Category Archives: Students

  1. Joana Nikolova ’19: I Want to Be an Aerospace Engineer

    August 22, 2019 by American College of Sofia

    “I want to be making satellites
    and outer space projects that
    expand human knowledge.”

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  2. Vladimir Gospodinov ’18 and the Stars in the Night Sky

    August 6, 2018 by American College of Sofia

    I don’t think you can ever be truly happy if you don’t love yourself.

  3. Ivan Ivanov ’18: You Cannot Compare a Medal to Making Someone Feel Proud of You

    June 18, 2018 by American College of Sofia

    If something doesn’t go the way you hoped it doesn’t mean it’s going wrong, it just means it should have taken another direction.

  4. Maria Grozdanova ’18: Happiness Is Perfect in Its Own Way

    December 20, 2017 by American College of Sofia

    At the beginning of 8th grade, I thought Not a single chance for me, a fresh new student here, to go and perform in front of everyone. None of my friends were going to join the group, so I thought Next year, maybe. But once I saw the BG Drama performance, I was so amazed by the work of the students, I clearly remember Matthew Loukanoff in the main part, I knew I was definitely going to join the year after that.

  5. Kosara Tsoneva ’17: Always on the Go

    July 6, 2017 by American College of Sofia

    I’m one of those people who are just energetic and like to be always on the go, who once that they’ve started with something, want to see it through. Breaks are needed, I take them sometimes, but I get pretty bored (laughing).

  6. Trayan Trayanov ’01: Those So-Called ACS People

    May 31, 2017 by American College of Sofia

    ACS encourages this kind of self-discovery and exploration, but it also changes you at a deeper level – the way you view yourself, your place in the world, and your relationship to others around you. It’s not possible to just drift through this school. Rather, there is a slow-motion alchemical reaction that unfolds as you pass from grade to grade. You change fundamentally during your time here. ACS in turn permits itself to be changed by each one of its classes.

  7. Nelly Afzali ’17 and Nia Alexieva ’17: Drawing Inspiration From People and the Present Moment

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    December 21, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Nelly: I think that the one thing I truly dislike in the school system in general is that the focus has shifted from learning to memorizing, from creating something meaningful to writing just enough to get a 6. Our brains are filled with rubrics that we have to follow and the whole purpose of thinking is lost.

    Nia: […]Happiness is when I do the things that I love and want to do. That’s my goal in life.

  8. Radosveta Gencheva ’15: My Dreams Rely on The Power of Knowledge

    August 1, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    By learning enough and diving deep enough, you can maintain your interest in any subject area and this is most easily inspired by people who share their knowledge and experience with enthusiasm and who are truly devoted to what they do. Almost always they have the clear sense that they are doing this in order to serve others and this is what makes their lives meaningful.

  9. Angel Kozlev ’16: When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Free

    July 5, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Juggling is like art but is much more physical than photography and, like dance, is complicated to explain.

  10. Georgi Gospodinov: Never Stop Wondering

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    May 26, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    There may be 10-15 books that will remain important to us, but until we find them we’ll have to go through entire libraries. Read, purposefully or randomly. Read when you’re frightened or calm. When you’ve been turned away or you have turned away someone, in either case the pain is great. Words can comfort. They can hurt too, of course. Don’t be afraid of being hesitant, unsure, or of trying the taste of sorrow sometimes. People are made of that too. We are immersed in a culture of success that constantly urges us to show strength, confidence, to rush and win. I confess that some of the most important events of my life are those that never happened. The things that never happened, like the loves that never happened, sometimes last longer and sprout a different kind of knowledge.