Sarah Schachman

"I will always remember the first time I walked into Annenberg, I was dumbstruck. I never imagined a dining hall could be so grand, and I half expected to see floating candles and owls swooping down from the rafters. I remember thinking that 11-year- old-me didn't need to be so disappointed when I didn't receive my Hogwarts letter -- because seven years later, I pretty much made it. And that seemed magical in itself."