Football (Varsity, Captain)
Community Council (President)
Lead Tour Guide
Project DEEP volunteer tutor (and former student)
Martin Richard Foundation Challenger Program volunteer
Attending: United States Military Academy at West Point
- How has Thayer influenced you both as a student and as a person?
- What was your most challenging class?
- Who is your favorite teacher at Thayer?
- What do you plan to study in college and why?
- What will you miss most about Thayer Academy?
- What’s an interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?
- What is your most memorable academic experience?
- Who inspires you the most?
- What’s one of your favorite quotes?
- In what grade did you start Thayer, and what advice would you have given yourself on that first day?
As a student, I’ve learned to be more efficient with my time. With sports and activities, it’s common to be at school from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 at night, so you need to manage time effectively. That can mean taking advantage of free periods to visit teachers. As a person, I’ve become more responsible. Over my seven years at Thayer, I’ve tried to become involved in as many things as possible. It’s a smaller community, so you’re held accountable.
Can I pick two? Ms. Lukens, who has been my mentor on the Community Council since my freshman year, has taught me the importance of being positive. Anytime I have a problem, I go to her office. And I’ve had Mr. Burke for two classes and four years of football. He’s the most conscientious and prepared person I’ve ever met.
Freshman year, in Mr. Dunn’s World History, we completed a month-long, seven-page paper. It was pretty rewarding to know you could research enough for seven pages. Also, in AP Government, we did Mock Senate Trials where we were grilled by real attorneys on various topics. You had to really know your subject.