Amanda Lins

Class of 2018

After 12 years in this school, I can’t believe it’s over. I still remember the first time I stepped foot in these halls back in first grade, Ms. Tereza teach¬ing me my first words in English and my first dance class with Ms. Carol. I can say for certain that I wouldn’t be the same person I am today if it weren’t for this school and my amazing teachers; and, for that, I am very thankful. I may leave the nest, but I will never stop being an eagle.

Accepted in:
Boston University
Jacobs University I(Bremen)
New York University

Clara Castro

Class of 2018

“I consider myself fortunate for having studied at EAR. It is an institution that has throughout the years consistently valued me as an individual, as well as a student. This school has fostered a spirit of critical thinking and analytical skills that is rare in most institutions in the Brazilian education system. During my years at EAR I have determined some of the interests, convictions and values that I am sure will guide me through my life.”

Accepted in:
IE University
University of Cambridge
University College London

Daniel Maia

Class of 2018

“Studying in EAR was a life-changing opportunity I had and one which I couldn’t imagine living without. The school not only taught me how to face challenges, but it prepared me to seek academic excel¬lence. From now on I will be far away from school and most teachers, but all of their efforts will certainly remain as part of me, of my achievements and my contribution to the world. Thank you EAR.”

Accepted in:
University of New Brunswick
University of Ottawa
Simon Fraser University
University of Alberta
University of Waterloo
University of British Columbia

Eduarda Wanderley

Class of 2018

“After nine years studying here, I realized that EAR is my second home, the place where I made most of my friends, I learned how to be open-minded, and where people always reminded me each day how to be¬come a better person. A special thank you goes to all my teachers who each made me learn a different subject and for their patience with me. I also want to thank my parents because if it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have studied at EAR.”

Accepted in:
Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

Enzo Borges

Class of 2018

“EAR has provided me an education that made me ready to face the world. It has offered me all sorts of resources and aid that helped me to excel and succeed in my academic life. I am very thankful to all teachers and tutors in EAR that took part in this fraction of my history. I am especially grateful to my family, that are the ones that always supported me, and to God for always looking after me.”

Accepted in:
Baylor University
Drexel University
Florida Institute of Technology
Texas A & M University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Enzo Leite

Class of 2018

“Academically speaking, EAR has provided me with knowledge that will suit as guidance for the rest of my life. Here, I have learned to rise from my mistakes, to refine my qualities, and most importantly, grow as a human being. Now I feel ready to take on the next step. On top of all, I want to thank my parents for all they have done for me, for giving me the opportunity to have this education.”

Giovanna Monteiro de Sá

Class of 2018

Here, I faced my greatest challenges but at the same time I saw many of my dreams come true. I am so grateful for the opportunities that I encountered, and I could never thank my teachers enough for challenging, encouraging and always believing in me; you all changed my life. I will never forget every single person that was with me in this crazy journey called life, and though I will miss it greatly, I am excited to see what the future holds for me.

Accepted in:
New York University (Abu Dhabi)
Carleton College
Grinnell College
Hamline University
University of Minnesota Morris

José Claudio Melo

Class of 2018

The person I am today is made by the things I learned and experiences I lived at this amazing school. The American School of Recife will always be part of my life, and I hope that my friends will always keep in touch. Even though each one of us is going to a different part of the world, I hope we can still maintain the Eagle spirit and remember the memories that we had in EAR. Those will be the best memories for me.

Accepted in:
Universidade Católica de Pernambuco
Universidade Presbiteriana Makenzie

Julia Bandeira de Melo

Class of 2018

I've studied in American school of Recife for 9 years and I cannot deny that this is my second home where I had the best experiences of my life. Here I didn’t just learn academic stuff; I learned how to be prepared and how to deal with life, always being who I really am and being respected by everyone. My second home had not only people like me, but people from all over the world, with different cultures, manners and beliefs. The challenge to live with those differences was incredible for me to grow, to learn and to be prepared for what the world will offer.

Accepted in:
Universidade Católica de Pernambuco
Universidade Presbiteriana Makenzie

Kevin Araújo

Class of 2018

I have been in EAR since third grade, and I couldn’t be more grateful for my opportunity to study here. I have met wonderful friends, got to know excellent teachers and always had chance to improve myself academically and personally. Here I learned fundamental skills that certainly will be important for my whole life and help me succeed throughout my career. EAR is certainly an amazing school, and I will miss it a lot when I finally have to leave it. It is always good to take a look back at your legacy and also reflect on what legacy the school left on you.

