Madoka reflects on her time at Marymount and offers her own wisdom to her peers.
What will you miss most about Marymount?
I will miss the Class of 2020 because, to me, Marymount means the joyful place with friends. I will really miss the times I have shared with the class of 2020.
What is your funniest/favourite memory from Marymount?
One of my favourite moments is the Biology-ESS trip in grade 12. It was an interesting trip with a lot of field work, which I utterly enjoyed (though we had to count about 200 snails in one day).
What is your favourite Marymount tradition?
I love International Day the most, because it is the time of the year when I get to gather with a group of Japanese people across grades. Although Marymount is a tight-knit community, there are not many occasions where I get to see Japanese girls from different grades, especially from middle school, so I would say it is my favourite Marymount tradition.
Where is your favourite place on campus?
My favourite place on campus is the library, as it is probably where I have spent the most time in Marymount, especially in Grade 12. It is a quiet and peaceful place where I can concentrate best, with possibly the best librarian.
Which university do you plan to attend/what subject will you be pursuing after leaving Marymount?
I am currently planning on applying to Japanese universities, but I have not applied yet as their applications begin in July. It would be a best-case scenario to study international relations and law; however, it is not certain.
What are you most looking forward to about university?
I look forward to meeting people from various backgrounds and studying international relations from the perspective of law. I am also excited to live on my own in Japan.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I want to be working for an organisation that operates internationally or attending a graduate school to study public administration.
What advice do you have for younger students as they move forward in their Marymount experience?
I normally do not like to give advice to people, as everyone is different in many ways and advice is not always effective. However, if I were to give some, it would be to not become engulfed by someone or something, ex. relationship, information, work… Being independent and thinking for yourself is the key.
Anything else you’d like to add?
There is an influential quote which made me push myself harder every time I read it. “Never, never, never give up!” – Winston Churchill