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Meet Anna '19

Activities & Positions
I have been on the varsity girls’ basketball team for three years now, and have been a captain for two of them. I also played varsity girls’ lacrosse my freshman and sophomore year, and then opted for sports journalism in the spring of 2018 as its replacement. 
 
Favorite Club:
My favorite club is the chess club. I really enjoy playing against my different friends in matches every week, and of course, there are always great snacks!
 
Favorite Class:
My favorite class thus far has been English with Mr. Maurer. I love writing, reading, and analyzing literature, and the books we have read in Mr. Maurer’s class sparked so many interesting conversations and debates. One of the reasons I liked Mr. Maurer is because he always provided thought-provoking essay prompts. 
 
Favorite Shipley Memory:
When I think of Shipley my mind usually goes directly to basketball. I would say my best memory here was scoring my 1000th career point in a gym full of people I love! 
 
Most Valuable Lesson Learned: 
The most valuable lesson I’ve learned here at Shipley actually took me two years to learn and it’s to “always be yourself." Shipley has taught me to be comfortable in my own skin and always do what’s best for me, regardless of what other people think. 
 
Advice to New Students:
My advice would be to get involved! School is so much fun when you are supportive of your peers - whether it’s attending plays and sports games or joining clubs and running for student government. I would also recommend using free periods and study halls to get homework done, as time management is so important in high school! 
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