In the final weeks leading up to Graduation Day 2021, 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 2021 knows how much they have meant to this school and how proud we are of them. Today, the Senior in the spotlight is JP Nardes. JP has been a proud member of the EAB Community since before his "mother gave birth, he was writing CAS reflections on Womb Activities."
In his many years at EAB, his seventh grade trip to the Amazon was his most memorable event. He recalled the brutal murder of a two-foot long spider that was in his bathroom on his first night there. He will miss the days that he got to watch movies in class, and he recognizes that this is not likely to happen when he goes to college… unless he studies film. He is most proud of the short film that he made with Mr. Sweetman and Mr. Jones. Although it was not his best work, he found it a fun and rewarding project. JP would like to thank the maintenance team and janitors for making EAB so clean and organized. He notes their daily heartfelt greetings and friendly nods as one way that EAB feels like home.
Growth is a major characteristic of JP's time at EAB. One teacher noted, "Much has changed in six years. From being clueless to where his missing shoe might be to meticulously focused and impressive in his film/graphic design work, JP could be the poster child for extreme teenage development." JP's added maturity is also evident in one teacher's comment, "Our film conversations in the past two years have often felt more like colleagues than teacher/student," with another teacher noting, "One of my favorite students to teach—and then after teaching him, one of my favorite students to chat with in the hallway. He's one of a kind, never afraid to be different, and incredibly creative.
After EAB, JP intends to do something big, something grand. He has an issue of pursuing something that doesn't have impact or grandiosity. Whereas some might find fault with this line of thought, he sees this as dreaming above and beyond. He feels that this is necessary. We are all looking forward to JP's great cinematic and Tik Tok productions in the future.