Meet the Class of 2021 — Edith


Edith School of the Art Institute of Chicago Major: Fashion Design Hometown: China "Edith is a talented, imaginative, and skillful artist and a young woman conscious about contemporary issues, which she tackles in her art. She spent her final semester at MPA commenting on animal rights through her art. She explored the multimedia approach, combining two-dimensional media with sculpture and fashion. Edith is a 'natural born' artist who is not afraid to voice her concerns using visual language." — Art teacher Ewa Bloch >> MEET THE CLASS OF 2021

Meet the Class of 2021 — Edith2021-06-04T11:00:39-05:00

Meet the Class of 2021 — Matthew


Matthew University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: Computer Engineering Hometown: Crete "I have a hard time narrowing down adjectives to describe Matthew, as he is quite a character. Matt is hard-working, creative, kind-hearted, and full of personality. Above all else, he has a huge heart and cares about those around him. You can't help but smile when you are around him, whether it be because he is telling some outlandish story or just being his usual self. "He is always willing to lend a helping hand to peers or teachers, whether he is in the classroom or on the basketball court. [...]

Meet the Class of 2021 — Matthew2021-06-03T11:00:07-05:00

Meet the Class of 2021 — Hunter


Hunter Kansas State University Major: Animal Sciences Hometown: Hyde Park "Sometimes it seems that Hunter is too willing to hide her light under a basket. But that would be true only if you think that one’s light can only shine as pride. Her ability to think deeply, explore, expand, and solve problems are on display in any class, even if her hand isn’t the first to fly in the air. But shining one's light extends beyond what comes naturally. "Hunter frequently engages in cautious risk-taking and discretion as shown when she joined and became a key member of the robotics team. [...]

Meet the Class of 2021 — Hunter2021-11-29T11:01:14-06:00

Meet the Class of 2021 — Brycen


Brycen Carnegie Mellon University Major: Business Hometown: Pill Hill "Brycen is a great student, friend, and athlete. He always has a smile on his face and enters class each day ready to learn. Brycen always puts his best foot forward, he is not afraid to ask questions, and he genuinely has an interest in learning and a desire to do his very best. "He is respected by peers and teachers alike because he is kind, compassionate, and genuine. He puts the same energy into his studies in the classroom and on the soccer and basketball teams. He is an excellent example [...]

Meet the Class of 2021 — Brycen2021-06-01T11:00:08-05:00

Meet the Class of 2021 — Sabrina


Sabrina Babson College Major: Entrepreneurship Hometowns: Bridgeport and Foshan, China "Sabrina has come into her own and it’s been so gratifying to see. The biggest change in Sabrina is that she has found her spark and her drive. Year by year, her self-confidence has grown and it shows in the way she conducts herself in class. She speaks with a different tone and is willing to offer her opinion, but is respectful of others. She gives thoughtful and helpful constructive criticism. "A three-year member of the speech club, Sabrina has been the backbone of the club. Despite all the deadlines and [...]

Meet the Class of 2021 — Sabrina2021-05-31T11:00:27-05:00

Meet the Class of 2021 — Andrew


Andrew University of California, Berkeley Major: Biochemistry Hometown: The Loop "Truly an independent thinker and a planner, Andrew did his best as Student Council president to lead his classmates forward during these uncertain times. His ideas for the student body involved careful and creative planning. He continued to find ways to connect with students by coming up with the idea of the fall 'kickback event' and a Kahoot game. Andrew could be seen around campus as a good role model for his peers, connecting with them in person or via Zoom. "Always ready to express his viewpoint on just about any [...]

Meet the Class of 2021 — Andrew2021-05-30T11:00:39-05:00

Meet the Class of 2021 — Samuela


Samuela University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Major: Chemistry (Pre-Med) Minor: East Asian Studies Hometown: Kenwood & Hyde Park "It is truly my pleasure to have Samuela in my class for the past four years. As a member of the National Chinese Honor Society and the top student in all levels of Mandarin classes for all four years, her passion for learning the Chinese language and culture and her exemplary work ethic make me feel fortunate to have such a student in my teaching career. "I also feel fortunate to meet this young lady in my life because she has such a [...]

Meet the Class of 2021 — Samuela2021-05-29T11:00:15-05:00

Meet the Class of 2021 — Sherman


Sherman Penn State Harrisburg Hometown: Beijing, China "Sherman is his own man. He is an expert drone pilot, and has demonstrated that in Jones Bowl many times. He was integral on the robotics team, and is logical but can also think outside the proverbial box. "Sherman made the most of high school, also joining the baseball team. He quickly caught on to the sport's inane rules and was a sparkplug to the team when he got on base. Moreover, the copious provisions he brought for snacking on the bench led many of us to conclude Sherman would be an ideal partner [...]

Meet the Class of 2021 — Sherman2021-11-29T11:02:03-06:00

Meet the Class of 2021 — Adéniké


Adéniké Northern Illinois University Major: Speech-Language Pathology Hometown: Hyde Park "Ade is an intelligent, passionate, caring individual who brightens any room she enters. It has been my pleasure and such an honor to watch Ade come into her own and grow into a confident, young woman. Ade expresses herself in a way that promotes the well-being of others; she advocates for herself and others, and I know Ade will be an asset wherever she goes because of her concern for social justice and doing the right thing. "I will miss Ade’s smile, warmth, and wonderful sense of humor; however, I know [...]

Meet the Class of 2021 — Adéniké2021-11-29T11:02:30-06:00

Meet the Class of 2021 — Savannah


Savannah Spelman College Major: English Minor: Film Hometown: Beverly "Savannah is a creative, passionate, and caring individual. In addition to having the pleasure of having her in class for the past two years, Savannah has been an active member of the school newspaper. As a senior, Savannah took on the challenging role of being the senior editor for the newspaper. Savannah’s talent for writing and expressing herself in this medium is both inspiring and impressive. Savannah has even taken the initiative to publish her writing and I am so proud of her endeavors in this area. "I know Savannah will continue [...]

Meet the Class of 2021 — Savannah2021-11-29T11:02:47-06:00
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