Titilayo in the Spotlight


Photo provided by Titilayo Soyombo

Our first Senior in the Spotlight, Titilayo, looks back on her time at Marymount and looks forward to the future!

What will you miss most about Marymount?

The relationships you build with the teachers and staff, as well as how beautiful the campus looks on a sunny day in May.

What is your funniest/favourite memory from Marymount?

I can’t think of a specific event, but my favourite memories were probably on school trips or random moments in the DP after school hours.

What is your favourite Marymount tradition?

Definitely the International Day banquet – all that amazing food!

Where is your favourite place on campus?

By the pond, or maybe the dining hall when it’s empty, or perhaps the DP late in the evening.

Which university do you plan to attend/what subject will you be pursuing after leaving Marymount?

I plan to attend UCL to do an Arts and Sciences degree where I’d be majoring in Health and Environment and minoring in Societies. I am excited and hopeful to study this course as it would allow me to pursue my love for Science and Geography at the same time.

What are you most looking forward to about university?

Meeting new people, being in a new environment and having more independence.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Not sure, hopefully doing a job I love or living in Costa Rica.

What advice do you have for younger students as they move forward in their Marymount experience?

Remember that things aren’t always as they seem, as cringe-y as that may sound, so always look out for your friends and the people around you. Take every opportunity to learn and have a good time, go on as many school trips as possible, and always ask for help when you need it.

Who has been an influential figure in your life at Marymount?

Ms Richter, among many others, has played an influential role in my life at Marymount. She’s supported me since the very start and never hesitated to push me further when she knew I could do better. She has always told me what I needed to hear instead of what I wanted to hear which could seem harsh at times, but it was always for the best.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Just a huge thank you to everyone who was a part of my Marymount journey!