Student Ambassador Profile: Mariama Lemon ’20

lemonAs a Student Ambassador, you are often the first White Mountain student that visitors meet. What do you enjoy about this important role?

I like being able to share my love and appreciation for White Mountain. I am able to connect with visitors and give them a glimpse into the wonderful community WMS is. I enjoy this because I feel as though I can help people become familiar with the School.

Tell me about a class you are really enjoying this year and what you like about it.

This year I really enjoyed the choreography class that I took in the fall. I love to dance but I have no experience choreographing dances. This class opened my eyes to the wonders of dance. I am able to appreciate and analyze dance in ways that I did not think was possible. After this class, I am now able to appreciate dance as an art form instead of just a hobby.

What is your favorite place on campus and why?

My favorite place on campus is the bench on Hood’s Hill. When I am sitting on that bench I feel connected to nature. I can see trees and mountains in the background and stars at night. I know I can go up there and feel relaxed.

You completed nearly 100 hours of community service this past winter! Why is serving your community important to you?

It is important for me to give back to a community that is helping me thrive. This community has become a second home for me over the years. I just want to respect and help my community any way that I can.

You recently went on the Field Course to France that focused on cultural exchange and language immersion. How did this experience affect you?

That Field Course had many positive impacts on my life. I was able to appreciate the beauty of language. Before this trip, I never understood the importance of language because I can communicate rather easily. When I was in France, I struggled to get my message across since I am still a beginner in France. In order to communicate, I relied on other people to translate for me and I was lucky enough to have them around. After this trip, I had a newfound appreciation for my mother and others like her. I never understood how language could be such a barrier and I am amazed by people who must find a way around that obstacle.

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