Wow, Time has really flown by! I have lots of new news to share and I'll be sure to update you all more thoroughly later, but I am now a high school graduate! I graduated 8am June 11, 2011 and have committed to attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the main school of the UNC system, also known as Carolina. The university is recognized as the oldest public university in the US and is a 4 year liberal arts college with about 19,000 undergrads. I'll be living on the campus there in a few months and pursuing a tentative major in the biological/psychological/medical sciences realm, but photography will hopefully remain a big passion of mine throughout.
Anyways, this is a friend of mine, Renu, who will also be attending UNC-CH with me. I think the thing that has made high school most critical in my development as a person was my friends. Though I had some wonderful teachers and was given the opportunity to complete the academically rigorous IB diploma programme, I've been inspired most by the diversity and different perspectives that my friends have shared with me. I have friends born in different countries, who speak different languages, and practice different religions. I have friends interested in becoming history teachers, friends interested in the sciences, like me, and friends interested in becoming writers, like Renu. They've all been able to show me something new and support me through this wild ride. So, thanks to you all--especially to those who care so much that they follow my flickr :P!