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Bio

Name: Sierra
Graduation Year: 2020
Middle School: Rooftop Alternative School
Hometown/Neighborhood: Inner Sunset
Athletics/Activities: Drama Production

Why did you choose to attend The Bay School?
On my visits to Bay, everyone was so welcoming and seemed so excited to see me even when I was just visiting the school. Also, my mom told me when I was trying to make the decision about which school to go to that I always left Bay visits, open houses, and DEI nights with a smile on my face.

What has been your favorite class taken at Bay?
I really enjoyed Humanities 2 . I've always been a math and science person, but Ms. Wagner changed my whole perspective while we were learning about the three Abrahamic religions. I've never been religious, so it was very interesting for me to read holy texts in class and compare them through writing assignments. Ms. Wagner made this class so incredible because she understood what she was teaching and was excited about the topic so that the entire class was excited too.

What is your favorite part of the Bay community?
I think that what makes the Bay community so special is that everyone is so different and there are so many people with different interests, but the community is so cohesive. Also, students and teachers are all so welcoming, inclusive, and supportive. I think that Bay's focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion also makes Bay so special. Lots of schools say that they make a point of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, but Bay does a really good job of putting that to action.

What has been your most memorable experience at Bay?
I think that my favorite times at Bay have been when I'm hanging out with my friends, just laughing at nonsense jokes and not making any sense.
 
What is one thing you have learned about yourself, and how has Bay helped you discover that?
I've learned that it's super important to be genuine. It's important to make friends that like to hang out with you despite your quirkiness and become friends with people that you like to hang out with too. Be crazy and funny with your friends because it's more fun to do that than to not have a sense of humor.
 
What advice would you give to prospective students who are considering Bay?
Everything is going to work out. Even though the process is stressful and there are so many people telling you to choose certain schools,  you will end up at the right school. The most important thing to consider during the process is that you need to make decisions for yourself, and your family and friends will support what you choose.