Sophomore Saturday: Selah Dowell


Courtesy of Dowell

Dowell plays the violin and is learning Chinese.

Allison Mi, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what hobbies/sports you do.

A: “I have two younger brothers, I play the violin, and I used to do gymnastics.”


Q: How is this year’s learning different from last years?

A: “This year’s learning is different from last years because we are doing more work on paper. For example in Chinese, we used to type everything and do our homework online, but now, my teacher passes out paper and we have to write all the characters by hand.”


Q: Which classes have you found the most interesting and why?

A: “One class that I have found is really interesting is AP micro because it is fascinating to see that math can be applied to business and economics to find the best price and quantity of things to buy and sell”


Q: Describe something that surprised you coming back to school this year that you weren’t expecting?

A: “One thing that surprised me was how normal this year was compared to last year or the year before.”


Q: What are your thoughts about personal project? What were some challenges you have faced so far? What are you working on?

A: “My personal project is to teach my friend how to play the violin. Some of my challenges were finding a violin and bow for her to use and practice on. Right now I am working on how to teach her to shift better and to have more centered intonation.”