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Carolina Cariello

Carolina Cariello

These past two years at SAS have taught me more than my last 16. I came to SAS expecting rigorous coursework because, after all, who doesn't love a challenge. Little did I know I would be challenged every single day by both my professors and my peers. From questions involving politics, to advanced forms of calculus, to who your favorite Kardashian/Jenner is, SAS students truly expand past your average high school student spectrum. Finding solutions to these daunting questions was never impossible because at SAS everyone is willing to extend a hand. By the end of these two years, I have gained 105 new family members (SAS Kendall Senior Class).

The roller coaster that is SAS starts off just like any other roller coaster, on a sharp, slow incline. The twists, turns and loops that come after the gradual incline is what makes SAS unique. Every teacher here makes it a priority to provide tutoring hours. Not only are you able to boost your knowledge, but you'll be able to gain a close relationship with your teachers. The staff is loving and provides friendly smiles to make the trailer feel like a second home. They genuinely care about your well-being and success. The long sleepless nights fueled only by motivation and a lot of caffeine have made this roller coaster all the more worth it.

After these two years, I am still asked "What is SAS?" The simple answer is: it's a collegiate high school at Miami Dade College where students graduate with their Associates Degree before they get their high school diploma. The more complex one is: a school of intellectually curious individuals who are not scared of the future, instead they strive to, one day, shatter glass ceilings everywhere. SAS has been the best decision I have made thus far, and I am proud to always be a White Tiger.

Carolina Cariello
SAS Kendall Campus, Class of 2017
Georgia Tech University, Class of 2021

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