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 Duda Bulhões.
Duda has been a proud and dedicated member of the EAB Community since arriving on campus as a four year old. She has been part of campus life with the Seniors her entire life; she feels she will miss EAB "because she was in a place she could find comfort when she needed" with "friends or a teacher". At EAB, Duda always "had someone she talk to whenever she felt stressed or overwhelmed". She is proudest of her evolution in the IB Arts program" because "it really helped her express her emotions" as well as helping her "open up about her feelings and improve as a person". Duda will never forget EAB because she met "so many people that will really leave an impact on her life" who she "will never forget about". Her spontaneity and the joy she took from her hobbies is admirable.
Her teachers also admire Duda for her capacity to talk about her feelings, her beliefs and her passion for creativity. Dr Sherdan will particularly remember Duda's "artistic expression", seeing that Duda "serves as an example of being yourself and being proud of yourself". Ms Luciana shares this sentiment, saying that having Duda as a student helped her to "see so many of the beauties in life" through Duda's eyes. Calling Duda "an enchanting girl" who is "full of thoughts", Ms Luciana knows that Duda's voice can "transform minds". Ms Gracinha will also miss Duda"s expression "of her feelings" at the start of lessons.
Duda would like to thank her friendship group because they "really helped her have the best time possible at EAB". She also thanks her parents for their support, both during her time at EAB and supporting her "career choice as an animator". Duda kindly thanks "all her teachers who helped her get where she is today".
Duda's next step is a long one as she will move to Japan in December "to spend a semester studying Japanese at Shibuya". She hopes this will help her create "the best possible portfolio for university" as well as allowing her to "mature as a person". We wish you fortune as you take these brave steps towards achieving your dreams, Duda.