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Student Spotlight: Sebastian from DC

Student Spotlight: Sebastian from DC

"I learned how to be a better public speaker, how to better articulate my own thoughts in an effective way, and generally, how to be more comfortable sharing my own opinions while still valuing others’ views." —Sebastian from D.C.

For Sebastian of Washington, D.C., Great Books is a place where his creativity flourishes. In fact, the talented 15-year-old was just given a Silver Key Award in the 2020 DC Metro Scholastic Writing Awards competition. He won the award for his short story, The No. 3 Bus, which he wrote during Great Books Writer’s Workshop at Amherst College last summer.

 

Student Spotlight | Indigo from CA

Student Spotlight | Indigo from CA

"If I had just one life lesson to encompass the four summers I have spent at Great Books, it would be that the challenging path is the one worth taking." - Indigo from CA

Giving a TED Talk is the goal of a lifetime for some people, but it requires a certain bravery to put yourself out there! For Great Books camper Indigo, a 10th-grade student in California, it was an exciting opportunity to try something new. Her topic,  Technology, Teens, and Taking Responsibility, details why she prefers using a flip phone in today's high-tech world.

This multi-faceted teenager isn't afraid of a challenge. In fact, Indigo says she embraced the joys of risk-taking at Great Books. "If I had just one life lesson to encompass the four summers I have spent at Great Books, it would be that the challenging path is the one worth taking," she said.

 

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