Senior Spotlight: Lauren Colt

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Join us in honoring the Class of 2020 as we celebrate their time at Cambridge which represents a culmination of hard work and dedication. We are so excited to see what the future holds for our graduating students who have been educated to think well, love rightly and live wisely. Send them your encouragement and support in the comments below, and share your congratulations with the Class of 2020 on their Kudoboard link.

Meet Lauren Colt. She began her Cambridge journey in the 5th grade and is grateful for her experience, thanks to her teachers and the rest of the Cambridge community. In the fall, Lauren is headed to Gordon College in Wenham, MA and plans to quickly fill her schedule exploring all her college has to offer. She was awarded Gordon’s Global Honors Scholarship for four years and has been invited to be one of a small cohort of 12 Global Honors Scholars in the Class of 2024. Congratulations, Lauren! A job well done.  

What has been your favorite subject to study at Cambridge? 

There are too many wonderful options! I loved learning how to analyze visual and linguistic arguments in 9th grade Rhetoric. During my time in Public Forum Debate, I practiced collaborating with a partner to convincingly present both sides of a resolution. Medieval and Renaissance History offered a beautiful and thorough study of successes and struggles of the past and 7th grade Logic taught me how to identify the true, good, and beautiful in an often-misleading world.

What do you appreciate the most about your Cambridge education? 

Cambridge helped me discover my passions. Working through the integrated curriculum with teachers unbelievably passionate about what they teach taught me to love government and rhetoric. Grade-level trips and excursions got me excited about music and history. I learned to embrace my inner artist after exploring art and theater from a historical and then practical lens. 

What will you miss the most about Cambridge?

Leaving this beautiful community is not going to be easy, especially given the rather devastating end to my senior year. Even writing this threatens to break down my carefully-constructed wall of emotions. 

I’m going to miss having teachers who have walked alongside me from elementary to high school, who care not only about my grade in their class, but also my formation as a human being. I’m going to miss spending study halls with my seven wonderful classmates, discussing anything from the latest democratic debate to the joys of juggling college deadlines. I’m going to miss House Morata and my fellow House leaders. I’m going to miss my volleyball team. I’m going to miss the caring administrators who continue to shine the love of Christ even in these trying times. TCS is a truly special place and it’s overwhelming (to say the least) to watch my last, precious days with these people I hold so dear slowly trickle away. 

What are you looking forward to at college? 

I can’t wait to wrestle with questions about my faith, explore my calling, and (hopefully!) integrate my academic, spiritual, and personal life. By stepping outside of my comfort zone and building lasting relationships with invested mentors and peers, I hope to discover more about how God can use my unique gifts and talents to best glorify Him. 

What interests will you be pursuing during your college experience?

As all of my friends and teachers will readily tell you, I tend to fill my schedule full to bursting. While I do plan on sleeping at some point in my college education, you will probably find me signing up for not one, not two, but EVERY club on campus, before realizing that just maybe I don’t have enough time to be an active member of 3 bible studies, participate in every production the theater department puts on, sing in the choir, AND play sixteen intramural sports…In my copious free time, I hope to major in Political Science & Communications and work in my other interests with a minor or two. Or three…