“AGS empowers girls to drive their own learning experiences, including course selections and individual projects – inside and outside of the classroom. AGS trusts you with the freedom and flexibility to make those decisions for yourself and allows you to come into your own and really claim the type of student that you want to become. This summer during an engineering program at Cornell, I experienced first-hand how AGS has given me the confidence to be one of the few, male or female, willing to put herself out there and take risks in an academic or professional setting.”
Sarafina was the 2014 Valedictorian and a National Merit Scholar. She plans to pursue a major in a STEM field and was recently elected to the First-Year Social Committee at Harvard, where she has also joined the women’s crew team. While at AGS, she was a Circle of Sisters representative, a competitive track and field runner, as well as a member of the Student Ambassador, Service, and A Cappella clubs. She also traveled to Ecuador to intern at a children’s center, interned at the Georgia House of Representatives and participated as a Peer Educator at Grady Hospital’s Teen Clinic.