Freshmen Esmeralda Romo and Smita Sikaria talk about Romo's move to SCDS.

New student Esmeralda Romo likes math, dislikes ‘Sharknado’

Esmeralda Romo is a new freshman  who came from Language Academy in Sacramento. She was a Breakthrough student  in her summers after sixth and eighth grade, so she is familiar with the campus. She decided to come to Country Day because Language Academy does not offer a high school, and SCDS was highly recommended to her.

Q: How did you hear about SCDS?

A: Through Breakthrough, I had applied to Rio Americano, West Campus and here. I decided to come here because I’m used to going to a small school, and it has a stronger program than the other schools.

Q: What are the differences between Language Academy and SCDS?

A: SCDS has kindergarten through 12th, but my school was only  4th to 8th. Most people spoke Spanish at my old school, but people speak many languages here.

Q: What was your first impression of SCDS?

A: I liked the positive vibe that it gave. When I came here to shadow the freshman class, a lot of the students were nice and welcoming.

Q:  I hear that you are in Spanish IV this year. Where did you learn to speak Spanish so well?

A: Spanish is my first language, so my parents and my grandma would speak Spanish to me.

Q: What did you do this summer?

A: This summer was pretty uneventful because I didn’t have Breakthrough classes. Every year, I go to San Francisco with my mom, my sister and my cousins. We normally go to Pier 39, and sometimes we will walk on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Q: Have you  traveled internationally?

A: When I was a toddler, my parents, my sister and I traveled a lot. We mostly went on cruises around the world.

Q: What kind of sports are you interested in?

A: When I was younger, my dad, my sister and I would play tennis. I was pretty little. Now I’m interested in playing basketball.

Q: What’s the worst movie you have ever seen?

A: “Sharknado.”My sister picked it out from Redbox.

Q: What do you like to read?

A: I like to start series, but then I get tired of them, so I will stop after the first or second book.

Q: What’s your favorite subject?

A: Math. It was always easier for me than other subjects.


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