Other Things

 

 

 

Contributions to School

  • Student Rep

Every Monday during lunch, a group of students join the teachers to discuss issues in the community, upcoming events and opportunities, planning for the future, and any other necessary topics related to the week ahead.

  • Student Gathering Planning Committee

In the fall, a few other students and I took it upon ourselves to do the majority of planning for the Student Gathering, a small conference hosted by Big Picture in an attempt to share our program with other students from similar programs, talk about what we liked and disliked, and come up with ideas for betterment.

  • Student Gathering Facilitator

During the student gathering, there were a few facilitated discussions with particular questions such as, “What would a typical day be like for you?”, “What do you like about your school’s alternative learning program?”, and “If you could change something about it would you/what would it be?” I served as a facilitator alongside several other BP students who volunteered.

  • Member of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance Club
  • MMU Varsity Dance Team

 

Extracurriculars

  • Way of the Bard

Way of the Bard is a unique camp turned performance group with which I will be travelling to Ireland in Summer 2017. We have been preparing for this trip for the past year in a few different way including designing a few performances related to the areas we will be travelling, and running several fundraisers. These fundraisers included building a tinyhouse, hosting a contra dance, and performing during a magic themed fall nature walk called the Borderlands.

  • Vermont Youth Dancers

Performed at Johnson State College in December 2016

Performed A Better Place… Oliver with a Twist as Nancy in April 2017

 

  • Vermont Youth Philharmonia

Fall Concert in October 2016

Winter Concert in December 2016

Spring Concert in April 2017

  • Ballet at the Bird’s Nest in Jericho VT
  • Cello with John Dunlop

Book Log

  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac

A classic tale of adventure that truly outlines the spirit of Americana in the 40s & 50s

  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

A fantasy novel about a girl and her brother, and a mysterious horned prince

  • Runa by Alison James

A coming of age story dealing with Norse mythology and a young girl facing the prophecy of death

  • Sleepwater Beat by Kathrin Hutson

A book written by my cousin that I edited, giving suggestions with word choice, sentence structure, and character/plot development

  • Box Girl by Lilibet Snellings

A true account of a girl who worked as part of a modern art installation

  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

An iconic cautionary tale/ biography of a man who thought he could live off the Alaskan land and died trying