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Grace Mackessy '17

Gold Key Co-President

Journey to CSG

I came to CSG my freshman year after attending St. Catharine, a private Catholic school in Columbus. My sister Julia came to CSG before me, and she loved it. However, I first became really interested when I visited the school in 8th grade. I immediately knew I wanted to go here, talking to the students and visiting the classes and eating the amazing CSG lunch. Although coming to a new school was nerve-racking, I soon felt very welcomed and accepted.

Extracurricular highlights

Every two years, the CSG lacrosse team goes to Disney for a week during spring break and plays at the ESPN World of Sports Center. I had tons of fun last year going to the amusement parks, playing lacrosse, and bonding with my teammates.

Favorite class at CSG

My favorite class at CSG is my AP Physics class, partially because I really like physics but mostly because of my teacher, Dr. Sweeney. He makes the class fun and we laugh a lot, but we also move through the material quickly and learn a lot as we go.

SPECIAL FACULTY/STAFF
AT CSG AND WHY

I started to develop a close relationship with one of my teachers, Ms. Miranda, during my independent study in the Writing Center last year. Ms. Miranda taught me how to become a peer editor for my classmates visiting the Writing Center and, as a result, taught me how to become a better writer myself. I owe a lot of my fundamental writing abilities to her, and I’m really grateful she was my teacher.

Favorite CSG tradition

My favorite CSG tradition is Holiday Dinner, an event the entire Upper School attends right after midterm exams end. We all dress up and celebrate the end of first semester and the holidays with our friends. The seniors wear long formal gowns and are honored through various speeches and a video at the end of the night. It has always been a very special tradition for me, and I’m excited for my last Holiday Dinner as a senior.

Current Netflix binge

Gilmore Girls

Favorite CSG lunch

Pesto-encrusted salmon and sweet potatoes

Best part about an all-girls environment

The best part about an all-girls environment for me is being able to participate in class. I was a very shy freshman, but my first experience giving a presentation was very positive, with the girls smiling and nodding their heads as I spoke. With their support, I have learned to contribute to our class discussions and express my own thoughts and opinions much more easily.

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