Meet Cierra

Where are you from?

I am a day student from Bethlehem, CT 

What activities do you participate in at Taft?

I am a school monitor, a residential monitor, an editor for The Taft Papyrus, editor-in-chief of Red Ink (Taft’s literary magazine), an I-Block teacher, secretary of the Day Student Council, and co-head of the Taft Girls Who Code club. I also completed the GLI scholar program as well as the GSS program. I played JV soccer as well as JV squash, and in the spring participate in aerobics led by Mrs. Mac! I also love to attend the Chess & Chill club meetings, and peer tutor students across various disciplines and classes.

What has been your favorite class at Taft?

My favorite classes at Taft have been the Computer Graphics and Design course that I took my freshman year, and the Humanities course that I’m currently taking as a senior. The Computer Graphics and Design course set me on the path of graphic design and development, which may not seem very connected to my Humanities course, yet the two courses are remarkably similar in their storytelling aspects. The intersection of these two disciplines, computer science and the humanities, is incredibly important to explore, especially in regards to moral and ethical implications. 

What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is the back of the second floor of the library, where the desks are placed next to huge windows overlooking the soccer fields. It’s a beautiful spot to get work done during all seasons, with its coziness during the winter as well as its glowing beauty during the fall and spring. 

What is your most memorable Taft moment?

My most memorable Taft moment was at our formal this year. As the DJ took over for the live band, most of the seniors hopped on the stage, running around and dancing together without any boundaries of friend groups or cliques. It was a beautiful moment that speaks to the class unity fostered at Taft. 

Why Taft? 

Your experience at Taft will be nothing like you expect it to be. You will grow, and change, and question, and learn. You will become someone ready to leave Taft and engage with the world around us in a positive, beneficial way. Being a Rhino means being a part of a community that cares about every aspect of your well-being. Being a Rhino means Jig dances, wing-eating contests, karaoke nights, Just Dance on the quad, and so many more unique experiences that fill our lives as Taft students. Choosing to be a Rhino is the best decision I ever made.