Senior Spotlight: Theo Perumal

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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 Theo Perumal. He joined the Cambridge community in 7th grade and will be headed to Calvin University in the fall. We will be greatly missed! 

What has been your favorite subject to study at Cambridge? Why?

I enjoyed Speech and Debate because learning effective communication and adaptive thinking is both rewarding and fun. 

What do you appreciate the most about your Cambridge education? 

The community. I’ve found that a person is well situated within a community when they have mentors they can look up to, peers to grow with, and less experienced people to pass skills on to. Cambridge has all three of those; the amazing teachers that are fountains of practical wisdom, the strong peer relationships built through intentional classes, and strong mentorship opportunities built through the house system. 

What will you miss the most about Cambridge?

I will miss the amazing friendships that I have made and the habits that I have formed. Sitting up in room 212 after school has created an experience that will be sorely missed. I will also miss the beautiful opportunities of watching my close friends and the school itself grow closer to God. While they will still grow, I will no longer be a witness to that growth. 

What are you looking forward to at college? 

The opportunity to grow closer to God. Cambridge has been an amazing place to build a strong moral base which informs my decisions. Yet I look forward to facing trials of various kinds in the less sheltered environment of college, so that as James says the testing of my faith would produce steadfastness, and that steadfastness would have its full effect that I would be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 

What interests will you be pursuing during your college experience?

I plan to major in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience, as well as a minor in philosophy. This combines my love of deep questions with my love of people.