Freshman Amalie Fackenthal jumps off a boat in Belize, where she visited this summer.

Freshman finds Country Day less stressful than Winston Churchill

New freshman Amalie Fackenthal attended eighth grade at Winston Churchill Middle School in Carmichael.

Q: Why did you come to Country Day?

A:  The high school I was going to attend didn’t have as good teachers as we have here.

Q: How is Country Day treating you so far?

A: I like it. It’s different, but a good different! SCDS has different perks such as free periods and less students. It makes the school day more fun and reduces stress from homework after school.

Q: Did you do anything interesting this summer?

A: I went to Belize in South America with my family. I went scuba diving for the first time; it was really cool. And I went cliff-rappelling. I wasn’t scared, except for just being at the top.

Q: What are your favorite subjects?

A: Math and science because they are are logical subjects, where I excel. I also like English because I love to read and learn new words.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I swim competitively and enjoy reading. My favorite book is “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. I’ve also played the violin for about 10 years.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Oh, my gosh, Chipotle! (I order) a bowl with carnitas and extras.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?

A: Fiji. I love clear water  and warm sand, so places like Fiji have always interested me.

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