'What's My Day Like?' Welcomes Selah '13
March 8, 2012
Jumping forcefully through the air, one leg parallel to the floor and the other tucked tightly, is a feat most of us can't pull off. It's almost like breathing for Selah, an accomplished dancer and choreographer, and one of the latest additions to the "What's My Day Like?" profiles on http://www.exeter.edu/.
"I love this school. It offers amazing opportunities," says Selah, an upper, as she starts her day in U.S. History class, where she relishes the ability to "figure out what's happening by exploring the topic with classmates and with the guidance of your teacher." Next, she's in English class, loving The Great Gatsby. From there she spends a period at Exeter's Harris Family Children's Center, where she finds joy and relaxation working with kindergartners.
After a quick break with dorm mates, she's off to lunch at Wetherell Dining Hall, where she does a bit of homework with friends. "Friendships you make here are so much stronger than the friends you have at a regular school," Selah observes.
In the afternoon, Selah vaults off with French, where this winner of the French prize enjoys discussing Antigone and dreams of eating Nutella crêpes in Paris. Next, Biology, where she and classmates enjoy the teacher's penchant for jokes and funny YouTube videos about the Krebs Cycle. "I had heard that Biology would be very hard," she says, "but I love it. The labs are fantastic." Then on to her passion – dance – where she's learning the Horton dance method and practicing her latest choreography: Black and Gold.
Selah's busy day ends with one final academic class – math – where she and her friend Okunlola solve problems at the board with broad smiles. Then she's off to dinner, followed by a meeting of the PEAN – Exeter's Yearbook – where she likes "being able to put memories together" for her friends.
For Selah, who was unable to visit campus until after she had been offered admission, the "What's My Day Like?" profiles on http://www.exeter.edu/ were the first concrete sense she had of Exeter. She remembers scouring them over and over to get details on the school and programs, starting with the younger students, then moving onto uppers and seniors. "It was very helpful to see how your day is going to be…There's such a wide variety of kids."
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— Nicole Pellaton