AriAnna Thomas ’19

Raleigh, North CarolinaBoarding Student
What AriAnna gets out of woodworking takes many forms: knowledge, passion, confidence, and a beautiful coffee table.

Are you happy with the art you chose?

I chose woodworking as my art because I thought it would be great to make furniture that I can place in my own house. This class has opened my eyes about which types of wood are better to work with than others and how being precise can make a difference.

I am proud of the coffee table I designed from a beautiful piece of cherry wood. It shows the hard work and dedication I put in to make my table look presentable.

I also have fun with the teacher, who is my advisor. He is hilarious.

What is it like to board?

It is a very vibrant experience to live in the dorm. If you have never had a sibling before, you will receive some when you arrive, and you can feel free to be yourself.

More about AriAnna:

Varsity volleyball captain and peer group leader as well as a tour guide, AriAnna also finds time to get involved in the 2019 Executive Committee, UMOJA, Model UN, and Women of Color.