A Darlington student is made up of many things. None of which is average. We help our students develop their interests, passions and pursuits, because we believe every individual has something to contribute. We also believe that only when you're 100% you, are you 100% Darlington.
Here at Darlington, every student’s path is different. We think that's a good thing.
In this #SeniorSpotlight get to know Angel Laramie, a three-year boarding student from Cumming, Ga., who is editor-in-chief of the Jabberwokk student yearbook and a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.
When you think of high school, what song comes to mind?
“Welcome to the Rock” from the “Come From Away” musical
What's your favorite show to binge on Netflix?
What house are you a member of?
What are you involved in at Darlington?
Book Club president, editor-in-chief of the Jabberwokk yearbook, content manager of The Inkslinger literary magazine, varsity soccer player, DarFarm member, Senior Ventures
If you play sports, who is your favorite coach and why?
Coach Shorey - Although he is my only coach, he always treats us with the utmost respect. He is able to simultaneously be incredibly supportive while demanding our 100%.
If you are involved in fine arts, what is your favorite activity and why?
I love to see the look on people's faces as they open their yearbook for the first time.
What's your favorite place on campus and why?
My favorite place is the McCallie-Kennedy Library. It is the quiet retreat I stay in during my free periods, and it has saved me several hundred dollars that I would have used to buy books at Barnes & Noble.
Who's your favorite teacher and why?
My favorite teachers are Ms. Merritt, Mr. Marshall and Coach Shorey. Ms. Merritt has helped me become more empathic toward others by showing everyone's story in the yearbook. Mr. Marshall developed my love for reading into a focused analysis of my books. Coach Shorey breaks math down to its very core and ensures that we truly understand the concepts instead of simply knowing how to complete problem sets.
What's your favorite thing about Darlington?
I adore the genuine concern each member of the community has for another. Never have I attended a school where everyone mattered so much.
Describe an experience that you've had at Darlington that you couldn't have had anywhere else.
I have never been to -- nor do I know of a school -- other than Darlington with anything close to RUMPUS (our annual, weekend-long competition between the dorms). I spent the entire weekend using my skills to contribute to a second place. It made me feel like I was essential to our success.
What are some of the ways you've grown since you first came to Darlington?
In the beginning of my sophomore year, I was incredibly insecure and was certain that others hated me as much as I was ashamed of myself. Over time, I've started to realize that it was my own insecurities holding me back. I'm now working on becoming even more confident in myself.
Where do you want to go to college and what is your dream job?
I have been accepted to UGA Honors and plan to attend. I hope to become a surgeon or ER doctor.
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