Lexi Lazar ’20

Upper Holland, PennsylvaniaBrandeis University
Upon arrival, Lexi discovered that George School students are all different and all the same—welcoming.

Describe a quintessential George School moment.

I transferred to George School in the middle of sophomore year. I had never switched schools before, and saying that I was terrified would be an understatement. On my first day, everybody was so welcoming and kind, and treated me like I wasn’t a stranger. I’ve experienced this every day ever since. I think that sums up the atmosphere at George School.

Has anything surprised you about George School?

Here at George School, I have an immensely diverse friend group. We come from different backgrounds, whether that be gender, sexuality, race, religion, country, etc., but we are one big, crazy family. I didn’t expect to learn so much about other walks of life outside of my classrooms, but I am so glad that I did.

What did you get from a service experience?

The summer before my junior year, I traveled to Costa Rica, where I helped run a camp for underprivileged kids in San José, the capital. We gave them meals and snacks and entertained them for eight hours a day. Most of the kids mainly spoke Spanish, so I had to use my limited Spanish vocabulary in addition to other means to communicate. Though we had a language barrier, I made lasting connections with the children, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

More about Lexi:

As a third-year theater student, Lexi has participated in many productions, as an actor, part of the crew, and even a historical consultant for one play. Working toward an IB Diploma, she takes part in Model United Nations, Junior State of America, Standing Room Only, the improv club, and STEM Club on campus. Outside of school, she teaches a volunteer ukulele clinic and helps at an animal rescue organization.