Name: Michelle Vu
Grade: 11 - Class of 2018
Previous School: International School of Monterey
There are many amazing qualities that are unique to York. One of them is our supportive, caring community. I am now three quarters of the way through my junior year, and I’ve come to realize that the upperclassmen were not exaggerating about the academic challenges of this important year. I've been lucky to have the help and guidance from not only my incredible teachers, but also my friends and classmates to help me be successful this year. Some nights, I find myself working on complex physics word problems or calculating the derivative of a function. When I reach out for help, my classmates never hesitate to guide me, even staying after class or spending their free periods helping me. It is the same with my teachers. I think that this speaks volumes about our community and the caring, supportive students and teachers that we have. I am beyond grateful for the amazing faculty and friends I have at York!