In the “New Kids on the Block” series, new students will be interviewed on their life outside of SCDS.
Savannah Rosenzweig, a graduate of Will Rogers Middle School, is a new freshman. Next will be freshman Yumi Moon.
Q: What did you do over the summer?
A: I worked with (Spanish teacher Patricia) Portillo on Spanish.
Q: What did you work with her on?
A: I only took half of Spanish 1, so she helped me complete the rest of it.
Q: Did you travel anywhere?
A: I went on a lot of camping trips.
Q: With whom did you go on the camping trips?
A: Most of them were friends, but there was one family trip.
Q: Which was your favorite?
A: Rollins Lake (in Colfax, California).
Q: What did you do there?
A: We went to the lake, wake-boarded – normal camping things.
Q: Do you rent a boat when you go camping?
A: Yeah, we usually (rent one) every year
Q: Do you rent one for the whole summer?
A: When we rent the boat, we do it for individual trips.
Q: How does Will Rogers compare to Country Day?
A: It was a public school. It was huge.
Q: How many kids?
A: About 5,000.
Q: How many kids were in each class?
Q: Do you like the small class sizes at Country Day?
A: Oh, yeah, it’s way better.
Q: Why did you choose Country Day?
A: I’m actually a Breakthrough student.
Q: How did that cause you to choose SCDS?
A: Well, my brother (Dylan) was in Breakthrough before (me), so I met (former Breakthrough director) Adolfo (Mercado) through him. And he was really cool, so I wanted to go to the school that he works at.
Q: What are your opinions on the Board of Trustees terminating financial support for Breakthrough?
A: I think they don’t know what they are doing because it is something that really helps people.
Q: What’s your favorite class? Why?
A: Right now it’s English with (Jane) Bauman because she’s just so happy.
Q: What extracurriculars or sports do you participate in?
A: I play volleyball, basketball and lacrosse.
Q: Which one is your favorite?
A: Volleyball (because it’s just really fun).
Q: How long have you been playing each sport?
A: I just started volleyball, I’ve been playing basketball for four years, and I’m starting lacrosse later this year.
Q: Why did you decide to play lacrosse?
A: (Mainly because) I watch it a lot, like high-school games.
Q: Do you have any siblings or pets?
A: I have one brother that currently lives with me, a sister Miranda (a freshman) at Del Campo High School, and four dogs and two cats.
Q: What is it like living with so many animals?
A: Pretty crazy, lots of barking.
Q: Where does your brother go to school?
A: (He is a freshman at) Sac State.
Q: Where did he go for high school?
A: He went to Jesuit.
Q: Why not Country Day?
A: Because football and rugby are really important to him.
Q: What’s your favorite book?
A: “Me, Earl and the Dying Girl.” I just read it this summer.
—By Meg Grieve