High School Junior Has Many Layers of Talent

Sixteen-year-old Zara Powell is a perfect example of a well-rounded student. Her interests span from science and cross-country track to drama, and she admits that she is naturally curious about all subjects in school.

Having recently found a passion for costume design, Powell was selected to be the costume designer for the Winthrop High School Drama Society’s production of Chicago, showing Nov.15, 16, and 17. The role comes with a lot of responsibility, but Powell has proven that she is up for the challenge. “I’m in charge of making sure that everyone in the show has fabulous looking clothes on stage,” said Powell.


What is your favorite subject?

My favorite school subject is probably chemistry. I honestly really enjoy most of the things that we learn in school, it can be hard to pick a favorite.


What are your dreams for the future?

I have big aspirations for college, I’d really like to go to an Ivy League school- Harvard is my goal, but we’ll see how that turns out. Fingers crossed! When I grow up I would like to do something in the sciences, it’s something that I’ve always enjoyed. I really like astronomy, and I think it’d be cool to go into a field like astrophysics or astrobiology.


Who is your role model?

My role models are my parents. They’re both such interesting people and they’ve done so much in their lives, they really inspire me to do better. When my siblings and I were younger, our favorite stories to hear were from my dad about when he was in the Peace Corps. My mom runs her own business and is always trying to get involved in the community.

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