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Team Photo   Ariella Kirsch
Hawken School, Gates Mills, OH

I like playing tennis, playing the piano, reading, and just being with my friends.

Policy debate, tennis team, peer tutor, student tour guide.

National Merit Scholarship recipient, Cum Laude Society, Physics Bowl regional award, Phi Beta Kappa award, Case Club of Cleveland Michelson-Morley Award

I was born in Pittsburgh but I’ve lived in Cleveland almost my entire life. I have four younger siblings, Elana (9th grade), Noah and Yoni (7th) and Zachary (4th). I went to a small Jewish day school, which was a lot of fun. I came to Hawken in ninth grade. It was very different and more challenging. It’s been a fun four years and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve had some amazing teachers and I really appreciate everything they’ve done for me. About me, I like to read a lot- fiction, non-fiction, the newspaper and the daily comics. Next week I’m going to start working on Sherrod Brown’s campaign for senate (If you live in Ohio, you should vote for him!). That should be fun. I work at Sears part-time, and other than that, I just like being with my friends. I like art, too. I guess I’m coming to the camp because I like physics and new experiences. I think modern topics are really exciting and I like learning about practical applications. I think the camp will be fun and I’ll get to learn a lot. I’m pretty sure I’ll be going to Brown next year. I find writing about myself kind of awkward, so sorry about that. Thanks Mr. Shurtz!