Violist to study computer science

Maeve Taylor
Print Editor

Senior Anna Tetreault poses with her second National Center for Women and Information Aspirations in Computing Regional Affiliate Award. Photo from Anna Tetreault

If there is one word to describe senior Anna Tetreault, it is “involved.”

“I kinda do a lot of activities. I’m involved in GNHS (German National Honor Society) president, Tri-M as historian, NHS, robotics as team captain, Statesmen Symphony, and I was also in STUCO and history club until I was diagnosed with epilepsy and had to drop some things,” Tetreault said over email.

In addition to her in-school involvement, Tetreault is also dedicated to musical and computer science related pursuits.
“Outside of school, I play in the Young People’s Symphonic Orchestra and a competition quartet with the Preparatory Program, both through the Community Music School of Webster University. I also play in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, and I participate in their Peer to Peer Mentoring program. For tech, I’m a three time National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Regional Affiliate Winner, a Kode with Klossy alum, and a Built By Girls WAVE Advisee,” Tetreault said.

Tetreault is also a scholar of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and was invited to speak recently at its Leaders Uniting & Networking for Advancement event. Additionally, she recently added an honorable mention on the National level to her regional NCWIT AiC awards.

Regarding her favorite high school memories, Tetreault said, “At Webster, one of my most favorite experiences was going to Carnegie Hall my freshman year to play with Silver Strings. It’s what made me want to go into music, and I had also never been to New York before! I also loved going to all my robotics competitions (especially state), as well as solo and ensemble each year. Kode with Klossy is another really big one, as it started my love for computer science, as well as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Youth Leadership Institute, as they really helped me to connect with other Latino and Latina students and prepare for college applications.”

Currently, Tetreault is unsure of where she will attend in the fall, but not for lack of options.

“I’m still undecided for college. I’m trying to decide between University of Connecticut for computer science and viola and Rice University for computer science and something else (probably astrophysics or mechanical engineering). I think it would be really cool to work at NASA or start my own business, but I also want to keep playing viola,” Tetreault said.

While Tetreault is undecided about her fall plans, her recent acceptance to the National Youth Orchestra – USA (NYO-USA) as an Apprentice Orchestra Librarian has her summer plans covered: she will be in New York City from June 27 to July 25.

Maeve Taylor – Print Editor

This is Maeve Taylor’s second year on the Echo as the podcast editor, after making several contributions to the Echo while taking journalism her freshman year.

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