Tammie Le ‘21 has not only an impressive talent for singing, but also has a penchant for arts and craft.
Le states that the art course offered by Amy Jackson, of the art department chair and upper school studio art, is her favorite subject.
“I’ll say art class with Mrs. Jackson (has been my favorite),” said Le during an email interview “I have always loved art and from this class I got a chance to have a wider, deeper look at my future career path.”
Le’s passion in art has been recognized by Jackson, who sees in Le a very talented artist with an exceptional technical skill and creative approach. Jackson also appears impressed at one of Le’s projects, called ABB (A Better Bite).
“Her Facebook initiative is a great example of how she uses her art talents (beautiful digital drawings) for social good (to educate people about healthy eating),” Jackson said.
Le also participates in the designing staff of the yearbook staff. Nicki Dabney, the lead staff of yearbook, recognizes Le’s talent for art and her contributions for the staff.
“Tammie has been distance learning from Vietnam, and that presents a significant challenge to involvement in making the yearbook, which is largely dependent upon being on campus to take photos, interview students, and work on spreads,” Dabney said, “Tammie is an amazing artist, and luckily, art can be produced anywhere. Tammie's most significant contribution to the yearbook has been her design of our cover and endsheets, projects that required a lot of time and energy. They are unlike anything we have done in the past, and I think students are going to be incredibly excited when they see the final product.”
Dabney elaborates further on how Le’s work ethic sets an example for future generations of yearbook staff.
“The yearbook is a collaborative project, and being remote can make collaboration difficult,” Dabney said, “Tammie set a good example of logging into class on a regular basis and contributing what she could even though she was not here in person. Tammie remained in close communication with me, which was very helpful because I could assign her new tasks and assess her ability to complete projects. She persisted in reaching out to teachers whom she needed to collaborate with for certain assignments, and she also managed to interview some of her peers and write features on them.”
Besides art, Le also shares an interest in bakery. She enjoys her free time doing arts, playing games, baking and hanging out with her friends.
Le shares her highschool advice to incoming students of North Cross, saying that they should not be nervous and open up to new people and new teachers
“Just don't be scared,” Le said, “put some more confidence and open up to people, especially the teachers!”
Le has disclosed in an email interview that she will be going to an art school. Jackson encourages Le to be timely and energetic.
“Go to every class and be open to every opportunity!,” Jackson said.