In the final weeks leading up to Graduation Day 2020, EAB will celebrate each of its Seniors via the Senior Spotlight. Though many of the Senior Traditions cannot happen this year, the High School Faculty is committed to making sure each member of the Class of 2020 knows how much they have meant to this school and how proud we are of them. Today, the Senior in the spotlight is Carolina Telino.
Carol has been a proud member of the EAB Community since arriving on campus at the beginning of tenth grade. Although only on campus for three years, Carol has made a lot of memories, but her favorite focuses on "making friends with two girls that I met on my first day...By helping each other, we managed to adapt better to the school, maturing and growing together as students...even today, these girls have become my best friends." Carol is most proud of her growth as a person during her time at EAB, noting, "I feel proud of the person that EAB has made me. A victorious, courageous person, who knows that she is strong and able to overcome and conquer everything she wants." She is proud for taking a risk and participating in HL English, which allowed her to improve her way of expressing herself in that language, and she is proud of her journey in art, which allows her to create "increasingly meaningful projects...making me reflect on what impacts me as a person and what makes me who I am." As she leaves EAB, Carol will most miss the encouragement and support that she has gotten from the school in all areas of her life. She would like to thank her parents, who "have always supported me to remain strong and persistent, even in the most difficult times...and who made me join EAB, which wa part of a process of maturity and personal growth." She wants to thank her brilliant Portuguese teachers, Ms. Luciana and Ms. Vivian, "who always made me smile and who always made me feel very comfortable and welcomed."
Carol's teachers also recognized the tremendous growth that she has had over the past three years. Her IB Coordinator noted, "Watching Carolina grow in confidence throughout this year has been such a joy," while her Portuguese teacher commented, "I am proud of her determination to overcome obstacles. This high level of commitment will certainly bring her great accomplishments." Other teachers noted Carol's personal traits, with another Portuguese teacher commenting, "How great it has been to be able to work with someone like you: dedicated, generous, polite, respectful, responsible...the world needs people like you." In reflecting on EAB's Mission, perhaps the greatest compliment came from Carol's BSS teacher: "What a beautiful human being you are! You have grown so much since 10th grade...You are a perfect example of 'Learners inspiring learners'".
Moving forward, Carol plans to focus on her future, on transitioning to college, and on the next challenges that she will face in the new phase of her life. We know that Carol will continue to grow, continue to reflect, and continue to inspire others. We wish her nothing but the best!