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Benjamin Surrette

Ben Surrette
Elementary School: Robert Goddard School of Science and Technology
College: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Major: Early Childhood Education
Career Aspiration: Teacher or Social work

Extra Curricula
Modern Dance Company and Mentoring

Favorite Class at CRLS
I find history to be really interesting, especially when it directly impacts where we are today.

Favorite Teacher
Ms. Bannon. When I took her class, I really felt like I could be a good writer, and like the work I was doing was important. She was always excited to teach each new topic to the class.

What are some of the out-of-school time (OST) programs that you participated in between grades 6 - 12?
I’m part of the Outreach program as a part of the Foster system.

How did being enrolled in any OST program(s) contribute to your success in and out of high school?
It helped me to get a better grasp on my life after high school and create a clear path for me to follow with support systems along the way.

What did you like most about CRLS? Why?
Falcon Pride Day, I went every single year, and every year I remember going from activity to activity, excited to be at school, and laughing out loud (probably a bit too obnoxiously) with my friends.

What is something people unfamiliar with CRLS should know about the school? Why? 
There so many opportunities past the regular Math, English, History, and Science. There are so many different choice working each subject and beyond, and I’ve been able to take classes I wouldn’t have thought twice about had I gone to a different school.

Advice to Incoming Freshmen
Focus on yourself. You are your own person, always make sure that you’re putting yourself and your own priorities first. Utilize the Teen Health Center, they are there to help you!

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