Sam Crouse '20
A Typical Boarding Day at Baylor
At Baylor, each day's schedule is a little bit different. Follow Sam Crouse, a boarding student from Lake Village, Ark., through a typical Monday schedule...
- Before School
- 8:00 a.m. - Extra Help
- 8:40 a.m. - Geometry, Mr. Stultz
- 9:45 a.m. - French, Mme. Graham
- 10:50 a.m. - Chapel
- 11:25 a.m. - Lunch
- 12:00 p.m. - Concert Choir, Mr. Oakes
- 1:05 p.m. - Chemistry, Coach Kendle
- 2:10 p.m. - History, Dr. Conwell
- After School
I’ve always gravitated toward foreign languages and I love French. The class is non-stop, every minute you’re doing something, so it’s great. Mme. Graham is letting me skip from French II to French IV. She knows I do a lot of self-study, so she’s brushing me up during my free time to allow me to skip over French III.
BAYLOR PLAYERS: I was in the fall play, the Winter Players, and the spring musical last year, so it’s theater year round for me. I love it so much and Ms. Gumnick is great! I’m usually introverted and, sometimes, talking to people can be awkward for me. Playing roles helps me overcome that awkwardness and frees me up to communicate with others.
DINNER: I try to get to dinner early enough to leave time for a shower before study hours. I meet up with my friends either in the dorm or in the dining hall. With the variety they offer, I can always find something there I like to eat.
EVENINGS: I stay pretty busy during study hours (8 – 10), either studying at my desk or getting some math help from Mr. Emmanuele in the library. I’ve learned that if I want my best grades, I have to step it up – I have to care. I found out I like caring and giving my best, and it never really seems overwhelming. I usually have an hour or so to hang out in the dorm but I try to always be in bed by 11.
PROFILE ON Sam
- Resident in Riverfront Hall
- Enjoys acting, singing, and song-writing
- Spends summers working at her grandmother's pharmacy, Lake Village Drugs
- Taking online courses in Spanish, Italian, and Russian
- Sam's sister Miriam is a Baylor boarder, one year behind her
"It’s theater year round for me. I love it so much and Ms. Gumnick is great! I’m usually introverted and, sometimes, talking to people can be awkward for me. Playing roles helps me overcome that awkwardness and frees me up to communicate with others."