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 Tomás de Athayde. Tomás has been a proud member of the EAB Community for a total of three years.
Tomás has consistently impressed his teachers and peers with the breadth and depth of his knowledge. This was always evident in class discussions. It was also on display during his many speeches during MUN conferences. Indeed, his favourite memory is winning "the Best Delegate award while attending BSBMUN". He recalls the "whole conference (as) memorable" but the award was what clinched this as his "favourite memory at EAB". Anyone who witnessed him in action during that conference will also remember it well.
Throughout his career at EAB, it was his participation in MUN that gave him the greatest feeling of pride. He is particularly proud of having earned a place on the leadership team, which he describes as a "privilege". Ms Gracinha is "grateful for (his) contribution as a leader and member of MUN"; she also wishes him the best "in his future particularly is (he) is going to follow diplomacy" which she considers "so necessary in our days".
Tomás will miss the comfortable EAB atmosphere, which he found as he studied at EAB. His teachers will miss "his strong personality" and believe his resilience will "take him far in the future".
He would like to thank his parents for the "support and love" they have offered his "entire life". He would also like to thank his "teachers for dedicating themselves" to teaching him and his peers. Tomás would like to offer his thanks to his Flex Leader, Ms Corcoran, "for all the help" she has given him over the two years they worked together.
EAB would like to thank Tomás for elevating the intellectual debate among his peers, for his honesty and for his commitment to MUN. We are sure that wherever life takes him, be that Dartmouth, Edinburgh or the United Nations, Tomás will thrive.