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90. Sarah Hathorn (Nations 2012)

Posted By Alumni Office, lundi, 22 décembre 2014
Sarah Hathorn1. How long did you spend at Ecolint?
I spent 5 years (2007-2012) studying at the Campus des Nations.

2. How did you come to attend Ecolint in the first place?

I finished my education in Swiss primary school and was looking for a welcoming multi-cultural environment for my secondary education. Nations seemed ideal and proved to be an excellent choice for me.

3. Which teacher had the biggest impact on you and how?

I had so many excellent teachers in Nations that simply naming one is a particularly difficult task. As a result, I’d have to say that the teachers who had the biggest impact on me were Mme Shaw, Mr. Marrable and Mr. De Wilde. They taught me how to think and analyse, to write well structured essays, honed my interest and ability in both arts and sciences, and gave me confidence that I could succeed in endeavors if I persevered.

4. What was your favourite spot on campus and why?
Oddly, I think my favourite spot on campus was the hallway. My friends and I always congregated in front of our lockers to decide what we would do and where to go next. We spent hours just chatting, waiting in front of our classrooms for class to begin. As a result, some of my fondest memories come from the many small interactions with fellow students and teachers during the day.

5. What was your favourite place in the wider region, and why?
Balexert was one of my favourite places, as it had everything I could possibly want. After school, usually on Fridays, our group of friends would head there to grab a smoothie, explore Fnac, have some food and often watch movies in the cinema.

6. Describe your life today, where you live and what you do.
I am in my 3rd year in the University of St Andrews. I am studying for a Joint Honours Degree in Management and Persian. I am very happy to be studying both a language (a passion developed in Nations) and a more scientific subject such as Management.

7. What should be Ecolint's top priority as it approaches its 100th anniversary?
In this dynamic and ever-changing global market, Ecolint’s main focus should be to continue offering its excellent combination of arts and sciences and make sure to stay aware of the current trends and skills necessary to succeed in the professional world. I would recommend that Nations and other Ecolint schools add Business/Management as one of their IB Subjects.

8. What "words of wisdom" would you pass on to today's Ecolint students?

“The greatest gift of education (…) is the years of shelter provided when learning,” Steven Erikson. The safe and multi-cultural atmosphere of Ecolint is truly special and enables you to learn a lot more than you can imagine. Take advantage of the time you have in school!

9. What has been the biggest impact of your Ecolint education on your life?
It has given me a very solid grounding in knowledge and skills that I can still apply today. When speaking to students from other schools, I am aware of how fond I am of my high school in comparison to them. For me, Ecolint was a home and provided a circle of close friends and encouraging mentors.



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