- Student Spotlight
She’s been an SCS Tiger since the age of 3. Julia loves spending time with her English bulldog named Maccabee, doing puzzles with her dad and playing volleyball – a sport she was first introduced to here at Clark. She also plays volleyball on a club team at Outpost Sports and plans to play in high school and possibly even college.
Julia is playing the role of Titania in this year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Musical, has been on the Speech Team for three years, was a MathCounts member in 7th grade and is very excited to try Science Olympiad this year as well.
Future Career Ambitions
"I want to be a cardiothoracic surgeon when I grow up. I always thought it would be so cool to be a doctor and the heart muscle is really incredible. Being a surgeon you have a lot of control. People say I should be a lawyer, but I’ve always had my heart set on being a doctor. I love learning about science.”
What Being a Miami Captain Means to Her
“I have always wanted to be captain … it’s really an honor. I’m the first person in my family to be voted captain. I’m very competitive. My mom says I’m too competitive, but my dad loves it because I get it from him. When I found out I was voted to be a captain, I was both relieved and happy at the same time. I hope we win Olympic Day.”
How Julia Describes Clark
“It is an amazing place where you will grow and become the best person you can be.”
Her Favorite Part of Going to School Here
"I think it’s the teachers that really set Stanley Clark apart from other schools. They really care about each student and you’re not just another number in the class. They want you to do your best and will work with you. I adore my advisor, Mrs. Kurnyak. She puts notes on our lockers to encourage us before games.”
How She’s Been Challenged or Grown at Clark
"Stanley Clark does a good job of not just preparing students academically, but making them better people by calling things to mind - like how can you be more empathetic. Since I’m super competitive, Ms. Mac taught me that I may not always be on a team that wins, but I can be a good leader and always encourage my teammates. While I feel I’m a good leader, I was so competitive that I was blinded by the need to win. She taught me that I don’t always have to win but to always try my best and help my teammates be their best.”
Favorite Class Project
“My favorite project was YouTown in 6th grade. We had some guidelines, but the rest we came up with ourselves. We got to use our own imaginations to design a city. I worked in a group of 3 and we were all really tight. It was a big project that took a while to finish, but at the end, you felt proud of yourself and I love that.”
What Makes Clark Special?
“Everything. The people, the feeling, everything.”
About the Author
Director of Marketing and Communications
- Class of 2019