It is with great honour and pride that we share with you that Maria Eduarda Penteado, Class of 2016, will be joining Columbia University in New York City, and with a scholarship.
“Maria Eduarda has always been an enthusiastic and mature lady in approaching all areas of school life. Academically, she was an outstanding student, with strong IGCSE grades and impressive IB grades. She has always been highly motivated with a genuine interest in all areas of learning, and with a great passion for Literature, Languages and Drama. To quote her English teacher she “Handles the language beautifully, with great sensitivity and clarity.” Her principal characteristics are her commitment and enthusiasm which drive her to participate in a wealth of activities both inside and outside the school. She has appeared in all the school drama productions, and has taken part in numerous drama, singing and dance workshops and courses. She was an highly active member of the school community and believes strongly in the idea of being an active citizen. She has led the school’s Green Council, recommending and helping implement changes to make the school more environmentally sustainable. She was involved in the Model United Nations, and was part all the school and Brazilian MUNs, being rewarded with the position of chair of various councils at the BSRJMUM, SPMUN and BRAMUN, culminating in Chair of the Human Rights Council at the BRAMUN National Conference and Conference Director at the BSRJMUN both in 2016. She has received both academic and extra-curricular awards in all the years she has been at the school, most notable among them the CIS International Student Award in 2015 and was selected to represent the school at the LAHC Student Conference. This is certainly a student who is concerned about the world she lives in and wants to make a positive difference. In a nutshell, Maria Eduarda really does embody the kind of student that The British School, Rio de Janeiro endeavours to develop: a responsible, well informed, open minded, confident and caring individual.”
Her mother has also shared with us her delight and happiness:
“Não tem como não vibrar! Não tem como não estar feliz e comemorar.
Uma conquista tão linda. E que tem tanta gente por trás! E eu quero AGRADECER E COMPARTILHAR com estas pessoas.
Pessoas que como nos créditos de um filme, e que, geralmente as pessoas nem lêem e saem da sala com a tela ainda passando. Muitos tem mentoria e não falam. Para mim, a gratidão é um valor muito importante na vida.
Minha Duda Penteado passou dentre outras faculdades de excelência nos EUA e Inglaterra, como Georgetown e Kings College of London School , Para Columbia University: Ciências Políticas (major), e Teatro e Artes (minor).
Foram anos de preparação na The Britsh School, mas este ano que passou… foi “hard”! Muita determinação e foco dela!
E sem essa equipe maravilhosa minha filha não teria conseguido talvez, estes resultados tão maravilhosos… e com ofertas de bolsa de estudos!
Queria ressaltar e agradecer a excelente mentoria e apoio da própria escola, The Britsh School, Rio de Janeiro; nas pessoas do Gary Nash e Rose Peixoto, que foram de EXTREMA E FUNDAMENTAL importância no acompanhamento da minha filha (e meu), em todo o processo. Ao Professor Fernando Multedo, que prestou uma consultoria pontual em momentos decisivos! Ao Fabiano Jácome não só pelas orientações, mas pela amizade em tantos momentos.
Sem todos vocês, a determinação, trabalho e foco da Duda , as orações de minha mãe Elizabeth Marinheiro e de tantos amigos e clientes queridos, minha filha, talvez não estaria indo para Columbia University!
Meu carinho e gratidão! À você filha já falei e falamos tudo e falaremos muuuito!”
We are proud to have Maria Eduarda as member of The British School family and can only wish her all the best. You will be missed Duda!