Rustler News

  • Lifetouch Picture Day - Sept. 6

  • Labor Day - Sept. 3

  • First Day of School - Aug. 29

Gray studies at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Clara McClain, Editorial Board

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Just days after summer break started for the CMR student body, senior Ayana Gray was on a plane headed for an intense six weeks of college instruction.
She spent six weeks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Boston campus taking the physics, calculus 2, humanities, computer science, and bio chemistry courses with 73 other students from across the United States and one student from Mexico.
“I had to go through a very intense application process in order to get in,” Gray said.
She took this opportunity to look more closely at the campus and the academics offered at MIT to decide if she wants to apply to attend the university next fall.
“[I fell] in love with the idea of college and freedom and being surrounded by students your own age 24/7. It made me realize all that MIT has to offer,” she said.
Gray’s top three college choices; MIT, Harvard, and Boston University, are all in the Boston-Cambridge area, which she also fell in love with during her six weeks there.
Traveling to Boston and just hanging out on campus with all the friends she made in her time there, was one of her favorite pastimes.
“I’m too broke for the world, but they had some great stuff,” Gray said of shopping in Boston instead of Great Falls.
As well as wandering the streets of Boston, the group traveled up to Maine for a day, where they spent time on the beach.
“It was super fun, like they had an amusement park on the beach,” she said.
In preparation for college, Gray is enrolled in an online mathematics course through MIT.
Gray said she is looking forward to her life after high school, especially now that she has some experience living on her own in a dorm under her belt.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Writer
Clara McClain, Editorial Board
Hi! I’m Clara McClain and I’m the interview/student outreach coach here at the Stampede for CMR. I have been on staff for four years, since I got to be involved when I was a freshman. I enjoy long walks on the beach, the Wonder Woman movie, and writing. I talk about my dogs and cats...
Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Gray studies at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    FEATURES

    “Put Up Chairs” sends choir seniors out the door

  • Gray studies at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    FEATURES

    Students in woods class prepare for finals

  • Gray studies at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    FEATURES

    Spanish teacher looks forward to a busy retirement

  • Gray studies at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    FEATURES

    Biology 3-4 students explore complex systems of sharks and other organisms

  • Gray studies at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    FEATURES

    Promposals sweep social media and girls off their feet

  • FEATURES

    Pets a staple in every science classroom

  • Gray studies at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    FEATURES

    From the Alamo to the maple trees, the diversity of dual citizenship

  • Gray studies at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    FEATURES

    Weber seeks support for struggling students during “Graduation Matters” week

  • Gray studies at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    FEATURES

    Teacher is picking up what the NSTA is putting down

  • FEATURES

    All-Girls Auto Tech takes shop by storm

The student news site of C. M. Russell High School
Gray studies at Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology