SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

Afnan Shakir

1. What has been your favorite moment at AES?


Adil’s ToK Presentation has to be my favorite moment in high school. He’s a poet, and to be called a coconut academically in front of the entire class was hilarious. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed in class as much as that day.


2. How has leadership at AES shaped you?


How I feel I’ve become more aware and open-minded during my time as a leader at AES. We are quite a tight-knit community, so I feel as though leadership here demands that close interaction with your peers.


3. What are you going to miss the most about AES?


Aside from the students, definitely the teachers. They’re all so supportive and invested in every student’s growth, and I can’t thank them enough for making learning here enjoyable for me.


4. If you had to create a survival kit for the IB/HS, what would you put in it?


Mr. Merchant’s math classes, Grammarly, and Indian teachers on YouTube.


5. What is your favorite thing about being in a leadership position at AES?


I won’t forget the times in the EC where we’d stay at school from 7am until 11pm setting up and taking down Fall Fiesta, or the numerous zoom calls that often went well over time. So my favorite thing about being a leader in AES is the time I’m able to spend with so many talented students each with the same passion to help the student body.