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“The adults are interested in more than just your grades. They want to know how life is in general, and they are always there to support you when you need it.”

Sydney - Senior Evergreen, CO

“Andover students are passionate about their interests and they aren’t afraid to show it,” says Sydney. “They go all in, and that is something that constantly inspires me.” When this Colorado native arrived on campus, she felt like she already was at home. Prior to the opening of school, Sydney spent a few days at a volleyball camp in Maine with her new team. “Being a part of the sports teams has played a huge role in my life on the Hill.” She credits her activities on and off the field with helping her to meet new people. “I’m also an editor for BOSS, the feminist publication on campus,” adds Sydney.

She will admit to feeling nervous when she thought about moving to a new state and not knowing anyone. “I remember a sense of panic set in when I first arrived at that team camp,” Sydney explains. “One of the seniors, though, took me around and introduced me to everyone—and she didn’t even know me!”

It’s not just her interactions with her peers that Sydney cherishes, it’s also the support she feels from the faculty. “The adults are interested in more than just your grades. They want to know how life is in general, and they are always there to support you when you need it.”