ninaNina is headed to Claremont McKenna College to study economics. She has been at Morgan Park Academy since ninth grade, and is our 2015 salutatorian.

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Q&A

Favorite MPA tradition:

One of the things that initially drew me to MPA was its annual Project Week. Through this fantastic opportunity, I have been able to develop a global perspective of the world. My four years at MPA have brought me to places like Panama, Morocco, and India, where I had once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and experiences I will never forget.

Favorite class:

My favorite class has to be English my sophomore and junior years with Mr. Smith. With a class of only 10 people, I was able to form a strong bond with my classmates and Mr. Smith while learning about literature and the world.

Favorite co-curricular activity:

My favorite co-curricular activity at MPA was participating on the tennis team. Not only was I able to play a sport I loved, but I was able to connect with my teammates and create many lasting memories.

How did MPA prepare you for success in college?

MPA’s close-knit community and small class sizes are what drew me to Claremont McKenna, a small liberal-arts college in California. I am confident that MPA has prepared me academically and socially for my next four years in college.

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