Student Profiles

Maddie ’19

I’m a lifer—I started at Bullis in 3rd grade. I really love this school. It’s a big part of who I am.

My favorite subjects: English and history. And even though science isn’t always my favorite, Ms. Stenke made chemistry really interesting last year. This year, I’m taking the American Humanities double period class. It combines English and history in one class, and we learn how literature helped define the time, and how history provided the backdrop for some of America’s most famous classics.

My activities include student government, student ambassador, and student tutors. I like working one-on-one with Lower School students. It’s cool to teach and see them get it! I find the process really gratifying and it’s fun to have a connection with the Lower School.

Most of all, theater is my biggest passion. It has shaped me, and made me a better person overall. I have become more responsible, and enjoy being forced out of my comfort zone. All my theater experiences have been great. Now I’m also doing CAPPIES, which has made me a better writer, too. (CAPPIES is a regional program in which high school students write reviews of other high school theater productions.)

I’ve really appreciated how the Bullis shows have not always been the most obvious or well-known shows, because it’s good to open our eyes to other shows and great new songs from those shows—like my solo in Henry, Sweet Henry. I loved that song. My favorite show is “Dogfight,” which has a song called “Pretty Funny,” which I sang for the state competition. I like a mix of up-tempo and ballads.

At Bullis I’ve been in Annie (played Annie), Legally Blonde (Greek chorus), Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Hairspray (Velma) and Honk. The theater program here has helped me build relationships with students and with teachers. It’s become a community within the Bullis community for me, and The Blair Arts Center is a very comfortable place for me!

While I love performing, I also love going to other shows and athletic games, too. I enjoy cheering and applauding my classmates, and have great Bulldog pride for them!

The teacher connections here are unique. We’re able to seek out help any time, and we also can easily have conversations with our teachers anywhere—in school, of course, but also at games and events or just walking around campus. We get to know them well and feel comfortable with them.

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The teacher connections here are unique. We’re able to seek out help any time, and we also can easily have conversations with our teachers anywhere—in school, of course, but also at games and events or just walking around campus. We get to know them well and feel comfortable with them.

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