JCHS: Hi Boris! It looks like sophomore year is off to a great start! What have you been up to so far?
Boris: I have been really excited about Chemistry this year–all the formulas and hands-on labs intrigue me. At the Club Fair where students can join a number of different student-run clubs, I signed up for both Yearbook and Social Club. They are both a big part of my agenda.
JCHS: Social club sounds like a lot of fun! What sorts of things have you been planning?
Boris: We have been doing a lot to get ready for the Shabbaton, which is a three-day retreat for the whole school to Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma at the end of October. One specific part I have been working on is helping to plan the dance that will take place on Saturday night.
JCHS: Sounds great! It seems like JCHS is able to have a good mixture of fun and focused academics. Can you tell us a little about what you are working on in your classes?
Boris: In my Talmud class, for Sukkot we were assigned to create an edible Sukkah. It was interesting to think about the different components I wanted my Sukkah to have, and also delicious! In Chemistry, we are mixing chemicals to test our predictions about whether or not they can dissolve, turn into solids, etc.
JCHS: Very exciting stuff, Boris! Good luck with your predictions–we’ll let you get back to that!
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