Do you ever wonder how Montessori students fare “in the real world”? After the empowerment of individualized education, community-wide respect, and multiculturalism?
Julia Bauer, enrolled at Hudson from three years-old through Eighth Grade Graduation, has been chosen to receive the honor of “Student of the Year” as a 9th grader at Wooster School. This honor is reflective not only of Julia’s academic prowess, but more directly her collaborative spirit, work ethic, compassion and positive attitude.
Hanna Reed, Dean of Upper School Students, Wooster School, writes this about Julia:
Our 9th grade student is a tenacious learner, active in and out of the classroom. When reading through slips that this student has received, it became clear to me that the kindness and generosity she demonstrates happen largely “under the radar.” For example, “She went above and beyond during our pumpkin carving activity in Advisory. She was helpful, engaged, collaborative, and showed only positive interactions with peers. She contributed to all aspects of planning, working and clean up with great energy and enthusiasm.” She also received good slips for helping another student navigate the lunchroom, and for being a caring classmate when a conflict arose. With this student, the answer is always yes, whenever anyone in the community needs help.
On the soccer field, her coaches reported that “She walked onto our team with the dispositions everyone needs as a player and a teammate. Not only did she have the player skill set we needed and wanted, but she also had flexibility (positions), understanding (reading the culture and the players she was joining), compassion (for our new players who had never played), and the grit and hustle and work ethic. Without her necessarily knowing it, or trying to be “the captain” as some kids do, her day to day examples have established for herself the leadership, commitment, and passionate qualities every team needs.”
A teacher wrote of this student “the praises are myriad, continuous, and across multiple dimensions of school life and across students, faculty, and administration.”
For these reasons, and many more, we recognize Julia Bauer.
And of course, for these reasons and many more, we are so proud of our Alum!