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Isaac Ceus '21

William & Mary

“Norfolk Academy has taught me the importance of staying true to myself and my interests. I have always found teachers willing to support and encourage me to explore the fields and subjects that fascinate me.” 

UNITID, Aftercare, Global Grace Club, Student Ambassador, Eagle Scout 

Three Adjectives to Describe the Class of 2021: Resilient, Lively, Charismatic 

Most Meaningful Activity 
My favorite extracurricular activity is working at our school’s Aftercare program. Each day, I get to talk with Lower School students and together we learn so much from one another. I will greatly miss seeing their smiling faces every afternoon. 

Beyond the Classroom 
My favorite non-classroom experience has been the Happy Club Be Someone Concert. I love having the ability to see my peers show off their talents and highlight their interests to the student body. 

Inspirational Teacher-Coach 
My favorite teacher, coach, and mentor at NA is Ms. Nasimiyu. Upon her arrival during my ninth-grade year, I quickly formed a relationship with her and came to admire her advice and wisdom. Being around a faculty member of color who is so knowledgeable in the field of biology has been inspiring. 

A Word of Advice to his Fellow Bulldogs 
My advice to underclassmen is to form a great relationship with at least one of your teachers. By forming this relationship, you are guaranteed to have a support system that will help guide you as you transition throughout the Upper School and into college. 

A Quick Word About Isaac 
“In terms of intangibles and personal qualities, Isaac is up there among the most memorable students with whom I have worked. Isaac is, without question, one of the nicest people you will ever meet. His energy is inescapable, and he genuinely loves helping and getting to know other people, believing that by showing kindness to others, you are making the world a better place. This has certainly proven to be true here at Norfolk Academy, where he has served as an amazingly positive presence for his classmates and teachers alike, whether through formal extracurricular involvements or by being the first to volunteer to help with school-wide events. It’s impossible to fully capture in writing the natural radiance that surrounds this young man. His classmates are made better by having him as a friend, and I have full faith that the moment he walks on to a college campus, he is going to have a similarly memorable impact on his surrounding community.” ~ Mr. Brad Harlan, Isaac’s College Counselor 

The thing that most makes me a Bulldog is… the grit I have when I complete any task.