Our Senior Spotlight campaign will honor Bennett Day School’s first graduating class – a group of earnest and courageous students who took a chance on a high school that didn’t even exist yet.
Posted: May 19, 2023
Our Senior Spotlight campaign honors Bennett Day School’s first graduating class – a group of earnest and courageous students who took a chance on a high school that didn’t even exist yet.
Throughout the last four years, these students have proven time and time again that young people are innately capable, curious, and competent, especially when they feel seen and heard at school.
Stay tuned between now and the end of the school year as we give each senior an opportunity to share memories, advice, and future plans!
Senior Spotlight: Camila
Why did you choose/decide to go to Bennett Day School?I chose Bennett because of the independence it allows for students. Through its untraditional project-based learning, students have the freedom to learn and study what they are passionate about. This is a large value for me because I want to be able to truly connect to my learning.
What are your plans after you graduate?
After I graduate from Bennett, I will attend Roosevelt University to study sustainability. Through the Honors College, I hope to connect to the McNair Scholars Program to pursue graduate-level education in urban planning.
What advice would you give rising seniors?
Start early! It is important to give yourself enough time to explore options to make the best post-high school plan for you. Don't overthink your decisions that much either; you're making the best choices you can in that moment, and it's not permanent.
What’s your favorite project-based learning (PBL) memory?
I think all PBL projects are special to me, however, one of my favorite experiences was going to California during our Migration unit. It was very intriguing to learn in a completely different environment, and I feel like it was essential in creating life-long friendships for my class.
What are you excited for after Bennett?
I am excited for the unknown! I know that college will present many different opportunities, from traveling, to friendships, and careers, and I think I'm ready :)
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