Mackenzie Medina

Activities & Positions: What activities and sports are you involved in? How many years have you participated? Do you hold any leadership positions?

I play for the girls’ soccer, basketball, and lacrosse team here in school. Even though I have only been a student here since sophomore year, I have played soccer and basketball for all my years at Shipley. As for lacrosse, I started just last season. For my senior year, I will be captain of the girls’ soccer team. I am also a co-president of the athletic committee. 
Favorite Club: What’s your favorite club and why? What do you do in the club?

My favorite club is Conspiracies Club. I like this club because we have a lot of open discussions on various situations in our life today. 
Favorite Class: What’s your favorite class at Shipley?  What do you like about the subject and the teacher? Did you always enjoy this subject, or did it take you by surprise?

My favorite class at Shipley was Mr. Farr’s Calculus AB class. Math has always been my favorite. The class was very interactive and he was also available to help me frequently. 
Favorite Shipley Memory: What do you think of when you think of Shipley? What’s one of the best things you’ve experienced here?

When I think of Shipley, I think of a small, amazing community. Every member of the community is always looking for ways to improve it. One of the best things I’ve experienced at Shipley is being a part of the soccer team. We have always been a very competitive and fun team to be on. 
Most Valuable Lesson Learned: What have you learned during your time here? 

I have learned numerous things throughout my time at Shipley, but one of the biggest lessons I learned is to advocate for myself. Everyone is there to help you, sometimes you just have to ask for it.  
Advice to New Students: What advice would you give yourself back when you started at Shipley? What tips would you pass on to new students? Are there any activities/traditions they should be sure to take part in?
I started at Shipley as a 10th grader after going to public school my whole life. I would recommend getting to know all of your teachers and meeting with them frequently. There is plenty of time to see them during the day and they can really help. My tip is to use your free time wisely. Also, if you are an athlete, playing a fall sport is an amazing opportunity to meet people before the school year. Super Saturday is my favorite day of the year, and I would definitely recommend going!


The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.