Rachel Anne Barney
School Activities/Clubs: IB drama production of "Dear Brutus," Field Studies Club, IB History HL, IB English HL, IB Theatre HL, IB French SL, IB Environmental Science SL, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB diploma candidate, AP US History, AP Literature
Community: AFS exchange student in China, AFS exchange returnee mentor, AFS exchange host sister, Newport Beach Sister City exchange host, volunteer at Alenah's Home orphanage in Beijing, China
Awards/Honors: passed HSK3 Chinese fluency exam, California Scholarship Federation, Honor Roll, California Girls State alternate
Hobbies/Interests: competitive trampolinist, learning languages, traveling
College Plans: Les Roches Institutes in Bluche, Switzerland, studying International Hotel Management
NHHS Experience: My most memorable high school experience was definitely my year spent abroad in Lanzhou, China, during my sophomore year. The memory that has the most meaning for me was the two speeches I had to give in front of the entire school and all of the school dignitaries. Both had to be given in Mandarin, one at the beginning of the school year and one at the end of the school year. I had to read my first speech off note cards and still could barely do it, but by the end of my year, I gave an entire five-minute speech without any notes.
School Activities/Clubs: president of International Ambassador's Club, treasurer of Newport Against Trafficking, boy's varsity lacrosse team, AP European History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP Physics: Mechanics, AP U.S. History, AP Art History, AP Calculus BC, AP Language and Composition, AP American Government and Politics, AP Biology
Community: Altar Server for the Diocese of Orange, Newport Elementary School Math Team coach, Boys & Girls Club basketball coach
Awards/Honors: Senior Altar Server Award, Altar Server of the Year Award, Student of the Year finalist in World Languages, National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction Award, National Merit Commended Student
Hobbies/Interests: running, biking, bodysurfing, weightlifting, listening to music
Scholarships: District Youth of the Year Award, UCLA Achievement Scholarship, UC Santa Barbara Regents Scholarship
NHHS Experience: The final realization that my high school career is coming to an end and that even more exciting experiences await me in the next four years.