Upcoming 2021 graduate, Caitlin Robinson, has been very involved in upper school activities. Robinson has participated in four years of North Cross soccer, Ski Club, Model UN, and a year of cross country as a freshman.
Rachelle Phillips, Spanish teacher and head of GSA, has gotten the opportunity to watch Robinson grow up. Phillips and Robinson met when Robinson was in the 9th grade. Then, a Spanish II student, now a Spanish V student, increase in Robinson’s academic maturity is noted by Phillips.. Phillips recalls Robinson’s enthusiasm while working on the Spanish V winter exam. “She really jumped into it,” Phillips says, “and enjoyed the experience of doing something so official feeling.” Robinson praises Phillips' understanding of the pandemic, and how she is a “super sweet teacher”.
Robinson’s hobbies include working out and reading. She describes herself as a “student who values academics with a strong work ethic.” Her hard work has certainly paid off, as Robinson has been accepted and committed to the University of Virginia.
Amy Bagliani, STEM coordinator, Computer Science teacher, Coding Club advisor, and Head Coach of the girls tennis team, speaks highly of Robinson. Bagliani has been Robinson’s advisor for the entirety of her four-year high school career. Robinson is also in Bagliani’s Computer Science class. Bagliani recalls asking Robinson what the reason for her taking this course was. “She believes it is a skill she will need in the future,” Bagliani says, “which I also believe.” Like Phillips, Bagliani has enjoyed watching Robinson mature. Bagliani has watched Robinson go from a “young yet secure ninth grader,” to “the mature young lady she is today.” Bagliani is “so excited” that Robinson has been accepted into UVA. “Her hard work and perseverance has paid off”.
Exiting high school, Robinson reflects onto her experience. She loves the small class sizes of North Cross. She remembers her 8th grade field trip as her favorite memory. With no further plans than attending UVA, Robinson is set to embark on her journey into adulthood.
Written by Helen Hertz
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