When Adriana K., a rising Senior and member of the APH Class of 2021 joined APH three years ago, she had no idea how many wonderful opportunities and community connections she would create during her time here. A resident of Lynnfield, Adriana is a devout member of her Jewish Community; however, much of that community lives outside her town’s borders, including here at Penguin Hall.
The Jewish Student Union at APH was established earlier this year by seniors Jenn B. ’20 and Lila C. ’20. A member of the APH JSU since its founding, Adriana understood Jenn and Lila were starting to focus on the next phase of their lives, and she quickly realized she could affect more change if she was in a position of leadership. Following this reflection, she approached her peers and current Presidents Jenn and Lila about her desire to lead, her goals to grow the JSU, and her vision for the future. Soon after, Adriana was appointed to lead the APH JSU as President later this year.
An elected Fellow of the Holocaust Legacy Foundation, Adriana has taken the experience’s she’s gained as a fellow to craft her vision and goals for the APH JSU. The learning experiences she’s had — both inside and out of APH — have helped build her confidence to lead and educate others. “I just feel so much more empowered to go out and share what I know, because I feel like you can never know enough, just about anything! There’s so many different things that people have to say, so if a familiar face can bring insight, I feel like that could be helpful and accepted by people at our school!”