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“The students here are so genuinely caring and welcoming that PA felt like home so quickly.”

Rosie - Junior Macon, GA

“There are more girls in my dorm now than were in my whole grade back at my old school,” says Rosie, who loves bonding with the ‘big sisters’ in her cluster. “The students here are so genuinely caring and welcoming that PA felt like home so quickly.”

“You’re never bored here,” she says. In just her first year, Rosie has become fully immersed in PA life. She is a member of MOSIAC (a multicultural affinity group), Hypnotiq (Andover’s hip-hop dance club), volunteers at a local nursing home and plays both soccer and lacrosse. “There are so many things to try. I’ve never done hip-hop dance or lacrosse but Andover has something for everyone. It’s a blast.”

Rosie has even discovered a passion for feminism through her videography class, submitting a short film through the Girls Leadership Project. “The whole process really inspired me. Andover has helped me to recognize things that I never knew I had inside of me,” Rosie says. She is hoping to build on that confidence and start a spoken word and slam poetry club next year.

Her best memory from her junior year? That’s easy. “Andover/Exeter Weekend was awesome!” Rosie says. “I painted my whole face blue, used my blue sheets as a cape and went all out. It was one of the best things I’ve done so far.”