Meet our 2021 Student Leaders – Community Service

Meet Beatrice Emilie, our Year 12 Community Service Leader. 

We all have a favourite book, what’s yours and what do you love about it?

My favourite book is ‘Looking For Alaska’ as it is very educational and intellectual. It brings up modern-day issues and ideas that are sensitive and seldom talked about in real life. As I read, I was intrigued by the author’s use of literary techniques. I have a tendency to analyse and look for concealed implications or symbolism which link to the philosophical undertones or messages in novels.

Do you have a TV series you love? Why do you love it? 

‘Ginny and Georgia’ is my favourite TV series because it is a humorous show which also combines aspects of drama and tragedy from the characters’ past which keeps it interesting. I also love how it intertwines the romance and freedom of the teenage characters like Ginny and Marcus, which is not at all cliche or fairytale-like, to make it a show for young people.

Most people can’t stand doing the dishes, what’s your least favourite chore?

Vacuuming

What is your favourite subject and why?

My favourite subject is Biology because I find it fascinating to understand how species have evolved and adapted, as well as how the human body operates. It is a subject that is applicable to reality and helps us understand why our body looks or works the way it does.

If you could meet any current or historic figure who would you meet and why?

I would meet Alexander Hamilton to ask for his study tips and question his motivations and determination. After watching the musical ‘Hamilton’ about 3 times, I admire his logic and mindset. He significantly changed the way the US operated and had a real passion for rights and freedom which is something that I value tremendously.

A lot of people look up to their parents, do you have someone you look up to?

My mum is a strong, really smart and well-respected woman. I don’t have the same military-style discipline that she has but I am working on it so that I can become as successful as she is.

If you could send a message back in time to yourself at the start of Year 7, what would you say?

Everything you do now will show up in the future. Stop procrastinating!

What is the thing you love the most about Killester College?

I love how our school has a passion for equal rights and justice. As we are in the 21st Century and society is still an unjust and unsafe place, it is important that we enforce fairness, equality and equity so that it can become a safer and fairer place for everyone.

Do you have any idea what career you’d like to pursue? If so – how do you plan to pursue this career?

My ideal career would be in the medical field but I am currently interested in other fields as well. Essentially, I am going to study and maintain a balanced lifestyle so that I can reach my highest potential and I will take as many opportunities as I can get!

What has Killester taught you about the meaning of life?

Biologically, organisms have adapted and evolved into a better version of themselves so that they can live and help the species around them. If I can connect that into a religious sense, each individual has room for improvement so that they can help their community become a better place in whichever way they can.

If you had to name one positive thing/moment you’ll remember about your time at Killester what would it be?

The connections I have made with my friends and teachers

Do you have any advice/words of wisdom for the Killester girls?

Question everything.