First-year student profile: Alwyn McLeod
RELEASED: November 21, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—What kind of person chooses Centre? For the past few years, we've profiled everyone from professors to staff members to seniors, and now it's time to focus on those who have been on campus for only a few months. Check the Centre Web site often as new first-year students share their exciting thoughts about being at Centre.
Name: Alwyn McLeod
Hometown: Dorchester, Mass.
High School Background: TechBoston Academy, a small technology pilot high school
Intended Major(s): Dramatic Arts
Intended Study Abroad: Centre-in-London or Centre-in-Strasbourg
Extracurricular activities: Centre Players, Ultimate Frisbee and DSU [Diversity Student Union]. I also work at Centre's Norton Center for the Arts as a valet attendant.
Classes: Introduction to Humanities, Foundations of Dramatic Literature, Introduction to Psychology, Mathematics in Our Society, and Health and Human Performance.
Favorite Class of the Fall '07 Term: Introduction to Humanities
Best Centre experience so far: Performing in the fall production of Still. Going Forward Backward
Retrospective thoughts on high school: My high school experience was pretty nice. Though my high school was good, I didn't really get a chance to learn as much as I was capable of, but I was able to become the person who I am now because of my experiences there.
Advice to high school seniors: Allow yourself to explore throughout your years in college. Take advantage of the opportunity you have to learn about things you want and never be afraid to push yourself to new and unknown peaks.
Why did you choose Centre: I chose Centre through the Posse Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships to liberal arts colleges for students in Boston, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., who display leadership in their high schools and inner-city neighborhoods. Centre College is one of their partner schools and is the one with the best theatre department, which is why I chose Centre.
What are you most looking forward to over the next four years at Centre:
I'm looking forward to continuing to meet wonderful people, getting involved in campus activities as much as possible, studying abroad and learning everything I can at such an impressive liberal arts college.
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