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November 2022 Alumni Spotlight

Stella Du

Hometown: Foshan, Guangdong, China

Currently Living in: Los Angeles, CA

WA Class of: 2021

Best WA Memory: making friends from different places across the world and competing in the Math Team

Favorite Teacher: Mrs. May(AP Bio) and Mr. Tyler (Calc) 

After Graduation:  My first year at UCLA was great! Now, as a sophomore, I've picked my major, which is Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

Today: My life is interesting and meaningful—I have something to do every day (taking classes, working, or just traveling and hanging out with friends). Things might get busy and exhausting at times, but all the things I am doing are meaningful to me because I know what I am doing everything for, which gives me more motivation to continue on the path that I am on.

WA Takeaways: The greatest lesson learned from my time at WA was that there is nothing impossible for one to achieve, as long as they have set a goal and worked their way through it.

Advice for Future Centaurs: Find out about who you want to be and what you really want to achieve by the end of your high school career (set a goal early) and do whatever it might take to achieve your goals.