A voice for students at Brownell Talbot School


A voice for students at Brownell Talbot School



Senior Snapshot: Frida Silva

Highlighting the final senior for the class of 2024, editor-in-chief Frida Silva.

Graduation has approached for the class of 2024. The seniors are leaving behind a great legacy at Brownell Talbot as they embark onto the next chapter of their lives. Over the school year, many seniors shared their remarks by answering questions about their time at BT and their future plans. For the final senior snapshot of the May publication, we’ll take a look at editor-in-chief Frida Silva, taking a snapshot of her life and sharing her story with all.

Frida has been at BT since her sophomore year of high school. Despite coming later than others, Frida fit right in and quickly became a friendly and positive face on campus. She shared, “What I love most about BT is the close community and the never ending opportunities you are offered through clubs, sports, and other activities.”

On campus, Frida is a part of the cheer team and was captain this past year. She has been president of her class both junior and senior year, showcasing her strong leadership skills and commitment to bringing the best for her class. Frida is also the president of the Culture Club and participates in Global Youth, an international Spanish speaking program. She said, “Participating in the Global Youth program and calling with students from Mexico was what I looked forward to every Friday afternoon. I made friendships through these calls and learned more about my own culture.”

Journalism has been a big part of Frida’s school life, especially this past year since she was one of the editor-in-chief’s for the team. She was also a podcast host for Career Clips. Through journalism, Frida has worked with others through ease and published great stories and podcasts: “Journalism has helped me in many ways. I’ve learned how to better express myself and gain confidence within my opinions.”

One of Frida’s favorite classes of high school was a seminar class she took with Mr. Smith called the Rise of Authoritarianism: “I learned so many things about modern day politics, news, and governments.” Frida’s favorite year of high school has been senior year. She shared, “I feel like I’ve finally learned how to balance activities, school work, and family. Through this, I have learned to really enjoy myself and stay in the present moment.” One of Frida’s favorite senior traditions was prom poems: “I especially loved it this year because I had the chance to express my appreciation towards a great friend. It’s also just beautiful to hear about friendships and memories made between the classes.”

For Frida, the college application journey was a little rough: “It wasn’t actually applying that was difficult; rather, it was finding the time to apply. It was also a bit more challenging for me because I was applying to an international school, but overall it wasn’t too bad.” Frida will be attending Esade, an international business school, in Barcelona, Spain. She will major in business and specialize in leadership and social impact. She shared, “I’m very happy with my decision to go to Spain. I plan on traveling as much as possible while I’m in Europe for the next four years.”

Since Frida is going so far away from her home, family, and friends, leaving high school and graduating is bittersweet: “I’m so excited for this new chapter of my life and I’m ready for something new. On the other hand, I’m nervous to leave my family, friends and peers. I’ve had a great support group this year which makes saying goodbye even harder.” Frida’s advice for underclassmen was an important one: “My advice to underclassmen is to always work hard and try your best at everything. Your teachers notice hard work and in the end it always pays off.”

Frida has been a great friend for many faces on campus and is known for her positive, friendly, and warm attitude. Whenever someone needs to talk through something, rant for a bit, or just have a good laugh, Frida is always there for them and is the perfect person to go to. Her bold leadership and guidance is shown through her position as senior class president. The journalism team wishes her all the best in life as she steps into her next adventure and goes on to do great things.

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Tanya Bachu
Tanya Bachu, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Tanya Bachu is a junior at Brownell-Talbot this year, and it is her third year in journalism. On campus, Tanya participates in academic decathlon, science olympiad, and tennis. Outside of school, she loves to binge on shows such as Gilmore Girls and Friends. She's excited for another year of great stories for Verbatim, bringing student's voices to the spotlight and creating a unique showcase of the school.

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