Student Ambassador Profile: EJ Rimerman ’19

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

I really love this school and I think that this community is totally unique. Throughout my three years here, I’ve led tours for over 40 families, and met students from all different backgrounds. It’s really gratifying to be able to share my passion for this amazing place with all the prospective families I have the opportunity to meet.

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

One of my favorite classes this year is my Wilderness First Responder/Anatomy & Physiology course. As an outdoor enthusiast, having this level of medical training is absolutely critical, and as a kinesthetic learner, being able to go completely hands-on for one of my courses is just pure fun. The class is engaging, exciting, and without a doubt the most practical of our offerings. As an added bonus, a significant portion of our class time is spent outside in scenarios as practice, and a little time in the sun never hurts.

What is your favorite place on campus and why?

The entire White Mountain School campus is astoundingly gorgeous, but I’m partial to the formal garden. For most of the school year it offers the most amazing view of Mount Washington, and in the warm months it serves as a nexus for all of campus. It’s warm and sunny, and the blossoms are beautiful. I find myself eating meals outside as much as possible every spring.

You recently participated in the Field Course Hands and Hearts: The Civil Rights Legacy of Jewish and African Americans. How did your experiences throughout the week impact you?

Hands and Hearts was a first for me, both as a participant and as a planner. Early on in the course-development process, Lawrence Alexander asked for my help as the Jewish advisor for the program, so we could combine our experience and knowledge to create a cohesive and interesting course. It was particularly fun to have a voice in the planning of group discussions, because we were able to frame much of the itinerary around those guiding questions. Later on, I was lucky enough to participate in the course as a student.

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