NKOTB: New freshman from Breakthrough spends her summer camping, wake-boarding at Rollins Lake

(Photo used by permission of Rosenzweig)
Freshman Savannah Rosenzweig sits with sister Miranda on her family’s rented boat at Rollins Lake.

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?
About 50.

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

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