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Jessica Rosner

CarterFor the first two years of my high school career, I could not stop feeling like a lost puppy trying to find her way home. In my ninth and tenth grade years, I felt like I did not belong, however the moment I stepped into SAS in the eleventh grade, I knew I was home. Whether it was the students, the teachers, or the classes, everything had felt like the perfect fit.

SAS has allowed me to grow as a person and as an intellectual. I can now say that whenever I see a movie, I always start to analyze its cinematography and accuracy (if adapted from a novel) because of my English teacher. I have been given the capacity to expand my knowledge and I will take that gift with me wherever I go.

It does not matter if I am in Massachusetts, Miami, or China, I will always look back on my time at SAS with a deep appreciation and wondrous happiness. I can now tell anyone who asks me what the Reconstruction era was all about because of my one of a kind history teacher; I can also tell the difference between a derivative and an integral because of my punctilious math teacher.

Before I had come to SAS I did not realize how much I enjoy being challenged. Juggling my high school classes with my many diverse college classes from History of the Holocaust to Chem 1 was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I now thrive at the chance to study hard so that I may feel accomplished when I receive an A. I will always take the opportunity to work hard and do well because of everything I have gained from my time at SAS.

I know that I have a long way to go before I reach my final destination, but I am just happy to say that School for Advanced Studies has been an amazing part of my journey.

Jessica Rosner
School for Advanced Studies, Class of 2016
Brandeis University, Class of 2018

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