Where are you now?
As of July 2017, I’m preparing to enter my senior year at Incarnate Word High School. I’m proud to say that I have been a leader in my robotics team and my Latin club since freshman year. In addition to robotics and Latin, Theater Company, volunteer work, and academic work have absorbed my attention. I’m currently spearheading a robotics camp at MVM for all age levels.
How did your experience in Montessori School prepare you for the life you have now?
Applying for colleges is in the very, very near future and I’m aiming high – Carnegie Mellon, Vanderbilt, and Case Western Reserve University are my goals. I am pushing for a dual degree in college: a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (specialization in robotics) and a B.M. in Vocal Performance.
Being raised in a Montessori curriculum was a life-changer. My time here gave me a broad learning foundation and encouraged me to pursue my passions. Unfortunately, it has become uncommon to find a child with such a pure love for school and for learning. I believe Montessori really does break this cycle. Reflecting on my personal growth, I’ve come to realize that my love for diversity, community, and cooperation all stem from this curriculum.
In short, I obtained a love for school and an ardent passion for discovering more and more. I wasn’t confined and I was able to determine my strengths and weaknesses freely. Without Montessori, I definitely wouldn’t be the person I am today.