As a faculty child, I have had the wonderful opportunity of being raised on the Mesa my entire life. Growing up here, I attended square dances, had students as babysitters, and even went to Formal Dinner sometimes. But nothing prepared me for when I actually enrolled in the school itself. Suddenly, I was taking classes with kids from the Philippines, Chicago, New Jersey, China, Hawaii, and many other places around the world. I was studying and performing in the play Tartuffe with classmates and upperclassmen. I was learning Japanese in a class with a student to teacher ratio of 4 to 1. Now, as a senior I continue to do these same things and many other cool activities and hobbies that I have picked up along the way. I am currently participating in a production of Julius Caesar that the theater program is putting on this fall; I am a co-editor of the student-run school newspaper, El Batidor; and I am also excited to be a Teaching Assistant for the Human Development class of Sophomore Seminar. I am so very grateful to be a part of such a magical place.