Since she was five years old, Carlie Chin has been perfecting her piano skills. For the last four years, she has been competing in her free time. So far, she has won the “Gold Key” at the Golden Key Competition, and has even played at Carnegie Hall. In addition to impressive extracurriculars, Chin writes for The Highlander newspaper and is a member of  multiple science clubs, Student Auxiliary, and Interact.

Q: What is your favorite class? 

A: Chemistry

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Q: Who has been your favorite teacher at GL? 

A: Dr. Morgan

Q: What have your parents learned from you? 

A: Patience is key. 

Q: What is one goal that you have set for yourself? 

A: To balance school and social life. 

Q: Rapid Fire: What are three things that you are passionate about? 

A: Piano, Writing, and Skiing

Q: If your name appeared in the dictionary, what would the definition be? 

A: A girl who is trying her best. 

Q: If you could have a million of anything, what would it be?

A: Money, I can donate it. 

Q: If you could be transformed into an animal, what would you be? 

A: Red Panda, they just sleep.

Q: If you had a magic wand, what would you change about high school?

A: I would increase diversity here. 

Q: What would you do with a completely free day? 

A: I would go somewhere and travel. 

Q: What is your idea of perfect happiness? 

A: Be free to do whatever I want to do. 

Q: What person (living or dead) do you most admire?

A: My sister 

Q: Which words do you most overuse?

A: Like 

Q: When and where were you happiest? 

A: Two summers ago, I went on this really cool vacation through Europe. 

Q:What do you consider your greatest achievement?

A: Winning the Golden Key at the Golden Key Musical Festival. It’s similar to a typical piano competition, split by age group and each student is judged by a panel. I started preparing for the competition a season or two in advance, and when the day came, I earned myself a Gold Key. 

Q: What talent would you most like to have?

A: To have photographic memory 

Q:What is your motto? 

A: Do whatever you like. Follow your heart

Q:Where would you like to live? 

A: London