Elizabeth E. McAfee
Polytechnic School, Pasadena, California, Fall 2004-2018
Graduation Expected June 2018
Silver Key for Senior Portfolio from the Alliance for Young Art and Writers, January 2018
(Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2018)
Silver Key for Personal Essay from the Alliance for Young Art and Writers, January 2018
(Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2018)
Certificate of Honorable Merit Magna Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam, April 2017
Three Honorable Mentions from the Alliance for Young Art and Writers, February 2017
(Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2017)
Two Silver Keys and an Honorable Mention from the Alliance for Young Art and Writers, March 2016
(Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2016)
Certificate of Honorable Merit Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam, April 2016
Honorable Mention from LA Youth Poet Laureate, April 2015
Honorable Mention from the Alliance for Young Art and Writers, March 2015
(Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2015)
Certificate of Honorable Merit Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam, April 22, 2015
Certificate of Honorable Merit Magna Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam, April 17, 2014
Service and Club Memberships
Co-President of the Girls' Service League, May 2016 - May 2018
The Girls Service League is a student-run service and volunteer organization that strives to increase the participation and leadership of all of the girls in the Poly community. We raise money through a dance concert and silent auction, and we donate the proceeds to a charity of our choosing. In addition, we run big sister/little sister which pairs up an underclassmen with an upperclassmen mentor. We organize events that strengthen our community such as festivals and dances.
Ambassadors, 2012 - 2016
Throughout middle and upper school, I assist with fundraisers, create friendly environments for visiting students, and lead tours to prospective families
Poetry Club, 2014 - 2015
Weekly lunchtime meetings to discuss each other's and outside poetry and participated in open mic nights.
Artistic and Personal Accomplishments
Mrs. Antrobus in Polytechnic's school play The Skin of our Teeth, Fall 2017
Attended University of Chicago's Pre-College program, Summer 2017
Major: Creative Writing
Member of the ensemble in Polytechnic's upper school musical Young Frankenstein, Spring 2017
Performed slam poetry at Polytechnic's fifth quarter nights, 2017-2018
Fifth quarter is an arts showcase put on by the art's leadership council. It displays visual arts and gives people the space to present photography, movies, music, and writing.
Various roles in Polytechnic's production of Museum by Tina Howe, Fall 2016
Attended Emerson Pre-College summer program, Summer 2016
Majors: fiction, scriptwriting, and slam poetry
Prudy Pingleton in Polytechnic's upper school musical Hairspray, Spring 2016
Naomi in Naomi in the Living Room by Christopher Durang, Winter 2016
Various roles in Polytechnic's upper school play Machinal, Fall 2016
Attended Oxbridge at Oxford College, Summer 2015
Major: creative writing; Minor: international relations
Member of the ensemble in Polytechnic's upper school spring musical In the Heights, Spring 2015
Attended Stanford's Pre-Collegiate Studies for creative writing , Summer 2014
Attended Stanford's Summer Program EPGY (Education Program for Gifted Youth), Summer 2013
Colburn's Acting Drama 2 Class, 2012-present
Acted in four shows produced by the class and teacher, Debbie Devine, and currently assistant directing her spring 2017 shows
Played on junior varsity basketball team, Winter 2014
Played on the freshman/sophomore volleyball team, Fall 2014
Volunteer and Community Work
Mother's Club Learning Center, December 2013-Present
Mother's Club is a non-profit organization that prepares families living in isolation and poverty to succeed in school and in life. I volunteer during the summers and as a block period during my eighth grade year to assist children from ages 0-3 years old.
Colburn School, October 2013-Present
I am an assistant teacher for Debbie Devine, the chair of the Colburn Acting Department, co-teaching her Creative Dramatics Class for ages 5-7, her Drama I class for ages 8-10, and her Drama II class for ages 12-15.
Jinotega, Nicaragua teaching, March 2016
As a part of my school's GIP program and a partnership with Outreach 360, I traveled to Jinotega, Nicaragua over spring break and taught English lessons to children ages 6-12. We planned our lessons and taught them the value of time, the difference between the words always and sometimes, and names of animals in English. It was an incredible experience.
UCLA Summer Camp Counselor in Training (C.I.T.), Summer 2012
During the summer of 2012, I attended two weeks of training and then for the next month, I volunteered with the 5 and 6 year olds as a counselor in training with my alias "Cotton Candy."
Teaching Assistant at Polytechnic school's summer program, Summer 2017
I was the assistant teacher for a creative writing class for sixth graders, geography and culture for second graders, a math class for kindergarteners, and a craft class for kindergarteners. I helped demonstrate lessons, taught parts of the curriculum, and helped the teachers run the class.
I am a regular sitter for several families in the area from ages 2 months-12 years old.