Accepted in:
Concordia University
Fanshawe College
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick
University of Ottawa
York University

Marcio Souza

Class of 2018

When I first arrived at EAR,12 years ago, I would never imagine is that in this “short time” I would meet so many good people and that eventually, they would become some of my best friends. This school alongside teachers and classmates will forever be a part of me. I thank my parents for giving me this lifetime opportunity to study in a place where I can improve myself not only academically but as a whole. A place that proportioned me excellent opportunities to learn from my mistakes. A place that is unique. And finally, but not least, a place where students pursue their dreams.

Maria Luiza Santos

Class of 2018

I was lucky enough to have the chance to learn a lot from my peers and the incredible professionals in this school. The American School has taught me what the real world looks like and how to prepare for it. I am overly grateful for all the people that somehow impacted my journey up to this point. EAR and its people will be missed, but I can’t wait to go to see what the next chapter of my life holds for me.

Accepted in:
Lancaster University
University of Essex

Maria Beatriz Nunes

Class of 2018

“Throughout my seven years at EAR, I learned the meaning of friendship, loyalty and group work. I cannot deny that my experiences were incredible and unforgettable. The American School of Recife accepts me as who I am. Thank you to all the teachers that taught me a little bit of who I am, explained to me that I can’t just care about grades and that I need to learn for life. Special thanks to God and my parents. If weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be here. EAR changed my way of seeing life.”

Accepted in:
Faculdade de Medicina de Olinda

Maria Eduarda Nunes

Class of 2018

“Throughout these seven years that I am here at the EAR, I learned the true meaning of friendship and the concept of a real family, made not from genetic makeup, but of love and kindness. EAR permitted me to meet wonderful friends that I am going to care about for my entire life. Being part of the EAR was the best choice that my parents made, even though, I have to admit that I didn’t want to come at the beginning. Thank you for proposing this second home to me, and massive thanks for this excellent opportunity, I am grateful for becoming the girl who I am today. I love you, guys.”

Accepted in:
Faculdade de Medicina de Olinda

Maria Sofia Costa

Class of 2018

“It was here at EAR that I became the person that I am today. All the hard times and all the good laughter will stay with me forever and will remind me of all the great experiences I had here. I would like to thank my parents for giving me the fantastic opportunity of studying here, my teachers for always helping and believing in me, and all my friends for making school be a little more fun. Time passes in a blink of an eye so make sure that every moment is well lived. Thank you EAR for such wonderful years!”

Rafaella Carvalho

Class of 2018

“I remember when I first arrived at the American School of Recife. Since then, I believe I’ve come a looong way. I mean, I’ve just graduated and can’t wait to begin this new chapter in my life. I’ll forever remember everything this school has taught me, the meaning of true friendship, and how gratifying is the feeling of achieving something you’ve put so much work into, how privileged I am to have had so many opportunities. People say you live your best years in high school, but I really hope they’re wrong. The thing is, every December 31st I want to be able to say “This has been the best year of my life.” Following this motto, today, I can say THIS has been the best year of my life.”

Accepted in:
Hult International Business School at Boston
IE University (Madrid)

Rodrigo Melo

Class of 2018

“Today, I understand how valuable the things I have learned are. The American School of Recife is the best example of how education should not be focused on science and math but teach about life, about the future. I’m so grateful for having the opportunity of participating in clubs and events about ecology, international relations, robotics, and business because those were fundamental in shaping who I am today and giving me a sense of self-knowledge, open-mindedness and confidence. I hope to win the world, but I will never forget my roots at EAR and the invaluable lessons I learned here.”

Accepted in:
Hult International Business School at Boston

Ryan James Houseman

Class of 2018

“As a newcomer to EAR, I was unsure about the culture and atmosphere while also being hesitant about leaving my old home and having to create new relationships. I can honestly say that EAR has been an amazing experience, and that I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend a year here. At EAR I have become a deeper thinker, a better problem solver and more rounded individual. I would like to thank the entire staff at EAR for the committed and hard work to teach us everyday, I would also like to thank the members of my class for embracing me and making me feel welcome, and lastly I would like to thank my parents for their support, help, and motivation throughout the many years of school. I’m honored to be in the Class of 2018 and to be an Eagle forever!”

Accepted in:
Utah Valley University

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