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Charlotte Golpira '21

University of South Carolina

“It is important for kids to grow up with the constant reminder that their integrity defines their character, and NA has instilled this in me.” 

Competitive Horseback Riding, Yearbook (Co-Editor-in-Chief), Norfolk Academy Medical Scholars 

Three Words to Describe the Class of 2021: Energetic, Positive, Determined 

Most Meaningful Activity 
One of my favorite things that I've been involved in at NA is Yearbook. This year my friends and I were assigned to be editors and were able to create and design the 2020-2021 Yearbook under the mentorship of Señora Glascock. It has given me a great sense of leadership and responsibility that I will take with me throughout my college years. 

Beyond the Classroom 
I enjoyed the middle school community service program. I always looked forward to Wednesdays because I knew that I would be able to see the smiling faces of the children at St. Helena Elementary School, where my friends and I were so lucky to volunteer. 

Reflections on Learning 
I enjoyed Mrs. Zito's English class my junior year, The Marriage Plot. The books that we read were amazing and this was definitely my favorite class and classroom experience because of the activities that Mrs. Zito assigned to us and the engagement level of my classmates. 

Inspirational Teacher-Coach 
Señora Glascock has had the biggest impact on me at NA. From the time I met her as a sophomore, I have admired her interest and care for her students that extends beyond the classroom. She has always shown me open arms when I'm struggling in or out of school and I will always remember that. 

A Quick Word About Charlotte 
“The accuracy, grace, and elegance on which Charlotte is routinely judged as an equestrian have shaped her into one of the most poised, levelheaded, patient, and classy students in our graduating class. Beneath Charlotte’s very composed, very professional demeanor is an energetic, bubbly, sociable young woman who demonstrates incredible passion and a deep-seated appreciation for the many opportunities with which she has been presented. She has been groomed (no pun intended) to achieve high marks in a particular subset of equestrian skills, but in my humble opinion, she earns high marks in all she does.” ~ Mrs. Wendy Livingston, Charlotte’s College Counselor 

The thing that most makes me a Bulldog is…my positivity and eagerness to help others.