"...Grace's Advice for Students....: “Don’t stay in a situation that isn’t working for you and just think, ‘Oh well... things can only get better.’ Actually, things can always get worse, too. If you don’t try and change your situation, there’s no reward. Put in the effort and get to the other side knowing you are more powerful than you thought you were. You have to make a choice to make things better in your life. Fate holds no guarantees. Take matters into your own hands.”
"....Academically speaking, Grace’s adjustment to Lawrence went fairly smoothly. She credits her teachers for taking their time to truly understand her: “When I came to Lawrence, teachers didn’t automatically ‘get’ me, but they were willing to learn, understand and respect that I am a unique person with a unique learning style.”
Socially, it took Grace a little longer to feel comfortable, but she has gained lots of confidence, particularly in the past two years. “Participating in both theater and soccer gave me the opportunity to experiment with who I could be, and helped me gain confidence.”
Currently, Grace is earning college credit by taking English Composition II and Analytic Geometry/Calculus I at the University of Akron. She plans to attend college next fall, and is currently considering both Cornell University and the University of California at Davis. She isn’t entirely sure what career she eventually wants to pursue, but she does know that she wants to use her strengths in mathematics and science to help animals in some capacity. This will most likely be recognized in a career in veterinary medicine or zoology.
Grace’s mom sums up her Lawrence experience by saying, “Grace continues to excel at and beyond her potential. She hasn’t just received enough of an education at Lawrence School. She’s received more....."