April Feldman '13
Published March, 2013
Hi, I’m April Feldman, class of 2013. I’ve been attending Woodlawn School for six years now (wow, does time fly!) and I have to say that one of my favorite parts about the school is the campus. The first thing you notice about a school is its appearance, and Woodlawn blows me away. The campus is set up as a quad - four corners based around the soccer field. We have a gym that looks like a great red barn (which is where our theater group, the Red Barn Players, got their name) and a stone clock tower. One of the best parts is the number of trees. I simply can’t stand a campus without trees! And on nice days you see plenty of classes outside in the shade or on the patio, learning and enjoying the fresh air.
If you’ve been to Woodlawn you've most definitely noticed the old plantation house, Stinson Hall, located at the front of campus. As a girl with a love of history, this old fashioned aspect of campus is amazing. Speaking of a love for history, Woodlawn is all about independent life long learners, so they give you a lot of freedom in deciding what you want to study. For my senior project I’m looking at Victorian dresses (I’m even going to attempt to make one!). One of my closest friends is studying the art of singing and songwriting, and another is basing her project on baking! Woodlawn instills in you the urge to learn and explore your interests. This year, I’m taking an introduction course to Japanese. The lesson plan is designed entirely by me! I worked with the upper school coordinator to find the right resources and create a schedule, and now I’m close to knowing over 100 different Japanese characters. All in all, Woodlawn is a really great place where the atmosphere is excellent and stimulating, while the workload is stuff that you want to do. Goodbye boring, cement school rooms and hello Woodlawn!
April is currently a senior at UNC Wilmington.