Junior Paula Nahn admits that school used to be her least favorite thing as a child when she was growing up in Washington, D.C. "D.C. was a bit scary," she says, with a chuckle. "When I was younger, then, I didn't really care about school. It's a pretty big achievement, seeing how far I've come." To explain who she is now, Nahn starts with her passion for medicine.
Nahn feels that the combination of challenging courses and sports keeps her focused. In addition to a science-centric schedule, Nahn finds solace in art and athletics. "I love to play volleyball and badminton. And when the school day ends, I like to paint," she says enthusiastically. As a member of the Art and Science club, which creates science murals, Nahn finds painting to be a perfect marriage of interests. "It's a way of expressing science and relieving stress," she concludes.
Nahn's journey from being uninspired to determined shows how far she has come. "Friends would describe me as a very hard worker, never sleeping and honest," she says. As the lunch bell rings, she quickly adds, "Maybe too honest," giggling.
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