On the Court and in Class: Michelle Guo Found Her Fit


When Xiuyu “Michelle” Guo came to Dunn from Shenzhen, China, her parents expected her study hard and focus on her academics. And she has done just that, becoming an excellent student in Dunn’s challenging classes, even though English is not her first language.

What her parents didn’t expect, however, is that their daughter would develop into a talented starter on the Girls Varsity Basketball team.

“I didn’t play any athletics in middle school,” Michelle says. “But when I got to Dunn, I met some junior and seniors students who were into sports. So I tried out for basketball, and now I’m a starter!”

“My parents were really surprised,” she adds with twinkle in her eye.

But her athletics hasn’t distracted her from her academics.
 

“You can really find your fit and pursue your passions at Dunn. You can find a place for you.”


“Dunn is in a little town away from the big city, so you can really focus on academics,” she explains. “It’s a pure environment without many distractions where I focus on my studies.”

“And the people here are so nice. It feels like home here, not a big institution,” she says.

Even though Dunn is located in a sparsely populated area of Santa Barbara County, Michelle appreciates the diversity of Dunn’s student body and programs.

“You can really find your fit and pursue your passions at Dunn,” she says. “You can find a place for you.”

Now that she is a junior at Dunn, she has advice for younger students who come to Dunn: “Go try everything. Make the most of your free time. It’s all about who you are as a person, where you fit in, and where you find your passion.”

 

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当郭修语从中国深圳来到邓恩学校求学时,她的父母希望她全力以赴专注于学习现在她已做到了 - 虽然英语不是她的第一语言, 她在学校富有挑课程中取得成绩

此外,她的父母没有想到的是,他的女儿会成为校女子的主力队员

修语我在中学没有参加体育运动但是当我到恩的候,我一些爱好体育的高和高四的同学成了朋友在她们的影响下,尝试在我已是学校篮球队的队员

我的父母真的很惊她眨了眨眼睛。但她的体育爱好并没有影响的学习

她解释说邓恩学校在一个小镇上,离大城市有些距离。所以住宿生可以把精力集中在学上。” “是一个安静舒心境,没有分心,我可以注于学

里的人很好。她这里就象家里一样不是一个大机构。

即使恩位于圣巴巴拉人烟稀少的地区,郭修语非常学生群体和学校活动的性。

你真的可以找到适合自己的事情追求你的激情。每个人都可以找到自己的位置

在,她已学校高学生了,她学校学习的新学生提出建要勇敢的去尝试一切。充分利用的空时间这样,你可以发现你是怎样的人,哪里适合你,以及在哪里找到你的激情