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Reach Out of Your Comfort Zone

Going into George School, I was nervous about moving into a high school with a larger student body. My eighth-grade graduating class consisted of fifteen students. I knew of a couple of familiar faces when I arrived on campus. For the first few weeks, I spent a lot of time with those familiar faces until I felt more comfortable reaching out into the community. If I could change anything that I did during those first weeks at George School, I would advise myself to go sit at a different table with unfamiliar faces and to reach out to more new people.

Another piece of advice that I would give my freshman year self, is to let go of the fear that I had of talking to adults within the community. Looking back as a senior, it was silly of me to feel this way. The adults in our community are extremely accepting and understanding individuals who are there to guide us through our George School experience. I didn’t understand that as a new freshman, so I limited the questions I asked and the consultations that I scheduled with teachers. Overall, I would tell myself to reach out of my comfort zone, and be me!

Active in the theater program, Lexi was in the musical Side Show. When she isn’t in a production, she stays active on three varsity teams: volleyball, swimming, and softball, her favorite. She is an IB diploma candidate, peer group leader, and a member of several clubs, but manages to balance everything with help from her teachers.

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