Senior Anna Delaney races through IB


Q: What clubs are you in? A: I am in the National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, History National Honors Society, and I am part of the Atoms Writing Center. I have also applied for the Spanish Honors Society, Science Honors Society, and Math Honors Society, whose applications weren’t available last year.
Q: What is your favorite IB subject?
A: My favorite IB subjects are IB Physics and IB Biology, but I also really enjoy taking the Theory of Knowledge.

Q: What made you decide
to do the IB diploma?
A: Some of the schools I am looking into accept a lot of IB Credits, so the IB Diploma will give me that leg-up and let me skip a few of the introduction level classes as a freshman next year.

Q: What skills do you think the IB program has taught you that can help you later in life?
A: I think main skill IB has taught me is how t be balanced, specifically how to improve my time management, IB comes with a lot of work, and if you figure out a system that works for you, then you are able to maintain good grades as well as engage in a lot of after-school activities/clubs.Oh, and that can help me through college as well as when I am working through finding a job because I want to be a doctor which takes a lot of time and work as well.

Q: What is your extended essay topic?
A: My extended essay topic is in Anthropology. I am comparing the ethnography “The Riddle of the Amish” to another called “In Search of Respect” to compare and contrast the social relations of each of the communities that are present in the books.

Q: What lasting impact do you want to leave on this school?
A: One of my main goals has been to break the girls 200m record. Last year, my closest time was 27.1 and the record is 26.8 so I am looking to leave my mark there.

Q: What colleges have you applied to/plan to apply to?
A : I plan to apply to Virginia Tech, Delaware, UVA, and Davidson. I am looking into a few other “maybe” schools but I am generally undecided on where I want to go as of now.

Q: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
A: In ten years, I see myself in residency, I will likely be finishing up my general residency and going into specialized, I want to be a forensic pathologist so that is the direction I would be heading in.

Q: What advice do you have for future IB candidates?
A: Some future advice I have for IB Candidates is that yes, it is hard, but you learn a lot, and with the right amount of work and balance you can sail through everything. Just because I am an IB Candidate, does not mean I have missed out on any school events too, I go to football games, I participate in sports, and I have a lot of free time on the weekend so I would recommend it.