Keira Stenson

What are you involved in at school?

“I am the editor of our school newspaper and on the leadership team for our Writing Center. I’m also an admissions ambassador, a member of Honor Council, and I play on the varsity soccer team. This year I also joined VistaCrew—a group of seniors who help freshmen adjust to high school.”

What’s the best thing about school?

“My favorite thing about my school is the teachers, who I know care about me as a person as well as a student. They take the time to get to know each student and support them in whatever way possible. They’re also super intelligent and knowledgeable about their subjects!”

Tell us about the awards and honors you have received.

“I am a National Merit Scholar finalist, a recipient of the DAR Good Citizen award and an AP Scholar with Distinction. I also earned the Northwestern University Book Award for Vistamar School and state honors and theory honors for the Certificate of Merit piano program.”

What do you do to reduce stress in your life?

“I’ve played soccer since I was little, and I’ve always really appreciated that it takes my mind off schoolwork while I get some fresh air and exercise. Ever since quarantine (when practices were canceled), I’ve started running around my neighborhood most days, which provides the same opportunity. I also always enjoy reading a new book or relaxing with a fun TV show!”