Gracefully Making Her Mark

Grace Rahman '14
Grace Rahman '14 at
George Washington University

Every summer, while the classrooms are empty and the teachers are resting their minds and bodies in preparation for a new school year, a familiar sound rings out around the Sayre campus. That sound is of laughter and learning as Sayre Summer Safari camp kicks into full swing. Kids learn a variety of skills from the arts to learning to play together to enjoying multiple fun activities.

The children of summer are not the only ones having a good time. Many of our alumni come back to work camp and give back to the school they so dearly love. Grace Rahman ‘14 was a lifer of Sayre School. Just as many of the campers, she too was a young child finding her way on the campus of Sayre. Now it is Grace who is leading the young children to different activities, lunch, or to the Front Circle to play a game.

When Grace graduated Sayre in 2014, she had proven herself ready to take on the next stage in life. She was a natural leader amongst her peers and a captain on the girls soccer and basketball teams. On top of all this, Grace was an Honor Roll student. We love having Grace back on campus to lead our next generation of young Spartans. #SpartanStrong

“I can’t get enough of Sayre. I love just walking around campus and seeing my teachers. It’s definitely a family feel at Sayre.” ~ Grace Rahman

An Interview with Grace

What brought you and your family to Sayre School?
My parents loved the small classes that Sayre had to offer.

How many years were you here?
14 years

Where are you in college?
I am a Junior at George Washington University.

Tell me about the college you are attending.
It was definitely hard to adjust to such a large, bustling city like DC, but with my family, friends and former teachers behind me, I had the support needed to continue to work hard and adapt to my new surrounding. I absolutely love DC. It has so many amazing opportunities to offer to students like myself. Thanks to Mr. Mills, I found my second home.

Have you declared a major yet?
I have declared Public Health as my major with a minor in Sustainability.

Do you participate in extra curricular activities there?
Yes, I am a member and currently chair for the Ronald McDonald House Foundation in my sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. I have a position in the George Washington Pakistani Student Association, and I co-founded the Sustainable Ocean Alliance Chapter at George Washington with a friend. I am also a member of Camp Kesem, which is an organization that provides a week of camp for children whose parents had or have cancer.

Do you feel Sayre prepared you for your college career? If so, how? By creating many connections with my teachers at Sayre, it drove me to pursue to connect with my professors at George Washington.

You are working at Summer Safari this/last summer. Tell us about your experience.
It has been a wonderful experience to give back to Sayre, especially after all the years that I spent here. This will have been my third year working at Sayre Summer Safari, and my 17th year at Sayre. I guess, I can’t get enough of Sayre. I love just walking around campus and seeing my teachers. It’s definitely a family feel at Sayre.

Working with some perspective students of Sayre this summer, if asked, what are the most important things you would tell parents about Sayre?
The teachers at Sayre are amazing. All the teachers are rooting for you to succeed, and want to make sure that they are doing everything in their power to help.

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