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Emily Sam '21

Something that I've learned about Flintridge Sacred Heart is that everyone here strives to embrace her genuine self and find their voice by showing honesty.

What clubs, organizations, sports, service projects, etc. are you involved in?

I'm on the leadership team for the Tologs Tech Team. I'm also a member of the Science and Environment Club, the Sustainability Committee, Code Crew, and Vex Robotics. I also play Violin I in Music Ensemble. 

What is your favorite spot on campus and why?

My favorite spot on campus is the Octagon. I like to visit the Octagon when I feel like I need a breath of fresh air or I just want to enjoy the incredible view. It is especially wonderful there early in the morning. 

What is your career aspiration?

I'm hoping to pursue computer science and/or business.

What's your proudest accomplishment so far?

My proudest accomplishment so far is becoming concertmistress for the PYSO (Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra) Symphony last year. It is such an honor, and it definitely showed my growth as a musician over all the years I've been involved with the orchestra!

What three words describe you?

Courageous, hardworking, compassionate 

What's your favorite class at Flintridge Sacred Heart and why?

My favorite class at Flintridge Sacred Heart has to be AP Environmental Science. Although it is challenging at times, it never fails to open my eyes to our world's environmental issues such as global climate change. I love the class because I can learn to apply many concepts to my own life and question what I can do in my community in terms of conserving this delicate planet through sustainable living.

What do you love about Flintridge Sacred Heart?

The community is what I've loved about Flintridge Sacred Heart from when I first applied here to now. All the teachers are incredibly supportive, kind, and here to help at any minute of every day. I love the girls here too, because we know we are all on this roller coaster called high school together and are here to support one another when we fall or succeed.

What advice do you have for someone applying to Flintridge Sacred Heart?

Just be yourself. Something that I've learned about Flintridge Sacred Heart is that everyone here strives to embrace her genuine self and find their voice by showing honesty. Show that you are open to adding your unique gifts when you get here on the Hill!

What do you do for fun?

I like to play violin, read, watch documentaries and TedTalks, reflect, and talk with my family.

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