Agnes Scott College

Major: International Relations
Hometown: Orland Park

“Tess is without a doubt the most multilingual student at MPA, proficient in English, French, Kabyle, Arabic, and Algerian, with Spanish coming on strong as well. She has a gift for language and works meticulously to improve her language skills. I can only imagine the many doors that will open for her in the future.

“Tess does not worry about measuring herself against her peers, but she also does not settle for anything less than her best. She is kind, thoughtful, and often insightful beyond her years. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to not only teach her, but learn from her.”

— Spanish teacher Ashley Perisee