Sydney Anderson, ‘21
Journey to CSG
My journey to CSG all started in 7th grade, when my mom suggested we go to CSG’s Open House. Not knowing what to expect, we toured, and I fell in love immediately. The one thing that I kept thinking about was how everything was so bright. From the windows, to the bright paint colors and even the bright personalities of the students, CSG seemed like the place that I would soon come to call home. In 8th grade, I shadowed, toured again, and formally applied. It was one of the biggest decisions in my life so far, and I couldn’t have chosen better.
I’ve been a part of our vocal ensemble, The Grace Notes, for 3 years now and got to sing at Carnegie Hall. It was an absolutely incredible experience. I also had the privilege to be chosen to be Jane Eyre in CSG’s production of Jane Eyre, the Musical my sophomore year. I have so many wonderful memories from the show!
Favorite class at CSG
Human Anatomy and Physiology is a really fun and interesting class. Everything from learning about bones, the brain, and different diseases is so interesting!
SPECIAL PERSON (TEACHER/COACH/STAFF) AT CSG AND WHY
My college counselor, Ms. Priest has been phenomenal helping me through the college process. It is a very stressful time, but both of the counselors break it down into manageable tasks and really support the seniors through the difficulties of the application process. They’re both awesome!
Favorite CSG tradition
Graduation is such a wonderful time for not only the seniors, but all CSG students. Watching the seniors walk down the aisle in their white dresses is always breathtaking, especially since that will be the way that most of the girls remember the seniors. It is so unique and special for the seniors not to have just another cap and gown for graduation, but to have a white gown just for the occasion. Personally, I am way too excited to go shopping for mine!
Current Netflix binge
I’m flipping between Friends and the Office for some stress relief!
BEST PART OF AN ALL-GIRL ENVIRONMENT
With all-girls, it is super easy to not worry about appearances and keep it centered around academics. The drama levels also stay to an extreme minimum! We really do become like a family.
Favorite AFTER SCHOOL/LOCAL hangout
Zen-Cha has some of the best tea or food I’ve ever had, and a lot of CSG girls go there to grab a really yummy bite to eat.