A three-sport athlete, Aline Malek manages to excel in all three seasons while leading the school as Student Council President, maintaining a vigorous piano practice, and performing among the top students in her class academically. A member of five cross country state championship teams, Aline finished second in the state five times in the past six years. She contributed to four track & field state championships, with one individual state title in the 1600 relay and three titles each in the 400 relay and the 3200 meters. In 2021, she and her teammates took the Girls Soccer team to the state quarterfinals.
Aline and fellow seniors Ava Allam and Arden Frantzen were recognized as Composite All-Academic Scholar Athletes, earning unweighted six-semester GPAs of 4.0. All three are members of ESA’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society. Aline will attend Duke University in the fall and plans to follow a pre-med track.
Asked what she’d tell younger students about their time at ESA, Aline advises, “Take advantage of every opportunity. It’s worth it. Try different things until you find what’s good for you. It’s not about doing everything. It’s about finding what’s unapologetically yours.”
"I've had no bad year at ESA," she adds. "I've had such a good time because I've always been able to make connections and to take advantage of opportunities to play sports, meet with teachers, develop relationships, and enjoy the beautiful campus and the warm community."