"Confidence and Independence"
Coming to Clairbourn has been one of the best decisions of my life, and I am happy and grateful to call Clairbourn my second home. Clairbourn is unlike any other school that I have attended because Clairbourn provided me with a stellar education. It welcomed me with open arms, and gave me every opportunity possible to succeed. Clairbourn will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Coming from a public school, I thought that I would have nothing in common and would not be as smart as my peers. But the transition to Clairbourn was manageable with the help of my two amazing 5th grade teachers who welcomed me into the Clairbourn family as if I had been a student here since Junior Pre-K. From getting to know my teachers, to figuring out who my friends would be, to becoming familiar with all of the opportunities that Clairbourn had to offer, it was a lot to take in and a lot to balance out. With the guidance and support from all my teachers, I was able to start gaining confidence and independence.
Seventh grade allowed me to grow and develop as a student and as an individual. I began to understand that mistakes are a necessity in life and they are very vital in one’s growth. I mention this because, if you know me, then you know that I love to perfect everything that I do. Seventh grade opened my eyes to see things as they are. Everything in life is earned.
My eighth grade year is by far the best year of my Clairbourn experience. Highlights include the Winnie the Pooh play and Pali. I decided to audition for the role of Kanga in Winnie the Pooh, and soon, I realized that I loved standing in front of a crowd, entertaining them, and making them laugh. Acting brought out a different side of me, a performing arts side, which I never knew I had.
I would like to express my gratitude by giving thanks to the Clairbourn community…every one of you prepared me for high school, and now, I am confident that I will be ready for the rigorous curriculum and any challenges along the way