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Name: Romeo
Graduation Year: 2019
Middle School: The Presidio Hill School
Hometown/Neighborhood: Ocean View, San Francisco
Athletics/Activities: Volleyball & Drama Production


Why did you choose to attend The Bay School?
I chose to attend Bay for its wonderful community, amazing teachers + classes, and open minded community.


What has been your favorite class taken at Bay?
Native American Literature has been my favorite class at Bay because it allowed not only me, but the people around me as well, to really open up and discover themselves through the work that we did. I enjoyed ever second of that class and cannot express how grateful I am to have taken it.

What is your favorite part of the Bay community?
The open and cohesiveness of the whole school. 
What has been you most memorable experience at Bay?
The amount of support I received on opening night of my first Bay School theatre production. It was all so overwhelming and so it was reassuring+refreshing to know I had people rooting for me.

How has Bay prepared you for college and life beyond? 
Bay has taught me how to take opportunities and not miss out on the possibilities of 'what could be'. I've learned (and am still learning) how to accept and welcome change. I feel like in the academic sense, I've been come to understand that along with the countless things I've learned in a classroom setting, I have ultimately learned how to "learn". Taking charge on my own to research, interview, ask (people), and practice. All so that I can learn, understand, and possibly even teach/explain certain things to other people.

What advice would you give to prospective students who are considering Bay?
Don't be afraid of change. Bay is a place where you can be, and are encouraged to be your whole self. Where you are encouraged to follow what you love, and to also challenge yourself and try new things at the same time. The challenges you face at Bay are looked at as opportunities for growth, and whether you succeed or not is just as important as what you end up learning in the end.