Freshman Arianna Alvarez joins Guilford ABC from Bronx, NY. She describes her middle school as having some caring teachers, especially her 8th grade humanities teacher, but others were less challenging. Very focused on a good high school education, she explored several options among public school and private school programs. Her guidance counselor suggested ABC and Arianna got involved right away. She expects to put a lot into her high school education and believes she will get a lot out of it.
Arianna is interested in math and science, especially astronomy and engineering. She is a member of the Math Team, Women in Science Club and Interact.
Freshman Leslie Camarena, also from the Bronx, was already familiar with the ABC program; her brother graduated from an ABC program in Massachusetts. Leslie also took advantage of middle school programs in Stony Brook, LI and NYC. Even with these experiences, moving to Guilford has presented a lot of firsts. GHS is bigger and better equipped than her previous schools and, having attended several schools, it’s a change to be with classmates who have known each other since grade school. On making the move, Leslie says, “it seems impossible till you do it.”
At GHS, Leslie is focusing on math and science. She is a member of the Interact club. Her career interests lie in the medical field, in particular facial reconstruction.