Voice of the Week: Isabelle Amon
by Cathy Rong
Published December 17, 2013
Isabelle Amon (’14)
Here at The Paly Voice, we will be checking in with a different student each week, talking about their accomplishments, interests and experiences. This week, we are talking with senior Isabelle Amon.
The Paly Voice: Hey Isabelle! So, tell us about your ‘thing.’
Isa: I’m really into traveling and learning new languages.
TPV: How so?
Isa: Well, last year I did my junior year abroad in Marseilles, France, where I attended a local high school and stayed with a host family. I mean, math is hard enough, but just imagine learning Calculus in French.
TPV: Well, good to see you powered through it. Now that you’re back at Paly, how’s your senior year going?
Isa: Pretty well. … I’m trying to get all the credits to graduate in three years, plus finish college apps, so it’s a fun time.
TPV: Advice for the freshman this year?
Isa: Wash your faces, brush your teeth, take yourselves less seriously and don’t worry. No one actually notices 80 percent of what you say or do. Relax.
TPV: What’s one unusual thing about yourself?
Isa: I usually sneeze three to seven times in a row, and every morning when I first see the sun.
TPV: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Isa: In 2018… I plan on taking a gap year and doing humanitarian work before going to grad school.
TPV: So imagine you’re at your dream concert. What’s the line-up like?
Isa: Dream concert — I’d really love to go to Coachella for the whole weekend. With VIP passes.
TPV: One good thing and one negative thing about going to Paly?
Isa: One good thing would be that most of the teachers are really really good, but the insane the work load and pressure definitely detracts from the high school experience.
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