Find out how this CB senior fits violin, tennis, and helping others into her chaotic schedule. Sophie Lee (’14) is a master of time management. She rarely has free time because her schedule is full with regular school work and activities outside school. After school, Sophie plays tennis for the CB Varsity. Everyday, she goes […]
Find out how this CB senior fits violin, tennis, and helping others into her chaotic schedule.
Sophie Lee (’14) is a master of time management. She rarely has free time because her schedule is full with regular school work and activities outside school.
After school, Sophie plays tennis for the CB Varsity. Everyday, she goes to two hour practices and on Tuesdays and Thursdays she plays matches against other schools. The season is almost is over, but until then Sophie is working hard to succeed in tennis.
The CB senior is also part of another team. She plays the violin in the Premier Orchestra of the Sacramento Youth Symphony. Rehearsals are every Tuesday, so along with her tennis schedule, Sophie often does not get home until 10 pm.
On Saturdays, Sophie works four hour shifts at California Youth Crisis Line. The hard working volunteer enjoys working at California Youth Crisis Line because she believes “it’s important that there’s someone there for those who often don’t have anyone else to support them”.
As any high school senior, the most stressful and time consuming activities are school work and college applications. Sophie is currently taking five AP classes and plans to apply to twelve colleges, with Princeton being her top choice. She works hard to maintain her grades in these classes and turn in her applications on time.
To participate in all these activities, Sophie exercises the art of time management. At break and lunch she works on homework or studies while other students are talking to their friends. However, this is not enough time to complete everything, as Sophie unfortunately gets less sleep than a student should.
The busy Falcon is encouraged by her family to continue this packed schedule, especially by her brother and sisters.
According to Sophie, “All of my siblings have been role models in my life growing up to study hard and do well in school” and she hopes to be as successful as they are.
Besides her family, Sophie is motivated by her goal to be a psychiatrist or a neurosurgeon. She hopes all this work will “get [her] into a good college and prepare me well for medical school”.
All this work does come at price. Sophie wanted to start a rock band — she plays the piano. However, now she is too busy and cannot see that happening anymore.
Participating in multiple teams and helping others, Sophie hopes to achieve her goal of getting into a pre-medical program at Princeton.