curriculum vitae

Scott is senior at The Nueva School with a passion for history and journalism.  With the support of the school administration and his faculty advisor, he founded The Nueva Circle in 2016. The Circle is a student run Nueva community web site, where Scott serves as Editor-in-Chief.  His hobbies include bothering editors and writers for content and reading books written by or about dead Romans.

EXPERIENCE

THE NUEVA CIRCLE
www.thenuevacircle.org

The Nueva Circle is a student-run online newspaper, providing students with information on upper school events since 2016. Within its first year as a publication, The Circle grew from a staff of one to a staff of thirty, enlisting students with a diverse range of interests to provide a unique point of view in every article. Although it started with just a Student Life section, The Circle is constantly adding more content, including the recently added Culture and Sports sections.

Editor-in-Chief

  • Hires, Motivates, and Develops the Staff & Contributors
  • Edits, Approves, and Publishes Staff Articles.
  • Manages Web Site Design and Technical Requirements
  • Owns Budget, Resource Allocation and Strategic Planning
  • Student Liaison to Faculty Advisors & School Administration
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
  • The Nueva Cup 50%
  • UCSF Family House 20%
  • Conservation Ambassadors 20%
  • The Nueva School 10%

THE NUEVA CUP
www.nuevaschool.org/giving/golf-tournament

The Nueva Cup is our family run charity golf tournament supporting the athletic department of The Nueva School. Since its inception, the annual charity event has raised over $60,000 to help support the growing athletic programs of the new Nueva Upper School.

Student Recruiter & Golfer

  • Annual Golf Tournament Organizer, Player & Recruiter of Student Players  

UCSF FAMILY HOUSE
www.familyhouseinc.org

Family House serves as a home away from home for families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by providing physical comfort and emotional support, free from financial concerns. (Source: Family House)

Summer Volunteer

 

CONSERVATION AMBASSADORS
www.conservationambassadors.org

Giving a worldwide voice to wildlife by providing a permanent, loving home for displaced, abused, abandoned or permanently injured wild and exotic animals – sharing these animal ambassadors through our Zoo to You outreach program with school children and learners of all ages to educate them about conservation, connect them to the wild world, and inspire them to protect the planet.  (Source: Conservation Ambassadors)

Student Volunteer: Zoo to You Program

 

THE NUEVA SCHOOL
Office of the Communications Department
www.nuevaschool.org

Summer Journalism Internship

  • Liaison between Nueva student publications and administration, faculty & communications department 
  • Participated in weekly Nueva communications department staff meeting
  • Advocated for new Journalism elective to support student-run publications
  • Developed communications strategy for various school newsletters 

EDUCATION

  • PhD, History 0%
  • BA, History 0%
  • The Nueva School 75%
  • Crocker Middle School 100%
  • West Hillsborough Elementary School 100%
  • Tulane Montessori Children’s House 100%

THE NUEVA SCHOOL
www.nuevaschool.org

The Nueva School is an internationally-recognized independent PreK-12 school, serving gifted and talented students since 1967. The school is a three-time winner of the US Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Award.  Nueva is a student-centered school known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, constructivist project-based learning, and its pioneering work in social emotional learning and design thinking. Nueva students engage in simulations, learn to make real-world connections, monitor their own learning, and become flexible thinkers who are adept risk-takers and lifelong learners. (Source: Nueva)

Senior, Class of 2018

  • Engaged Student with a Passion for History & Journalism
  • Rigorous Academics, including University of California Honors designated courses: Spanish 4, Spanish Film & Literature, Environmental Earth Science, Bioorganic Chemistry, and The Vikings
  • Active Co-curricular participation in Journalism, Music & Athletics

Nueva Quest

Design Thinking in action, the Nueva Quest gives students the unique opportunity to pursue their own interests throughout their four years of high school. Students identify and craft their own personal in-depth inquiry in a self-selected area of evolving passion or in pursuit of a deep question. Mentors, online resources, classes, and internships support them in their improved mastery in their areas of passion while teaching them how to recruit mentors and navigate in the real world. 
(Source: Nueva Quest)   

Personal Quests


Educational Goals

Passion directed, experiential learning. Maintain continuous progress on my goal to become a history professor and accomplished writer. Learn every day.

