Sophomore Ananya Subramanian is one of many on the other end of our school’s economic gap. With both her parents maintaining well-paying jobs, she experiences stress in a different way, but is aware of the benefits and opportunities her family’s economic situation brings her.
Ananya wakes up at 6:30 every morning.
“I like to do homework in the morning.” Her mom packs her lunch for her and then drives her to school. “I like to do homework in the morning sometimes if I don’t finish it at night. On Thursdays, I have Concert Choir rehearsals before school… my mom packs my lunch for me and then I just need to get myself ready for school.”
At Friday lunches she attends Concert Choir; however, Ananya is also considering some other lunchtime activities.
“I’m also going to think about Model UN and Girl Up which is a girl’s education club that I’m interested for which I might become the secretary.”
After school, Ananya takes dance classes four days a week.
“I teach a class of little kids from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. [On] Tuesdays I have my troop practice… from 8 p.m. until like, it can go very late because my dance teacher is always choreographing.”
Ananya has a variety of other extracurricular activities throughout the week such as tennis, piano lessons and vocal lessons that keep her busy until she comes home to finish her work.
“The [lessons] are once a week [for] one hour. Most of my classes are around 6 p.m., so I do some homework before. I come home and eat dinner and do the rest after. And I finish most of the time around 11:30 p.m.”