Danny Corona '21

A Typical Boarding Day at Baylor

At Baylor, each day's schedule is a little bit different. Follow Danny Corona, a boarding student from Brooklyn, New York, through a typical Friday schedule...

FRiday

Before School

I get up around 7:45, look over my notes real quick, take my shower, and head to breakfast. I eat breakfast every day. I love the food here. They have a lot of different foods to choose from.

8:00 a.m. - Extra Help

I’m not a real morning person, so I usually go to extra help on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when it’s in the middle of day. If I feel a little behind in a class, or am struggling in a class, I take care of that first. I’ll go on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday if I’m having a quiz or test in a class that day. It’s very helpful. I never had anything like extra help in my other school but the teachers here are always helpful.

8:40 a.m. - World History, Mr. Olson

This is a great class. It’s mostly a lecture class, but I like that. Mr. Olson's quiz format is really great too. He posts the quizzes online and I can take them as many times as I want. It’s really helpful when I’m studying for the tests.

9:45 a.m. - English, Dr. Casson

Dr. Casson is a great teacher and a funny guy. We like hanging out with him. The grammar is hard sometimes but he always takes time to go over it again with students who are struggling.

10:50 a.m. - Assembly

I like assembly a lot. Some of the senior speeches are funny and some are very serious, but they all have very important lessons. Those students are older than me and I can learn a lot from their experiences.

11:25 a.m. - Lunch

While eating lunch, my friends and I talk about our days, talk about our weekend. After I eat, I like to go downstairs to the Student Center, hang out with friends, or make jokes with Miss Kitty. Sometimes I play some ping pong before going back to class, just to relax a little.

12:30 p.m. - Spanish, Dr. Fazio

Dr. Fazio is a hard teacher but if you try, you will do well in his class. We’re not allowed to speak English in class, only Spanish. It’s different but it’s very helpful in learning the language and it’s helped me talk to my Grandma, who was born in the Dominican Republic.

1:05 p.m. - Honors Geometry, Dr. Betro

Dr. Betro is one of my favorite teachers ever. He gives us a quick lesson and then we get to work with it. He’s very laid back and I like that a lot.

2:10 p,m. - Physical Education

For PE, I go to the weight room with Coach Bryce, Coach Kaufman, and Coach Dave. They’ve given me a workout that is geared toward baseball.

After School

4 p.m. - Baseball
I love Coach Elie and Coach Kinney. All the coaches are on the same page. I’ve been on teams where the coaches are thinking different things but I feel like the Baylor coaches work together perfectly. They really help us grow as a team.

6 p.m. - Dinner
After practice, I go to dinner. That’s a good time to visit with kids from other dorms but I mostly hang out with my Probo friends. It’s been good to make a lot of friends here.

8 p.m. - Evening Hours

After dinner, I take my shower and maybe play some PlayStation for a bit before study hours. Normally I study in my room but if I need total quiet, I may head over to the library. It depends on what’s going on. I usually have a little free time between 10 and bedtime, hanging out in the dorm.

PROFILE ON Danny

  • Resident in Probasco Hall
  • A member of the Baylor state champion baseball team in 2018
  • Won a gold medal with the USA Baseball 14U team at the 2017 World Baseball Confederation in Taiwan
"All the coaches are on the same page. I've been on teams where all the coaches are thinking different things, but I feel like the Baylor coaches work together perfectly. They really help us grow as a team."