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My Experience at George School by Grace Karanja

By August 8, 2020 August 12th, 2020 No Comments

It is almost impossible to find words to describe my experience at George School and this article is not an accurate depiction of that experience, but a mere summary seeing that the adventure is ineffable. Firstly, the rigorous IB curriculum offered at George school enabled me to be a holistic student who is self motivated, a problem solver and a creative thinker. I believe that having gone through the curriculum and excelled, I am better prepared for college because I have learnt how to balance my academic work with my social life and extracurricular activities. I have also become more proactive and have learnt how to efficiently organize my work. Secondly, George school is a diverse community and interacting with people from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, as well as people holding different identities, beliefs and opinions was eye opening. It was an opportunity for me to grow as I learnt about new cultures while sharing mine. At George school I was also able to explore new sports like Lacrosse and baseball. I also joined a number of different clubs like UMOJA, the black student union, biochemistry, bowling and so many other clubs that were fun and also essential to my development and growth as a person. I also got to work with autistic children at a local home, as part of my service project. A highlight of my time at George School was the college application process. Starting September of last year, I began applying for colleges and this proved to be a very long and hectic process since I didn’t gain admissions till March of this year. However, this process is one of the most important life lessons I have ever had for I have become a stronger and more courageous individual. Most importantly, I am glad I had my college counselor, my advisor, my friends and other faculty members to help me out. The class of 2020 graduation is also a memory I hold dear to my heart. Although we didn’t get to have an in person commencement, we made good use of the available resources and had a successful virtual ceremony. Lastly, I would like to say thank you to everybody who has supported me in this journey. I feel honored, privileged, lucky and blessed to have had this opportunity. I will live to cherish my time at George School as that experience is one that has transformed my life for the better.

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