Class of 2017
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October 17, 2016
I ultimately decided to attend GSSM because of the availability of the art room here, and the freedom with which we can use it.
Before I came here, art was one of my favorite pastimes, and I loved to keep sketchbooks and paint after school. However, as a high schooler, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do one day; I just knew I didn’t want to forfeit some of my passions to pursue only one. It was this thinking that led me to come to GSSM, where I knew there was an art room for students to use whenever we wanted throughout the day, as well as engineering classrooms with 3D printers and biology labs with advanced microscopes.
Now, not only can I take rigorous classes in Physics and Calculus, but still pursue what I love doing outside of the classroom. I can even tie my classes and art together here by drawing out complex concepts and diagrams for projects or to help me study. In addition, one of my favorite things to do during my junior year was to come to the art room after a long day of class and work until dinner; it always made me feel better when I was stressed, and is still a constant comfort for me here.