About Me

Where I'm from

Hi! My name is Abigail Wren. I am a junior at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science (Mass Academy.) My sending school to Mass Academy is Sutton Memorial High School . Before coming to Mass Academy, I went to school in Sutton since kindergarten. At SHS, I was in the chorus, drama club, community service learning club, the National Honors Society, and on the JV Volleyball team.

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2016-2017 SHS JV Volleyball Team

Stuff I like to do

Theater

I have been in community theater (click here for the company's site!) productions since 4th grade. Theater started out as something I did just because a few of my friends were doing it, but now it's a borderline-obsession of mine. I was member of the Sutton High School Drama Club for two years before coming to Mass Academy. Leaving Sutton meant I had to leave this group of crazy, awesome, kind, and talented people. I had the opportunity to play some pretty diverse roles at my school- including a drug addict and a 1920’s socialite. My sending school drama dept. mostly put on plays, but I love musical theater, too! Two of my favorite musicals I have been in are Mary Poppins and Anything Goes. I love the dedication to one another and the production that develops within a cast over the rehearsal process of a show- not to mention that the feeling after finishing a performance is one of the best in the world!

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Well aren't we classy - Sutton High School Drama Dept

Production: My Man Godfrey

Church

I volunteer at my church in Sutton, MA, Lifesong. One of my responsibilities is teaching 3 and 4-year-olds. 15-18 preschoolers make for a crazy Sunday morning, but I love every minute I am with them. I have also been able to gain a lot of experience with set design through volunteering at Lifesong Church because I am able to occasionally spend some afternoons painting, gluing, and building props for our different monthly themes in Lifesong’s children’s ministry program. I also participate in various outreaches that the church runs. One of these outreaches I was a part of was a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Our youth group spent a week in Puerta Plata running a Vacation Bible School Camp for local kids of all ages in July of 2016. I cannot wait to go back someday!

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Painting Nails on Our Missions Trip

Music

As you probably could have guessed from my little spiel on theater, I am super into music- specifically, singing. In 7th grade I started singing in barbershop acapella workshops. (Here is a video of a performance from a barbershop summer camp I went to in 2016.) School-wise, I have been in chorus since 5th grade. I love the feeling of being in a chorus! (I especially loved my SHS chorus family ♡) Now that I am no longer a part of Sutton Schools I sing with the Festival Choir and Alden Voices at WPI. I have also been lucky enough to participate in the Massachusetts Music Educators’ Central Districts Choir as an alto (even though I’m kind of starting to like singing soprano). I take voice lessons in Worcester, MA. In my lessons, I work on mostly showtunes and classical pieces, but I also enjoy singing old-timey country and popular songs, too. Come to think of it, I love to sing pretty much anything!

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CDMMEA Senior Central Districts Chorus

Location: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Community Service

Every junior at Mass Academy is required to complete at least fifty hours of community service before the beginning of the senior school year. I have done a mix of community service activities to fulfill this requirement.

I was already a Sunday school teacher at Lifesong Church in Sutton, MA before coming to Mass Academy. I typically work with four-year-olds. I love singing, playing, and eating Goldfish with them on Sunday mornings. Also, I was a team leader for a group of grade-age kids at Lifesong’s summer vacation Bible school program. VBS at Lifesong is a week-long camp full of outdoor activities. Like Sunday school, there was a lot of singing and snacks at VBS. I did find working with older kids (because I am so used to preschoolers) to be a different (but positive!) experience because they are so independent. You can watch a video with some clips of the week at 2017 VBS here.

In the summer of 2017, I taught ukulele lessons at the Sutton senior center. I loved getting to share the enjoyment that is playing ukulele with such awesome people!

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Last Ukulele Class Summer of 2017

Through Mass Academy, I helped at a school open house. I hung around the classrooms and shared my experience as a Mass Academy senior with parents and kids interested in the Academy. Also, I proctored at a Pi Day Math Competition for middle schoolers through Mass Academy. I’m not on the Mass Academy math team, and I had never been to a math meet before the Pi Day Math Tournament. I’m glad I helped out because I got to watch a bunch of kids be super excited to take multiple math tests all day, which is not something I see often.

Thank you for taking a look at my site! If you would like to contact me, my email is arwren@wpi.edu. Background credit: ProgressiveStupidity