Senior Spotlight ~ Sam Tainsky

Sam Tainsky
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What are some of your proudest accomplishments during your time at Greeley?
I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to accomplish a great deal over the last four years. Throughout my time at Greeley, I've had the opportunity to educate 9th graders as a peer leader as well as become a staff writer for our school newspaper, The Greeley Tribune.

Something that I am extremely proud of is serving as Greeley's Student Body President this year. Since joining Student Government during 9th Grade, a long-term goal of mine has been to lead Student Government and create a larger impact on the Greeley community. I’m tremendously proud of the work we at Student Government have done this year, such as bringing back the Homecoming dance this past fall and expanding our outreach efforts. I’m grateful for the last four years as a part of this fantastic  community.

What are your plans for next year?
Next year, I will be attending Cornell University, where I will be attending the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. I plan on concentrating in Finance.

How have Chappaqua's schools impacted you?
Chappaqua's schools have impacted me in a large number of ways, but most importantly they've taught me the importance of self advocacy and being resourceful. Whether it was through pitching an idea for student government or asking a teacher for help to understand a particular topic, I've learned the importance of advocating for myself and making sure that people's voices are being heard. This is a skill that I feel has been very much instilled in me by the district, especially in high school, starting with freshman peer group. 

Resourcefulness, a large aspect of self-advocacy, has also played a key role in addressing the challenges I've encountered during my time in the District. I have had the opportunity to practice these skills both through Student Government and in my regular classes, and as a result, I feel better equipped for the world beyond Chappaqua. These lessons learned and the ability to apply them have truly impacted me, leaving me feeling more confident and prepared for the 

What do you hope to be remembered for by your teachers or peers? 
I hope to be remembered by my teachers and peers as someone who made a positive impact and left a lasting impression. I hope to be remembered as someone who was always eager to collaborate and contribute to group efforts, and help foster a supportive and inclusive environment. Finally, I would like to be remembered as a hardworking and determined student, and as one that's willing to think outside the box to find innovative solutions to problems.

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