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Julia Carrigan ’20

Glassboro, New Jersey Occidental College
In class or on stage, the support of peers makes George School experiences memorable for Julia.

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

My AP BC Calculus class was one of my favorite courses. All the students formed a tight community, and we helped and supported each other through the difficult coursework. my teacher inspired and pushed me to learn more.

Describe a quintessential George School moment.

I may be biased, because I run the event, but I think Live Music Weekend is the quintessential George School experience. Someone is singing on stage, the lighting is beautiful, and the whole community is gathered to support one another. Individuals share their voices, and the entire community is there to cheer them on.

What did you get from a service experience?

I visited Cuba last year. The country was absolutely beautiful and I really enjoyed seeing the shift in culture with a different economic system, but it was an amazing experience to speak Spanish with so many native speakers and have wonderful, engaging conversations.

More about Julia:

Julia has pursued both theater and film at George School. In her first three years, she was involved in eight productions, including as stage manager and student director, and a film of hers was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival when it took the Grand Prize in the Speak Truth Video Competition sponsored by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. In the IB Diploma Program, Julia is editor-in-chief of Curious George, clerk of Young Friends, a Math Help tutor, Writing Center mentor, and leader of Goldfish ’n Java (the live music club), Reading Olympics, and Tabletop Club, among many other activities.