Splash Biography

ADRIANA WATKINS, BC sophomore studying English and French

Major: English & French

College/Employer: BC

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a sophomore from Raleigh, North Carolina, though I grew up overseas because of my father's job. I've loved reading and writing since I was young, and my passion for literature has grown stronger through the years. Along the way, I acquired a love for the French language as well.
Two of my greatest aspirations are to become a teacher and a writer. My high school teachers were wonderful influences in my life, and it would be a great honor for me to work with high school students in the same way. I hope to help teenagers foster a love for the written word and all it can offer them—with all their energy and ardor, young people have some become some of the greatest appreciators of the arts.

Past Classes

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R1735: Finding the Life in Literature in Splash Spring 2018 (Mar. 25, 2018)
Is literature less than exciting for you? Do poems fill you with dread, and novels with boredom? Don't worry. There's more life in literature than you think! Be prepared to discover a whole world waiting for you—a world of intrigue, adventure, tragedy, and the joy of a life lived fully.

R1737: Old Bearded Men: An Introduction to Philosophy in Splash Spring 2018 (Mar. 25, 2018)
Did you know Socrates spoke mainly to the youth of Athens? Philosophy is meant for everyone—teenagers included. Though few subjects can seem more intimidating, philosophy is deeply interesting and rewarding. In this introductory class, you'll learn the basic ideas of those old thinkers you've heard so much about—Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Don't be afraid! You're never too young to start pursuing the truth.