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The Voice

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View from the Top #6: Sofia Travias

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Welcome to View from the Top! This is a new column where we are spotlighting different seniors to hear about their “view from the top.” (If you are a senior interested in being featured, contact any of our club’s members or our faculty advisor Mrs. Ray, or email [email protected].)

In this issue, we’re featuring CCHS senior Sofia Travias!

Senior Sofia Travias says the best thing about being a senior is: “Freedom!!!” Yet she also adds that even though she feels excited and “prepared to leave CC,” she is simultaneously “scared” to leave the “comforting community” here that has become her home.

Travias’ main niche at CCHS has been the performing arts department, where she says she has “spent the majority of [her] free time performing in the choirs, rehearsing for concerts, and hanging out with [her] incredibly talented friends.” As a member of the CCHS school choir since her freshman year and a featured soloist in the school chorus’ Emmy-nominated “You Raise Me Up” music video filmed during the pandemic, Travias hopes to be remembered “for [her] musical involvement and voice.” Travias further mentions, “I have also had the honor of not only participating in but leading our school student-lead a cappella group Take Notes and couldn’t be prouder of all of the incredible things we have accomplished.” A particular accomplishment that Travias considers the highlight of her senior year was “leading the a capella group and winning and soloing gold at MICCA.”

In her core curriculars at CCHS, Travias has “had the pleasure of having Mr. Gauthier both as a U.S. History teacher and Sociology teacher.” She describes, “His passion for teaching shines through each of his lessons and he would always get me excited to learn. Every lesson was a different experience in his class and regardless of the kind of day… I’d have a smile on my face within the first five minutes.”

According to Travias, the “natural light and relative quiet” of the learning commons—her “home-base on campus”—make it “the perfect place to get work done, have lunch, or just chat with some friends.” In town, Travias says that “hands-down, the best place to grab lunch is Sally Anns Bakery & Food Shop. Best sandwich in town!!!”

For underclassmen, Travias shares wisdom to help them find their own niche within CCHS, like she was able to do in the performing arts department. She reminds students that “academics are only half of the high school experience” and urges students to “get involved,” “find your people,” and “[pursue] your passions.” “Try a new sport, audition for the musical, join Student Government,” she says. “I promise you’ll quickly find friends that become more like family.”

For a final bit of reflection on her time at CCHS, Travias mentions that she could not live without “F block Dunkin’ runs with my squad.” She predicts she’ll find it hard to forget “the morning rush to get a parking spot and being upset when I see juniors parking in our lot.” With all of these positive memories, a few more remain to be made, as Travias says that the choice currently on her mind is “how to decorate [her] graduation cap.”

In the fall, Travias will be attending Bentley University, majoring in international affairs with a focus on either business management or law. Her dream job is to “[work] for a European fashion house or cosmetic company like L’Oréal Paris or Dior,” and she says she’s always wanted to travel to Italy.

We are so excited to see where Travias’ future takes her!

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