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What I Would Do Differently During My Time at ACS Athens

Days before commencement, the newest group of alumni, the graduates from the class of 2022, sat down to look back and reminisce during a special three-part series on the ACS Athens Owlcast. 

In addition to discussing who they’d miss most and what they're most proud of, each also shared what they would do differently while attending ACS Athens with the benefit of hindsight.

“I wish someone told me how important taking a step back is and just enjoying your time,” explained Ann Marie. “And not letting fast-paced curriculum consume you, having some time for yourself and enjoying yourself because that is important as well.”

Looking back, the sentiment was shared by more than a few alums who realized the importance of taking time to enjoy the path and not letting the day-to-day stressors distract you from the fuller journey. 

“I would have played the guitar more.” explained Ali, who took his family’s sacrifices that enabled him to attend ACS Athens to heart. “I always said I am going to do good in school because my parents worked hard for this - to move here - I’m not going to let it all slide, but I also said I need to become a musician and the only way to do it is to play with other people.”

Ultimately, Chicago-bound artist Emilynn reflected on the reality that the entire journey with all the twists and turns is what makes us richer.

“I don't think I would change anything about what I did because I think it is all a part of how I am now,” observed Emilynn. “I explored so much in my time here, that I don't think I would trade it for an easier way through it.”

With the benefit of hindsight, what would you have changed about your time at ACS Athens?

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