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: June 9, 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: Veronica
Why did you choose/decide to go to Bennett Day School?I chose to go to Bennett because I wanted a unique high school experience that would equip me with knowledge and life-long skills. As part of the founding class, I knew that attending Bennett would be a risk, given that when I visited, the Upper School spaces weren't even built! Looking back on my four years here as a high school student, I know I made the right choice. Bennett is unlike any other high school.
What are your plans after you graduate?
Upon graduating, I will attend DePaul University and be a part of the 3+3 BA/JD Law Program! I'm thrilled to have been given this special opportunity, and I know Bennett has prepared me well for this accelerated program.
What advice would you give rising seniors?
Take it easy! Although your last year of high school is important as a student, remember to enjoy it. Participate in school activities, be social, and have fun. I know the college application process can be very stressful, so I encourage you all to start early and give yourself time.
What’s your favorite project-based learning (PBL) memory?
I don't think I can choose just one favorite PBL project or memory! All of our PBL themes have been so impactful and have shaped me to be a better learner. However, the one that sticks out to me the most is our unit on Crime & Justice. This theme was certainly a catalyst for my passion for law and social justice.
What are you excited for after Bennett?
For me, graduating from Bennett will be a bittersweet moment. While I am so grateful for the opportunities given to me here these past four years, I am excited for my new chapter in college. I am looking forward to being in a new learning environment in which I get to meet new people, learn new things, and grow as not only a student, but as a person.
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