Born in Pasadena, Calif., Rosy Lin lived in several different cities in the U.S. and China before arriving at Saint James in her third form year.
“I’ve grown so much personally,” she said. “In third form, I was so quiet. I wouldn’t say a single word in class. Now, at my lunch table I try to get the younger students engaged in conversation because I’ve been there before.”
Rosy enjoyed the opportunity to participate in new activities while at Saint James.
“You get to step out of your comfort zone and try so many things, especially sports,” she said. “I really appreciate the sports program here. That’s how I made my first friends, playing JV field hockey.”
This year, Rosy was on the varsity field hockey team, varsity tennis team, served as a prefect, was an usher in chapel, and participated in stage crew, where she did lighting for theater productions.
Another aspect of Saint James that Rosy appreciated was meeting so many different people.
“We’re a really diverse school and exchanging different perspectives is cool and not something I had experienced before,” she said.
At Commencement, Rosy received the Headmaster's Prize, an award that goes to a member of the Sixth Form who best exemplifies the qualities of a gentleman or lady and a scholar. She also received a State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award Certificate on Prize Day.
Rosy will attend Georgetown University next year, where she plans to study economics, math and Arabic. She will miss the friends she has made at Saint James.
“It’s such a small community, and it’s your home for four years,” she said. “I know everyone by name and recognize everyone.”
Rosy’s advice for future students is don’t be scared, try everything, and take advantage of international trips. She traveled to Nicaragua in 2017 during spring break, and it’s one of her favorite Saint James memories.