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Julia Lee

Julia Lee

I have dreamt about attending SAS since middle school when they first visited my school to talk to us about a way one would be able to graduate with an Associates of Arts degree along with a high school diploma.

It did not seem fathomable yet it was a challenge I was willing to take. During the first two years of high school, I realized that not everyone viewed school the same way I viewed it. For me, attending school was a blessing, and I wasn’t sure if I was surrounding myself with the right people. I wanted my peers to have the same amount of motivation towards school as I did but I felt different around them.

When I transferred to SAS, I immediately saw a difference in the attitudes of my classmates which made me more confident in being myself. Students around me were excited about their studies, passionate about their aspirations, and encouraging towards one another. Every person I met motivated me in accomplishing my goals and throughout the struggles of a packed schedule, we were all there for each other. Despite the late nights of endless amounts of homework and studying for both high school and college classes, I was able to get through it because of the friends and teachers who were right by my side the whole time.

The relationships that I made at SAS are ones I know will go beyond graduation and I am proud of all of my peers as they continue their successful future endeavors. The experience that SAS has gifted me is something that I would not have been able to get from any other high school. It is a preview of how college will really operate and heading off to a new state for higher education does not seem intimidating to me anymore. I am excited to continue striving to achieve my dreams and I thank SAS for helping me realize that I truly am capable of doing anything and everything.

Julia Lee
SAS Kendall Campus, Class of 2017
University of Virginia, Class of 2021

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