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Allegra Berger

Allegra Berger

Elementary School: Amigos School
College: MIT
Major: Math or Physics
Career Aspiration: Scientist

Extra Curricula
Diving, Synchronized Swimming, Ceramics

Favorite Class at CRLS
I find math a very rewarding subject. With a math problem, I am able to use logic, and think in creative ways to try and come to a solution. Once I reach that solution there is the instant gratification of knowing that I did it correctly, unlike some history or English discussions where there is no right answer. Math allows for exploration and development of logic, while also being incredibly structured and always having set answers.

Favorite Teacher
Jon Baring-Gould. I have had Jon for six different semesters over the course of my four years, and he has always been an incredibly supportive and understanding teacher. In his ceramics classroom, Jon is able to create a space that encourages all of us to push our creativity to new levels while also giving off a feeling of calmness that is much needed during a stressful day.

What did you like most about CRLS? Why?
The teachers at CRLS are very supportive and make classrooms and the school as a whole, a very welcoming place. Teachers make an effort to connect with each individual student, and provide help whenever they see it is needed. I am always impressed by teachers’ ability to accommodate the wide range of interests and skill levels, and make classes interesting and manageable for everyone.

What is something people unfamiliar with CRLS should know about the school? Why? 
CRLS is an incredibly welcoming and supportive environment. Like any high school there are always a few instances where things go wrong, but as a whole it is a wonderful community to be a part of. The students are all very accepting and want their peers to succeed.

Advice to Incoming Freshmen
CRLS is a great school with incredible opportunities if you actively look for them. If you can establish strong relationships with your teachers and learn how to advocate for yourself, you will be able to take advantage of those opportunities, and all that CRLS has to offer.

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