Jayde Dieu ’20

Hampton, GeorgiaSeton Hall University
A moment in meeting for worship—neither silent nor spoken—says everything about the George School community for Jayde.

Describe a quintessential George School moment.

In meeting for worship, a bird got trapped inside the meetinghouse. The frustrated bird flew into window after window. Finally, someone opened a door and the bird found its way out. The silence was broken with applause, demonstrating the level of compassion that exists on campus.

Has anything surprised you about George School?

One thing that continues to surprise me is the amount of kindness present on this campus. I feel free to express myself and encouraged to celebrate all of the beauty that exists here.

Is there a class that made a big impact on you?

IB SL Global Politics is the most interesting class I have ever taken. We discussed methods of resolving conflict that helped me gain perspective on my own power to change the world.

Describe an exciting moment at George School.

In April of my junior year, there were constant storms. In many ways, they mimicked the overwhelmed way I felt. One day, instead of rushing through the rain as we usually did, my friends and I stood still. We felt at peace in the chaos of the storm. George School has taught me how to find that peace.

More about Jayde:

Jayde stays very active on campus, through dance and volleyball as well as leadership roles and extracurricular involvement. She is a dorm prefect, IB Diploma candidate, and leader of UMOJA (a club that shares the culture and heritage of descendants from Africa with the George School community). She also participates in GS Slam (spoken word poetry), Model UN, Samosa, and a cappella.