GLOBAL IMMERSION

NUEVA IMMERSIVE LEARNING PROGRAM  

PERU

The Inca Trail. Students explored questions related to history, global studies, social anthropology, and environmental stewardship. This 10-day trip provided a transformational journey for our students, taking them into Latin America and the deep roots of Incan civilization to study its history and cultural anthropology. (Source: Nueva)

COSTA RICA

Rainforest & Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation. Students spent 10 days participating in conservation and scientific research. Half their time was spent at the Monteverde Institute (cloud rainforest; multi-disciplinary connections). The other half was spent at Playa Grande (Pacific Ocean beach; STEM research & Conservation focus) (Source: Nueva)

LOS ANGELES

Religious Diversity in the Urban Landscape. Traveling in small groups within the US, students selected one of five available travel themes, all of which were linked to American history, culture, and identity. These students explored the impacts of religious diversity on communities while being introduced to various ideologies including, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Scientology.

TRINIDAD

Steel Drum Band Spring Break Trip – Carnival & Panorama. The steel drum, a ubiquitous presence at Nueva, was born on Trinidad and our group took a pilgrimage to see what the instrument truly sounds like when played as a part of a 100-piece band during Carnival and Panorama. Over the course of the trip, the group listened to calypsonians play, learned to walk on stilts, visited monuments, and heard pan, pan, pan. A full-body arts and cultural immersion, the Trinidad trip exposed students to the sound, color, music, and art of cultural resistance.  (Source: Nueva)

ORGANIZATIONS

  • The Nueva Circle 35%
  • Nueva Yearbook 10%
  • Nueva Student Communications Coalition 15%
  • Nueva Steel Drum Band 20%
  • Nueva Varsity Soccer 10%
  • Nueva Varsity Golf 5%
  • Artworks Fine Art Studio 5%

NUEVA YEARBOOK
Academic Elective & Co-Curricular Activity
Yearbook Staff Editor

NUEVA STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS COALITION
Student communications club representing the Nueva student-run journalism publications, including the Yearbook, Newspaper, and Literary Magazine
Co-Founder; Newspaper Editor-in-Chief

NUEVA STEEL DRUM BAND
Began playing in Elementary School through the Nueva Enrichment Program
Lead Pan

NUEVA VARSITY SOCCER
Founding Member of the Nueva Varsity Soccer team
Defender

NUEVA VARSITY GOLF
Founding member of the Nueva Golf Club and Varsity Golf Team

ARTWORKS FINE ART STUDIO
Over 8 years of Drawing and Painting Lessons. I continue to pursue art through my academic electives and personal exploration

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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JUDICIAL HONOR COUNCIL
The Nueva School

JHC members will be working closely with the administration to consider the development and implementation of a judicial honor board/council. JHC members will be expected to research other schools’ programs and attend training sessions.  After the research phase, provided approval of the school to go forward, the JHC could participate in judicial cases when students break school rules, thus providing student input in the process. Because cases must be kept confidential, JHC members must demonstrate the utmost integrity, empathy, and trustworthiness. 

  • Position appointed by Administration & Faculty Committee
  • Updated and rewrote the Nueva Student Handbook
  • Ongoing development of a new Nueva Student Honor Code

RECOGNITION IN ART ACHIEVEMENT 
The Nueva School

  • Art Work added to the school’s permanent art collection, on display
    in the Nueva Writing & Research Center

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Crocker Middle School

  • The student with the Most Community Service Hours in the Seventh Grade.  150 Hours donated vs. 15 school required hours.

HONOR ROLL 
Crocker Middle School

  • Multiple recipient of the scholastic honor roll achievement

6 PILLARS OF CHARACTER PRESENTER 
West Elementary School

  • Presented one of West School’s 6 Pillars of Character (Respect, Caring, Responsibility, Fairness, Trustworthiness, and Citizenship) at the 5th grade graduation ceremony.
  • A special honor, elected by 5th grade student peers.

PRINCIPAL’S RECOGNITION AWARD
West Elementary School

  • Ad Hoc award given by the Principal for students displaying strong character. Awarded for demonstrated commitment as a Flag Bearer.