Class Year: 2013
Entering Year: 2009
Hometown: Lebanon, Pennsylvania / Vail, Colorado
Residency Status: Boarding
Athletics: Varsity Soccer, JV Baseball
How did you hear about Andover?
My grandpa went to Philips and so the name of the school came up from time to time in my house. Honestly, though, I had no idea of what an ‘Andover’ was until my parents suggested that I consider applying.
Why did you choose Andover?
For the instant feeling ‘this is where I’m meant to be’ that I got the moment I set foot on campus. Before my first visit, I felt weary of a future at boarding school but as soon as I actually got to school and got to see what an incredible place it is, I knew Andover was for me.
Favorite faculty member:
It’s a tossup but if I’d have to pick just one I’d say Ms. Hawthorne. She took what I thought I knew about English class and turned it all upside down. I’ve never learned more in a single year than I have with Ms. Hawthorne.
Why do you enjoy giving tours?
I love to meet prospective students and make their visits the best that they can be. It wasn’t long ago that I was receiving the tour instead of giving it and I haven’t forgotten how I felt that day.
Favorite Paresky Commons food:
Favorite Susie's food:
What do you do during your down time?
I listen to a ton of music (most of which my roommate hates). FIFA and NHL for the xbox are also super fun after a long week.
Favorite Andover tradition:
Head of School Day. How can you not love an extra day off of school?!
Best thing about being a boarding/day student:
As a boarding student in a large dorm, I live with over 30 of my closest friends. That’s an experience that as an only child I would have never even come close to at home.
One thing you would change about Andover:
If I made the rules I’d move sign in to later in the night, especially on the weekends.