Eve Fleisig cracking code of high school


Active and integrated in her communities, junior Eve Fleisig proudly gives her all in everything she is associated with. Having lived in the DC area all her life, Fleisig comes from a half-Argentine, half-American family and grew up speaking both Spanish and English at home.
One club Fleisig takes pride in is Girls in Code, where girls have the opportunity to be taught Python programming after school. Being the co-president of the club, Fleisig is glad that she and the other girls in the club have the opportunity to “share [their] love of all things computer-related” in a relaxed setting together.
Fleisig is also the captain of the Science Bowl team, a team that competes against others that tests their scientific prowess. “I’m looking forward to our competition in January, with mostly new members,” Fleisig said.
One thing Fleisig is proud of is her involvement with the It’s Academic team. When she first joined the team, Fleisig described it as a “small, somewhat obscure club run mostly by seniors.”
When the seniors in charge graduated and left Fleisig in charge with her co-captain, she was left scrambling trying to run the club with little experience to go on.
Fleisig decided to take initiative in running the club, going to online forums, and asking experienced quiz bowl teams for advice on how to run the team.
She gathered new resources and practice quizzes to up the game of her team. “[Eve has] always been an amazing leader and club president because of the amount of dedication and hard work she puts in to everything she does. She really is the glue that holds the team together,” junior and It’s Academic team member Martin Rakowszczyk said.
Although Fleisig had done much to get her team to where it is today, she insists that the recent successes of the team are attributed to the team’s knowledgeable teacher and coach, Brett Bentley and her teammates. “We have people enthusiastic about everything from geography to the Beatles, and I think that passion comes through in our competitions,” Fleisig said.
Bentley praises Fleisig, impressed with the fact that she is “one of the most determined students I’ve ever come across and when she sets her mind to something she gets it done.”
Fleisig also has passions outside of school. In her free time she enjoys playing the violin as well as reading, writing, hanging out with friends and catching up on British TV shows.
During the summer Fleisig participates on a dive team and she spends her Saturdays at a Spanish school.
A lesser known fact about Fleisig is that she is “ridiculously passionate about all aspects of languages and logical systems.” This is true whether it be foreign languages and word origins, or even ciphers, programming languages and music theory.

Aaron Levine

Back Page Editor