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Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker Emily Wasley (’00) progresses from ASL to career in environmental policy

Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker Emily Wasley (’00) progresses from ASL to career in environmental policy

Zarina Choudhari Stewart Staff Writer

Emily Wasley (’00) will be the commencement speaker at High School Graduation on June 8. Wasley is excited to be standing with the Class of 2019 and “the students of the future.” Like many students at ASL, Wasley grew up in London, despite keeping her heavy American accent. Wasley’s parents taught at the school before she was old enough to attend classes. “My mom tells this really funny story of my first day of kindergarten where I got into really big trouble because I [redirected my class],” she said. “I was so excited; [I thought] ‘Oh, this is my home I know where to go!’ and I didn’t tell the teacher and all of a sudden all of her students were gone.”

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Learning Specialist Heather Statz shares her favorite high school memory

Learning Specialist Heather Statz shares her favorite high school memory

Anastasia Ruimy Staff Writer

In a recurring online exclusive, Standard staff sit down with High School teachers to hear about their favorite high school memories.

In this edition, Staff Writer Anastasia Ruimy sits down with HS Learning Specialist Heather Statz. Statz recalls a 3-week exchange program to Austria she participated in, and the drastic difference in social cues between the Austrian culture compared to her American culture. 

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Finding the balance between benefitting one’s wellbeing and college ranking

Finding the balance between benefitting one’s wellbeing and college ranking

Anastasia Ruimy Staff Writer

As college admission emails are slowly flowing through the inboxes of seniors, some reflect on how they’ve made their decision on where to apply and ultimately attend. On the spectrum of picking colleges based on school ranking to picking colleges based on the consideration of one’s well-being, students fell anywhere. (more…)

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