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Aphrodite Megaris ‘15

Aphrodite Megaris ‘15
"BHSEC raised my expectations."

Aphrodite Megaris ‘15 comes to BHSEC from the Gifted and Talented Program at P.S. 122. For someone who admits to “getting a lot of work in middle school,” Aphrodite concedes that BHSEC is an even greater challenge.

BHSEC is unlike anything Aphrodite ever experienced, “the teachers really treat you like adults, like equals.” She credits her professors with transforming her education and the way she thinks. “The fact that my professors analyze why things happen, the fact that classes are so discussion based, it just keeps me intrigued.”

BHSEC’s academic environment opened up new doors for Aphrodite. “I used to feel like I needed to pick some sort of ordinary career, but I saw that I had a passion for helping people.” Her devotion to BHSEC and the opportunities it afforded her is reflected in her involvement on campus. Aphrodite spends her time volunteering for a wide variety of school functions. “I feel like it’s a give-back to the school,” she said.

“When I talk about BHSEC, I have a smile on my face.”