Students Participate in Broad Range of Activities After School
November 8, 2019
Lilian Anderson ‘20: Theater
Lilian Anderson ’20 is part of the fall play, titled The Dining Room. She has rehearsal for a couple hours per day currently, and the two weeks prior to the play she has rehearsal for two and a half hours. She describes the play saying “it’s a really weird play because it takes place in one room the whole play. And it has 57 characters in it. So I have four parts.” When rehearsing in the Middle School MPAC, the cast and crew practice from 6:30 p.m-9:00 p.m at night, resulting in long hours with more limited time for homework. To counteract her reduced free time, Anderson says she is able to do homework before play practice and her love of the play makes the added stress worth it. Be on the lookout for tickets to the upcoming shows on November 22, November 23, and November 24.
Jack Standish ’20: Jobs
Jack Standish ’20 works as a host at Lagos Tacos five days a week. His responsibilities include seating customers, running food, cleaning dishes, and more. Standish usually starts work at 4:30 p.m and gets home at 8:30 p.m or 9:00 p.m. Standish tries to complete his homework during his free blocks and meets with teachers regularly to make sure he is caught up and understanding the material. Working five days a week along with schoolwork poses a challenge, but Standish has been able to balance his busy schedules through experience, time management, and hard work.
Jake Svenddal ’22: Sports
Jake Svenddal ’22 plays on the Boys’ Hockey team. Last year, he was on swing line, meaning he played in both JV and Varsity games. Svenddal would practice with Varsity daily, either at 3:45-5:15 p.m or 5:30-7:00 p.m. Additionally, he says the hockey team has workouts, film sessions, and yoga, which can add up to an hour of additional off-ice work per day. In order to make sure he finishes all his homework, he works during free block and makes a list of his assignments in order to stay focused on the work he has to do. Svenddal also says that “gamedays are very hard because we spend a lot more time at the rink getting prepared. We get to the rink at 4:00 p.m and leave at 9:30 p.m on gamedays.”