|Natalie Benefield, Class of 2019|
Natalie is a sophomore at The Oakridge School, where she entered school in Kindergarten. At Oakridge, Natalie is a member of the field hockey and soccer teams, as well as an active member in the school’s orchestra. She spends most of her time practicing her cello which is, in her opinion, what she does best. Natalie plays her cello in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and the Fort Worth Youth Chamber Music Program, where she performs year round at venues such as Bass Hall and the University of North Texas. Besides playing the cello, Natalie enjoys reading books, but mostly Harry Potter. If you asked her what her greatest accomplishment was, she would probably tell you it was reading the whole series 8 times. Natalie also takes pride in maintaining a 4.0 GPA, which is hard when another one of her favorite hobbies is binge-watching Netflix (primarily The Office and Grey’s Anatomy).
Natalie will be presenting her paper “Victor, Voldemort, and Villainy” during the 3rd block in Session D, titled “Reading Frankenstein Comparatively with other Texts.” Her presentation will take place in the middle school Black Box Theatre on the 2nd floor of the Fine Arts building at 1:15pm.