Basketball (Varsity Captain)
Lead Tour Guide
Sports Writer for Voice Magazine
Attending: Brown University
- What are your plans next year?
- Did these interests start at Thayer?
- What comes to mind when you think of Thayer?
- What do you think makes Thayer unique?
- What was your most challenging class at Thayer?
- What was your most memorable academic experience?
- What’s your favorite Thayer tradition?
Definitely. There’s a real emphasis on being a global citizen here. I participated in the exchange program with our sister school in France. My family hosted a girl named Annalise earlier this year, and I’ll be staying with her this summer in Cannes. She’s been giving me books to read, movies to watch, and songs to listen to to help improve my French. She’s been a great teacher and friend.
My time on all the fields and in the gyms. Every single day after school for the past 4 years I’ve been with a team at a practice or a game. It’s been a huge part of the experience at Thayer and who I am today. I feel like I was formed at Thayer through my sports teams. Athletics helped me become a better leader and captain, and helped me form friendships across all the grades.
The vibe of the community. I looked at other secondary schools, and I felt like people weren’t as supportive, happy or as nice. The atmosphere comes from the teachers, administrators, students, every level of the community. It’s not a pressure cooker at all. When I was out sick people would send me entire pages of notes and test preparation without me even asking. People here have perspective, which is really important for me to be around since I'm bit of a perfectionist.
AP US History. My 10-page research paper about the Japanese Internment Camps was the best paper I’ve ever written. My writing really came together, I was forced to hone my analytic writing skills and balance the big picture with smaller details. It was my hardest but most enjoyable class at Thayer. I really liked the material and Mr. Donnelly made it come alive.