2022 Senior Interviews
Updated: Jun 17
As we come to the end of another school year, we asked our departing seniors some questions before they leave us. Here are the interviewees:
Question 1: What three words describe your experience at EABH?
Victor Santos: Grateful, family, united.
Dani Carvalho: Family, academics, sports.
Ema: United and passionate community.
Lorenzo: Aconchegante, divertida, amigos. Adrian: Fun, educational, caring.
Flávia: Família, única, especial. Júlia: Enjoyable, eye-opening, fun. John: Much leadership experience.
Amartya: Fun, memorable, wonderful.
Arthur: Family, home, community.
Charlie: Creativity, enthusiasm, friendship.
Júlia G: Amazing, fun, new.
Marcella: Acolhida, divertide, inteligência (aprendi muito).
Pauline: Feliz, divertida, inspiradora.
Question 2: Your favorite class/teacher and why?
Victor Santos: I don’t have a favorite class, but, this year, the classes and teachers I enjoyed the most were, for sure, Ms. Marina, Ms. Barbara, Mr. Daniel, and Ms. Fernanda.
Dani Carvalho: I don’t have a favorite class/teacher, but I really enjoy Ms. Tamara’s, Mr. Daniel’s, and Ms. Marina’s classes.
Ema: Probably Comparative Government with Mr. Daniel, because he is teaching us in a very different way, that I had never experienced before and I really like the topics as well.
Lorenzo: Mr. Jaison, porque ele é muito legal.
Adrian: Right now, Mr. Daniel. His classes are the perfect mixture of fun and actually learning important stuff.
Júlia: My favorite class was AP LANG, last year because it really challenged me and helped me start dealing with reality and how to manage my responsibilities.
John: It was hard to pick, but I chose Jason Norris, for AP Comp. Gov., because he was very understanding of the student lifestyle and tries to help us whenever possible.
Amartya: Túlio and Mr. Gui, because our relationship extends further than the classroom; we’re not only students and teachers, and we’re able to understand each other’s nerdy references.
Arthur: Arts, because I can express myself through the visuals.
Júlia G: Arts, with Ms. Celi, because I can express my creativity and relax.
Question 3: What makes EABH different from other schools?
Victor Santos: Everyone is united and it’s easy to make relationships in here.
Dani Carvalho: Our small community.
Ema: The people.
Lorenzo: Tem muita diversidade.
Adrian: I think that EABH is willing to adapt to different scenarios in order to help students improve, and I’m not sure schools do that in quite the same way.
Júlia: Definitely the school’s size and cultural diversity.
John: Teachers have a very strong connection with their students.
Arthur: Has a better quality and embraces their students more than other schools.
Júlia G: The number of students. Since it is a lot fewer people, everyone knows each other and everyone is very caring.
Question 4: What are your plans for the future?
Victor Santos: Graduating, having my own house through hard work, and building a family.
Dani Carvalho: Going to college, finding a job, and building a family.
Ema: Studying Economics at university.
Lorenzo: Terminar a faculdade e conseguir um bom emprego.
Adrian: I plan to go to Germany to study Computer Science, and then I’ll see if I can get a job in the intelligence sector.
Flávia: Eu quero ir pra uma faculdade, depois de quatro anos me formar, e talvez ter uma vida aqui no Brasil ou no exterior; criar uma família, casar, ter filhos…
Júlia: I’m going to major in Psychology and Neuroscience, and I wish to specialize in Criminology.
John: To get a good consulting job that pays well.
Arthur: I hope to be a plastic surgeon.
Júlia G: I want to study Computer Engineering in Brazil and I also want to live alone, have my own apartment.
Marcella: Bom, primeiro eu vou pra faculdade, pra fora, e aí eu vou formar, e vamos ver o que o futuro espera.
Question 5: What will you miss the most about EABH?
Victor Santos: My friends, for sure, all the people here… the relationships I’ve built over time.
Dani Carvalho: My friends. Since I’ve been here since my childhood, I really have a family-level connection with all of them.
Ema: My classmates and teachers.
Lorenzo: As pessoas da escola.
Adrian: A lot of stuff, considering how long I stayed here. I think what I’ll miss the most is seeing the school expand and change every year. So, we won’t get to experience using the new building for the whole year, properly… that’s unfortunate.
Flávia: Meus amigos, sem dúvida.
John: My friends, for sure.
Arthur: Practicing soccer with all the teammates I love and the Hawks, mostly my coach, Sandro.
Luma: As pessoas, com certeza.
Júlia G: My friends and classmates, for sure, since we are all going to different places.
Marcella: Das pessoas, né, eu sou senior e todo mundo vai pra um canto agora; então vou sentir muita falta dos meus colegas.
Question 6: What is your favorite school memory.
Victor Santos: The ISSL, the Curitiba Tournament, and the Fifth Grade Lock-In we had.
Dani Carvalho: I have so many… Maybe Fifth Grade Lock-In and ISSL.
John: Leading the men’s Hawks soccer team to win a bronze medal during ISSL.
Arthur: Winning 3rd place for soccer at ISSL and also winning MVP.
Júlia G: Probably the Skip Day because we had a lot of fun… but we also got into a lot of trouble.
Question 7: How did you choose where to apply to?
