Senior Reflections: Flannery Strain

By Hannah Kaye ’20 and Ryan Samway ’20

Upper School Digital Media, Marketing, and Communications Fellows interviewed members of the Class of 2019 

Flannery Strain
Matriculating to Kenyon College

What is the most important thing you have learned at San Domenico?

The most important thing I’ve learned at SD is how to manage my time, prioritize certain aspects of my life, and find a balance between school and social life.

Which teacher or what class has had the biggest impact on you and why?

Every teacher and class has had an impact on me, however, the three that were especially significant were my AP Composition and Language class with Ms. Hale, Honors Chemistry with Ms. Huffman, and The Human Condition with Mr. Bowermaster. Ms. Hale taught me how to write effectively. Ms. Huffman taught me how to study well for tests. Mr. Bowermaster helped me to think about the bigger issues in the world and the overarching questions of human existence.

Knowing what you know now, if you could give a letter to your freshman self, what would it say?

The overall message of my letter to my freshman self would say, “Chill out.” Stressing out over weird social situations is unnecessary, and focusing on school is far more important. However, it would also say that grades are not everything, so finding a balance is important to keep in mind.

What is something you did during high school that you will remember for the rest of your life?

What I’ll remember most from San Domenico isn’t necessarily something I did, rather, it is the people. The relationships and the community of friends and teachers has positively impacted me throughout the past four years. These experiences will have a lasting effect on me as a person.