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Célébré en Français

I was recently honored with two recognitions for my advancements in French, the first being my induction into the French Honor Society at Harvard-Westlake, and the second being my acception … Continue Reading →


CDB Seminar 2016

This year’s annual IEA-sponsored CDB seminar was, if anything, a social experience. It was more focused on inter-scholar relationships being formed than anything else, and maybe that is because the … Continue Reading →


Le Grand Concours

This past Thursday, I took a national French Exam my teacher recommended I take, called Le Grand Concours. It consisted half of listening comprehension and half of reading comprehension. I … Continue Reading →


Unconventional Leadership Conference 2016

This past Saturday, I attended a recently-founded conference hosted by Harvard-Westlake titled the “UnConvention: A Conference for Emerging Leaders.” There were approximately 50 students there from several different private schools in … Continue Reading →


Finishing Up the #WLD Social Campaign

For the past couple weeks, I have been posting daily pictures (and 1 video) on Instagram in order to raise awareness of World Literacy Day that took place on September … Continue Reading →


My #WorldLiteracyDay Social Campaign

A few months ago, a representative from the organization Pencils of Promise (POP) named Hannah Denitz reached out to me via e-mail, and we communicated over the course of a … Continue Reading →

My coach Bryan Scott and I hanging out during a break.

Coach is Just Another Word for Friend

Until I was about ten years old, I was a multi-sport kid. I had played every mainstream American sport that I could, for my parents figured it would be prudent … Continue Reading →


Assistant Coaching at Summer Camp

At the start of this summer, when I was figuring out what my plans were going to be, the idea came into my mind to get a summer job—my first … Continue Reading →


Pencils of Promise Leadership Council

About two weeks ago, I received a personalized e-mail from a Ms. Hannah Denitz, a representative of the non-profit organization I’ve been most primarily involved with for the past few … Continue Reading →


Waving Goodbye to Card Tricks for a Cause

Today, May 24, 2015, after several months of performing card tricks on the weekends for charity tips, I have completed my goal for Pencils of Promise (www.pencilsofpromise.org) fundraising. I have … Continue Reading →