Senior Spotlight: Moriah Campbell
Moriah Campbell’s experience at Indian Creek since coming to the school in sixth grade has been one of discovery and emerging passions. After initially enjoying math in Middle School, she’s come to love writing in high school.
“In the beginning I really liked math, but then I realized I like to write,” said Campbell. “I found that out last year. Ever since then I’ve been writing, and I love it. In AP Lang with Mr. Monack, he would make us write and write, and I hated it at first. But then I got the hang of it and realized, ‘Oh, this is not that bad.’ To me, essays now are easier, and when anyone complains about writing essays, I’m like, ‘Okay, I’ve got this.’”
She carried her love for writing into Journalism and Publications as a senior, where her short- and long-form stories on people and events this year will feature prominently in the school’s yearbook. Throughout, she has paired her developing reporting skills with continued development of her own writing voice through free writing. “I like journalism,” said Campbell. “I also like free writing, because I get to express how I feel about a certain topic.” Moriah will continue to pursue this passion next year at North Carolina Central University.
As a four-year soccer player, Campbell has enjoyed playing with teammates and pushing the Indian Creek girls soccer program to new heights. “I’ve loved every year of soccer, especially last year when we made it to the championship,” said Campbell. “I’ll never forget that moment. I was so nervous!”
As a member of the Black Student Alliance and the service-oriented Key Club, Campbell has been an active member of the school and broader community. She said at Indian Creek, students can always get involved in something new to them, citing her own participation in Newsies, the school musical, as a sophomore.
“That was really fun,” said Campbell. “At first I wasn’t sure about it because I don’t sing or anything, but I really loved it.”
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland. Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.