Victor Santos: I haven’t started applying yet, but I will. I know I’m applying here, in Brazil. I’m still not sure if it’s going to be in BH or not, but for sure in Brazil.
Dani Carvalho: I decided to do two years in Brazil and two years abroad, so I basically searched for and found a university that would give me this opportunity.
Ema: I have not applied this year.
Lorenzo: Eu procurei faculdades com um bom programa de Astrofísica.
Flávia: Depois de pesquisar um pouco eu decidi ficar no Brasil, e depois que eu decidi ficar no Brasil eu procurei faculdades que atendessem o que eu queria fazer, que era administração, mas de uma forma que eu também pudesse aproveitar meu ensino, como eu fiz na Escola Americana. Então, eu escolhi uma universidade na qual eu posso fazer dois anos aqui e dois anos fora.
Júlia: I worked by location. I loved California and knew I wanted to live there, so I targeted schools in that area.
John: I wanted to go somewhere with an elite Engineering program, on the East Coast, and near my family.
Arthur: I wanted a place close to my house and mostly here in Brazil, where I have all my friends because I didn’t want to miss them.
Júlia G: Since I’m staying in Brazil, I chose to apply to public universities, considering they are the best ones and have the course/major I want to do.
Question 8: Where are you going to college?
Dani Carvalho: Firstly, in BH, for two years, and then I’m transferring to Paris, France.
Lorenzo: Lehigh University
Flávia: Ela chama Skema, a faculdade, e eu vou fazer dois anos aqui e dois anos ou nos Estados Unidos, na França ou na África do Sul… ainda não decidi.
Júlia: San Diego State University. Go Aztecs!
John: Cornell University.
Amartya: Purdue University.
Arthur: I’m going to Ciências Médicas, here in Belo Horizonte.
Luma: Duke University
Charlie: University of Notre Dame
Júlia G: I’m going to college either in BH or in São Paulo, depending on where I get accepted to.
Question 9: What about this school attracts you, or why did you choose it?
Dani Carvalho: Firstly, I thought about the amazing opportunity of staying here, but also being able to study abroad, so I found a course that would, too, give me the opportunity to work with different jobs in the future.
Lorenzo: Tem um bom programa de Astrofísica.
John: It is among the most prestigious universities in the USA, it has an elite Engineering program, it is on the East Coast, and, even though it’s a large school, there is a close community like EABH.
Amartya: It is really good for my major.
Arthur: I chose it because it is one of the best schools in Minas Gerais and one of the top schools for Medicine in Brazil.
Júlia G: I want to go either to UFMG or USP because they are public schools and, thus, the best ones; and the campus is also really pretty. I would really love to study there.
Question 10: What will be your major and how did you choose it?
Victor Santos: It’s mostly towards health, so probably Medicine or Vet School, it’s always been something I’m passionate about.
Dani Carvalho: Business
Ema: Business economics, I chose it because my dad works in that area and I have always liked it.
Lorenzo: Astrofísica, porque eu gosto muito do universo.
Flávia: Vai ser administração. Eu fiz um teste vocacional, né, administração foi o que deu e eu acho que se encaixa perfeitamente.
Júlia: Psychology and Neuroscience; I knew I wanted to work with behavioral sciences and, although I do want to go into Criminology, I think my major is broad enough to keep me in the job market.
John: I chose Operations Research and Engineering, and I chose it because it is similar to Industrial Engineering, and I want to work with making systems more efficient and productive.
Arthur: My major is Medicine with a further specialization in Plastic Surgery. I chose it because it has been my dream since I was a little kid.
Júlia G: Computer Engineering, I chose it because I did a short course on it and I really liked programming,
Question 11: If you could choose any career in the world, what would you choose?
Victor Santos: A doctor.
Dani Carvalho: I would build an executive journey and work with business and fashion.
Ema: Probably a business partner.
Lorenzo: Ser um cientista bem-sucedido.
Júlia: Definetely a criminologist, my dream is to work at Interpol.
John: Operations Manager at NASA.
Arthur: I would be a soccer player in the position of goalkeeper, that’s every boy’s little dream.
Júlia G: I would probably choose to be a spy, ‘cause it sounds so cool… getting into places… spying on people.
Question 12: What is one tip that you have for rising high school students starting their high school life/what would you do differently?
Victor Santos: Don’t procrastinate too much on assignments, because things will begin to crumple up at some point. Make as many memories as you can, make (or try to make) relationships with everyone and take advantage of all the opportunities the school gives you, like tournaments, sports, field trips, “viagens”... all of it.
Dani Carvalho: Have a balanced social and academic life. Be involved with sports, because it is not only good for your body, but also for your mental health. Build good relationships and make memories.
Ema: Keep pushing through, because it’s worth it. And what would I do differently? I would try to make as many memories as I could, possibly more.
Lorenzo: Seja responsável e tenha disciplina.
John: Do a lot of APs and be in Leadership positions in clubs. Also study coding, on your own time, if you want to go into STEM.
Arthur: Enjoy while you can and be happy while you still don’t have any work, because time flies really fast.
Júlia G: Don’t procrastinate. In my classes, the teachers normally gave us time to work, and people in my class often wouldn’t; we would just hang out and chat. And, in the end, we always had to rush to do stuff because we didn’t have a lot of time since we wasted so much of it.