Anna Dai

Caesar Rodney High School

Nomination Statement

“Anna Dai, daughter of Wei Wei and Qizhou Dai of Dover, is a positive and talented member of our school and community. She has maintained a stellar grade point average while completing 14 Advanced Placement courses all while having extensive involvement in school and community events. Anna is a consistent member of the Dance Conservatory’s Ballet Theatre Pre-Professional Program in Dover. She also volunteers to tutor other high school students, and she mentors younger students learning Chinese in our elementary schools. In the fall, Anna plans to major in computer science at an institution yet to be selected.”

“Optimism is what enables me to have fun everyday. Instead of letting failures bring me down, I can turn these negative moments into an opportunity to learn and improve. There is a silver lining in every situation, and staying grateful and focusing on the positives helps me move forward. Just like in ballet, I can attack any challenge with grace and determination by keeping my back straight, my chin lifted, and a smile on my face.”