What was the most stressful part of the Prefect application process and why?
The interview! Why? Because you need to think on your feet! Unexpected questions, new ideas and your opinions are asked by the interviewers and they expect an honest answer as well as a detailed one. Try not to leave any details out by don't blabber on - be clear about your ideas.
Why did you want to be a prefect?
I have always seen prefects as role models to the school community, as they are responsible for putting forth pupils' opinions and suggestions, as well as working together with teachers and the leadership team. I also believe that achieving this position would mean that I am heading down one of many right paths towards success during the IB course and as a student at St Paul's.
What was the hardest question they asked you in your interview?
One of the hardest questions asked was "What part of a bicycle would you be?". It can be interpreted and answered in various ways, such that the wheels are vital for progress (or retrogression), the brakes could symbolise stability and balance when dealing with difficult situations, the pedals suggests 'the fuel for movement', and so on. Overall, it was hard to choose one of these parts to explain during the interview.
What is your favorite TV show?
Friends (and Suits).
What do you want to study in the future and where?
Business (marketing) in the UK (not really sure which Uni yet).
Place you most want to visit:
Iceland and Italy.
What is one thing you want to change in school?
The sports tracksuit for the JV and Varsity teams.
Any advice for prospective prefects?
Be yourself and stand for what you believe in! In addition, be a good listener - this is key to success, learn to listen in order to understand what is being said, and not to answer back.