves and are encouraged to be who they want to be. See what they have to say about about their school.
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Maya '20

FAVORITE DANA TRADITION

Cabaret

My favorite Dana Hall Tradition is Cabaret. Cabaret was such an important and enjoyable part of my school year because all of my classmates worked together to present a talent show to our families and friends. It truly was a great moment of class unity, and it is one of the reasons I am so close to my classmates now. There was a large range of acts from singing to dancing with glow in the dark attire. Best. Day. Ever.

Favorite Dana Assignment

Roman Research Paper

My favorite class assignment is my Roman Research Paper because it was honestly my best piece of writing. It took me a while to write, but the outcome was amazing. I also learned how to use writing lab and conference periods to my advantage because of this because of this paper. This paper was a test of what I learned all year and I am a better writer because of it.

Favorite Dana Class

Western Civilization

My favorite class is Western Civilization because I have a soft spot for history and my teacher has a way of relating prehistoric happenings with 21st century life. In Western Civilization, I am given the opportunity to trace my passions back to history and I also get to compare the habits of the ancient peoples’ to mine. It is the coolest thing ever to be able to compare the behavior of ancient people with the activities I take part in everyday. From the Athenians, to the Mycenaeans, to the Minoans and the Romans, I have discovered that the ancient ways are not that much different than the ones I take part in to this day.

My Favorite Dana Hall Activity

Student Council

This year, my absolute favorite extracurricular would have to be Student Council. I was surprised that my classmates even voted for me, but I was beyond honored to be their Boarding Representative. Student Council taught me how to lead my classmates in the right direction. But more than leadership, Student Council is about service. That is the most attractive part of my position. It was such a great experience to get to know my classmates in such a deep way and to have them express their grievances to me. I love service and leadership, so Student Council was the perfect opportunity for me.

Favorite Place on Campus

Aquatics Center

My favorite place on campus would have to be the Shipley Center, and more specifically the Aquatics Center. I love spending time there because it is the most peaceful time I have in the day. I love swimming and the spacious lanes give me a break from my busy day. The pool is open after the school day and on weekends for recreational use. I love the peace that the pool brings me, and I absolutely cannot wait for swim season next year.

Favorite Dana Hall Memory

Singing the Alma Mater

My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl. That feeling of togetherness warmed my heart and to this day that is one of my favorite Dana Hall memories.

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  • Aquatics Center

    Favorite Place on Campus
  • Singing the Alma Mater

    Favorite Dana Hall Memory
  • Western Civilization

    Favorite Class

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  • Maya

    "My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."
    -Maya '20