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Get To Know The Class of 2021: Callan Schultz

Deputy Head Girl 2021

What are your hopes for Stanford Lake College as you lead the school in the year ahead?

I would like to see the students rebuild the spirit that we had before the pandemic hit. The willingness to take part has been overshadowed by the convenience of staying in. However, I would like to help the students make the effort to find alternative ways to raise funds and play sports etc. That is what our school is about at the end of the day.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment thus far would probably be the fact that I have used high school to discover my true self. I am so lucky to have been given the opportunities necessary to find my passions in the arts and outreach. Unfortunately, I can’t write a paragraph about how I made it into a sports team or achieved my academic goals, because I simply didn’t get those things right. However, to me, that doesn’t matter. I have never been happier and that is the biggest achievement of all.

Share a memorable moment during your time at Stanford Lake College…

My most memorable moment would probably have to be coming back to school after the Twin Peaks Trek. Arriving back at school had never felt so calming and therapeutic. I felt accomplished and tired but at the same time, I was so full of energy. Everything in that moment was so crisp and new. The school looked beautiful, the lake looked refreshing, it was just “wow”.

What are your hobbies?

Watching good movies and reading good books. I also thoroughly enjoy drawing in my sketchbook.

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

Margaret Atwood, Madonna, Adrienne Rich and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

What’s your favourite movie?

Dead Poets Society.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Taking art has been a constant challenge for me. I have always had problems with expressing myself. When I made the decision to be daring and assumed the position of vulnerability, I was petrified. However, all of the positivity I have received over the last three years have been so worth it!

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?

A sloth.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself in an art museum or a gallery, hopefully working there. I see myself being able to see the artworks I’ve been admiring in textbooks for the past couple of years in real life. That is definitely the dream.

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