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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