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Cynthia Dillon

Cynthia Dillon

My experience at SAS has embodied the true definition of a roller coaster experience, and before entering SAS, I never would have thought a roller coaster experience could be pleasant. Through countless difficulties and failures, the sincerely compassionate, kind, and admirable staff and student body at SAS inspired me to continue trying, and eventually to succeed. I have yet to encounter another high school with a community so enhancing and strengthening as that of SAS. The counselors and teachers make the students believe in themselves and inspire them to find something they feel as passionate for as they do about teaching. Going to SAS has honestly been the best decision of my life. It has taught me the real value of a powerful support system and has transformed me into the type of person I could only dream of being before.

As I look back and reflect on the years I have spent as a White Tiger, I compare the Cynthia that entered SAS with the one soon graduating, and I realize that the loving SAS community has shaped me into a stronger, more confident, more aware, and more involved student and citizen. In a way like no other, this school pushes its students to play an active role in the development of their school environment as well as the betterment of their community. Whether it’s through its plethora of student clubs and organizations or its student internship program, SAS emphasizes the importance of young people’s contributions to the world. In doing so, it not only ensures that students are a part of something greater than their own interests, but it also inspires them to truly believe that they have the power as individuals to stimulate a far-reaching change in the world.

SAS has motivated me, as well as my classmates, to use the priceless education and real-world training acquired there to develop a fervent passion for something that can make the world a better place. Whether a student is interested in the sciences, arts, engineering, or languages, SAS has something for everyone; it is a truly enriching and rewarding community that treasures the unique qualities in each individual. SAS fosters the development of the leaders of the world to come: students who will dedicate their life to making a difference, who will ensure the world’s achievement alongside their own, and who will forever honor what it means to be a SAS White Tiger.

Cynthia Dillon
SAS Homestead Campus, Class of 2017
Florida International University, Class of 2019

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