Anna Savinova (Russia) ’20 will seek a dual degree in Design and Art History at Parsons School of Design in New York City. She applied to four other esteemed schools of art and design—Maryland Institute College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The School of Visual Arts New York City, and Pratt Institute—and received offers from all of them.
A Highest Honors student who served as a Dorm Proctor, won her class’s science award in 11th grade, and was recognized for her artistic prowess a number of times over the course of her six years at TASIS, Anna—who speaks Russian, English, and Italian—earned the AP Scholar with Honor distinction her senior year. She excelled on seven Advanced Placement exams: Drawing, Art History, English Literature and Composition, Italian Language and Culture, Microeconomics, United States History, and European History.
Anna answered the following questions about her time at TASIS The American School in Switzerland soon after her graduation in May 2020.
Do you feel that your time at TASIS has prepared you well for college?
Yes, I grew as an artist and as a human being. Being at TASIS since 7th grade helped me develop a lot of self-discipline.
Did the College Counseling Office influence your path and/or help you achieve your goals?
Yes, the college counselors helped me with a lot of technical problems and questions and allowed me to overcome my frustrations.
What experiences have you found most inspiring at TASIS?
I became a proctor, started playing the electric guitar, and began to excel in art. And I always drew inspiration from the view.
What do you think you will miss the most about your time at TASIS?
I will definitely miss relationships I had with my teachers, my art studio space, and my close friends.
Clearly this wasn't the way you and your classmates wanted to end your time at TASIS, but is there anything positive you can take away from this very difficult spring?
At least there were no hard tears—I would have been crying for hours at graduation.