Senior stories

May 23, 2018


Weber seniors on May 1st wearing their college shirts. (The Weber School)

Next year, Weber’s current seniors will embark on new adventures. They will be attending colleges all over the country, taking gap years and two students will be joining the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). No matter what their path is for next year, they will all be starting their journey to true adulthood. As this year comes to a close, the seniors have learned to cherish their memories from the past four years.

While finishing classes, graduating and leaving Weber behind may be exciting, students still feel anxious closing one chapter and beginning a new one. As Liora Dressler stated, “I am eager to travel to Latin America this fall for a year to learn about the culture, dance, travel and try new things. Afterwards, I will be attending American University. I know I will love my gap year and future college! However, I am still nervous to go to a whole new country and school, as I am comfortable here at Weber. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone is what life is all about!”

Anecdotes and memories from graduating seniors can be found below.


Daniel Stearns in Spain. (Courtesy of Daniel Stearns)

Daniel Stearns:

“My favorite memory of Weber is when the seniors all got together during Shabbaton this year to do superlatives!

I’m going to miss pretty much everything and everyone, but Señora Rocamora made a huge impact on my life and I will miss her every day!

Weber has really helped solidify the idea that there is a place for everyone and that love and community go hand in hand.”





Lilei Turiansky and Zach Negin at Shabbaton. (Courtesy of Lilei Turiansky)


Lilei Turianski:

“My favorite memories are from the Weber Shabbaton retreats because [they are] a great way for the Weber community to all come together for a weekend.

I will miss my friends the most but I know I will keep in touch with them.

I’ve learned about the importance of community through people’s kindness every day, initiative through the leadership positions I have taken on (student council, girl talk, National Honor Society, peer leader, etc.) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) through the community service activities and fundraisers Weber hosts.”




Jordan Arbiv and other Weber students in Israel. (Courtesy of Jordan Arbiv)

Jordan Arbiv:

“My favorite memory from Weber is the senior Israel-Poland trip. It was the best and most fun trip I have ever been on. Another favorite memory is playing football at shabbaton with all my friends.  

I will miss Mr. White the most because he is the best teacher I have ever had.

I have learned that it is important to focus in class in order to do well in the class.”





Julie Dichtenberg after painting her senior parking spot. (Courtesy of Julie Dichtenberg)


Julie Dichtenberg:

“My favorite memories from Weber are probably all the festivities of senior year. While we all may be lame, it was exciting to think we were cool for once!

I definitely will miss Bonita the most. Also Ms. Chesser and Mr. McQuade because they’re the G.O.A.T.s (greatest of all time). Oh and Mr. Revzin. Icons.

I think the most important thing Weber has taught me is to be comfortable with who I am. I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter if you get a funny look or two, embrace who you are and what makes you happy in life. Living life outside the lines is more fun, once you stop worrying about what other people think, you learn to enjoy so much more of what life has to offer.”



Aaron Gordon and Levi Zindler in Israel. (Courtesy of Aaron Gordon)


Aaron Gordon:

“My favorite memory from Weber is the senior Israel-Poland Experience. It was a really incredible opportunity to bond with my friends and learn about Jewish history.

I will miss the caring Weber community and the teachers and administrators who are so dedicated and passionate about their subject areas.

Weber has taught me the importance of taking initiative and speaking up for issues important to me.”


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One Response to “Senior stories”

  1. Eli weiner on May 24th, 2018 10:42 am

    What amazing stories, Ariel! Job well done.

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