Meet Amelia Dixon!
Amelia joined her first TPS class, Study Skills, in the summer before her freshman year. Though she has only taken five other classes since then, TPS has played an indispensable role in her high school education, and she is so grateful for the skills and knowledge she has gained from her time with TPS. Her favorite class was English 6: College American Literature and Composition with Ms. Wood. In addition to changing her mind about the value of “those nasty primary-source documents,” the class gave her a new appreciation for great literature and for the ideas that shaped it. Amelia has enjoyed her classes with TPS and has learned so much from each of her wonderful teachers. One of Amelia’s favorite parts of TPS is the unique community that it fosters. TPSers have discovered a plethora of ways to interact over the internet, whether through concerts, court cases, or creative writers’ meetings. From brainkeepers to quail pants to AMD and everything in between, the microculture that TPSers have created has cultivated an active community, and Amelia feels privileged to have been a part of it. After graduating, Amelia plans to attend Iowa State University. She hopes to major in Violin Performance and a science or health field.
Favorite Bible verse:
“As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:20-21, ESV). This is one of my favorite passages since I want to have this mentality: God’s glory above all else.
Advice to the younglings of TPS:
Get your priorities straight. If you are not careful, it is incredibly easy to let your spiritual and physical health suffer at the hands of schoolwork. Education is important, but it’s not the ultimate purpose of your existence.