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Alexia Vignau

CarterPersonally, I value endeavors that challenge me.  Those which thrust me out of my comfort zone, and expose me to things that I never would have pursued on my own.  SAS was definitely that type of experience to me.  Looking back, it was a high intensity whirlwind of memories which included challenges, epiphanies, friendships and ultimately growth that leaves me whiplashed at how fast it transpired, yet craving more of the same excitement in my next steps in university.  Were there moments that were difficult?  Try juggling college finals, AP level classes and extra curricular activities.  However, the benefits I reaped are vast; and the stamina and preparation I have for my future university and my professional life down the line are unparalleled.

To be completely frank, what I think really put my experience at SAS over the edge were the people.  While I have attended this school, I have been exposed to so many interesting people from all walks of life who have been interested in investing in me at a personal level.  From my MDC college classes to SAS high school classes, I was never simply a face in the crowd.  My high school teachers tirelessly put effort into tutoring, and giving of their own time to ensure my success; as well as composed an overall incredibly loving staff that made entering the trailer feel like home.  Not only are they great at what they do, their love of their subject inevitably shines through in their teaching.  Also, because of the fact that I was able to take advantage of college staff, I was able to soak up knowledge from professionals that are acclaimed and are experienced in their field.  For instance, my Anatomy professor was a medical doctor and my Ensemble professor was a PhD level composer and virtuoso. What regular high school will offer such a wide array of classes with teachers who are so qualified and passionate?

I am proud of how much I have grown intellectually and emotionally at SAS; but ultimately I am proud to be part of such an amazing group of people and to be called a White Tiger.

Alexia Vignau
SAS Kendall Class of 2017
University of Miami Class of 2019

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