Two of our many outstanding students were selected this summer by Moffly Media as top teens to watch in Fairfield County.
Junior Annabel Roth appeared in the this month's Westport/Weston & Wilton Magazine, where she shared her goals, interests, and dreams for the future. An academic standout at GFA, Roth told reporters about her experiences this summer interning at Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine researching ovarian cancer stem cells and infantile myofibromatosis (IMF) alongside Dr. Ying Chen.
More than just an academic, Roth shared with Moffly what we've known about her all along: she is also an artist, athlete, expert pumpkin bread-baker (just ask her coaches and teachers), and student of the world. "Being part of GFA's Komera Club, I feel a connection to ... three Rwandan scholars whose education we fund. From our small school in Westport, we found a way to help advance girls' education on another continent," she told Westport/Weston & Wilton Magazine.
Sam Stuart '18 is a current freshman at New York University and aspiring journalist, he told Fairfield Living Magazine. A varsity wrestling and baseball powerhouse at GFA, Stuart explained how he found many connections between athletics and academics. "They've taught me about grit, teamwork, and humility," he said.
Stuart has also dedicated his summers to volunteering at a Native American reservation in South Dakota, where, he told reporters, he has learned to "appreciate cultures different than mine and to appreciate the privilege I was born with." He incorporated these experiences into a 25-page Global Studies thesis last year, based on a year-long study and analysis of the education system on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Learn more about the many facets of these well-rounded students by grabbing the Sept/Oct issue of Fairfield Living Magazine and Westport/Weston & Wilton Magazine, on local newsstands now.
(Photo credit: Kyle Norton)