Toni Rose

Class of 2023
  • Hometown: Gloucester, MA
  • Time at Waring: Seven years
  • Favorite Class: Humanities
  • Favorite Waring experience: It is difficult to choose just one experience, but overall I think junior trip was my Waring highlight. Roadtripping across France with my best friends for 3 weeks and populating my mind with the French culture I'd learned about at my entire time at Waring was an unforgettable experience. From cliff jumping in the Mediterranean Sea to roaming and sketching for hours in the Louvre, those 3 weeks now go down in my memory as the best three weeks of my life, which I could've never experienced without Waring, and for that I am forever grateful.
  • Why no grades: Waring evaluations make your education more personal. It has allowed me to grow as a student not only on tests but as a student in the classroom and in my routines outside of the classroom as well. It also creates a closer relationship with the teacher, where they know who you are not only as a student but as a person, and they are there to help you succeed.
  • Favorite book and/or film: Most of my favorite books I've read have been at Waring, where it's not just about the book but about the conversations that come along with reading the books. Specifically, Beloved by Toni Morrison is now one of my favorite books of all time not only because of the book itself, but because of the discussions that came with it and the impact it had on me as a person.
  • Why French: French is one of the many unifying qualities about Waring. It creates a tie between all the students. We all put on French skits and recite French poetry in front of each other. The French program is a true testament to how we all learn and grow together.
  • After-school activities: Immediately when I got to Waring, I fell in love with the theatre program and ever since then I have unwaveringly chosen theatre, until this year, my senior year, where I chose to do soccer in the fall instead of theatre. This is one of my favorite parts about the after school program at Waring, there is no one thing that defines a student. I can choose theater one season and do a sport the next, and I'll be welcomed either way.
  • Our community: Waring has the most kind and welcoming people I've ever met. Every face I walk by is smiling and asking how I am even if we've never had a conversation before. Since we are such a close knit community, I feel free and comfortable to be myself no matter who I find myself with. Waring has become my home over the past 7 years, and it has made me fall in love with education and learning. I couldn't imagine my life without Waring and I could not recommend it more to any new searching students.