IB Spotlight: Summer Ayoub

Q: How do you keep up with your academics and social life?

A: I prioritize my academic studies so I really didn’t have a social life, but when I did have time, I would hang out with my family and friends on the weekends which is rare.

Q: What are your studying habits?

A: I am the type of person that studies everyday, even if I have or didn’t have school today.  I take plenty of notes and review whenver I have the chance.

Q: What is your favorite IB subject?

A: My favorite IB subject is IB Arabic.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: I plan on attending Manhattan College next year.

Q: How do you think you did on your recent IB exams?

A: The IB exams were a mixture of good and bad, but I believed that I passed.  I worked hard throughout the school year and made sure that I prepared myself for these IB exams.

Q: What was your extended essay topic?

A: How did Gandhi affect the outcome of the Civil Rights movement?

Q: Is your only focus academics?

A: Yes, my only focus is mainly my academics.

Q: Who or what has helped you on your IB journey?

A: Mrs. Layaly and Ms. Bradshaw have helped my through my IB journey because they motivated me and made sure I made it to the end.

Q: What advice would you give future IB diploma candidates?

A: Work hard, give each subject an equal amount of attention because focusing on one subject will throw you off.  Do not let IB scare you because you got this.

Q: What skills do you think the IB program has taught you that can help you later in life?

A: IB has taught me how to work hard and productively and how to manage my time.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: Working in a hospital as a pediatric surgeon.