One of the things that I love most about George School is the many ways in which students are able to explore their passions both inside and outside of the classroom. From evaluating the role of literature in the recognition of the social change in my IB World Literature course to playing on the lacrosse field with my teammates, George School gives its students many options to forge their own paths. The academic experiences that I’ve had here have greatly influenced my extracurricular pursuits, as well as the career paths that I plan to pursue after college.
Two of my favorite courses that I have taken thus far have been Intensive Biology in 10th grade and IB Global Politics in 11th grade. Since I was very young, I’ve loved science and conducting research in the outside world. When I initially signed up for Intensive Biology during my freshman year, I was a little intimidated to take this higher-level course, taught by one of the IB Biology teachers, but George School made it accessible. Although the course was rigorous, I greatly enjoyed studying topics like cellular division, gene targeting, and completing experiments with my fellow classmates!
Though I am not a full IB Diploma candidate, I have greatly benefitted from including a variety of IB courses into my schedule. I’ve grown up in a very socially conscious and politically charged household, so I was ecstatic once I learned that I could take a college-level course pertaining to my interests in 11th grade! The curriculum of my IB Global Politics course was exciting, evolving, and relevant, and though I plan to pursue a career in some type of domestic policy, this introduction will prepare me to dive into more expansive political theory and practice in my undergraduate studies.
Shelby is a lead tour guide, prefect, and Student Council secretary.