Please list your activities and any positions held: Varsity Soccer, Indoor Track, Many Clubs
Who was your most influential teacher and why?
I think Mr. Clement was a very influential teacher because he was very caring of his students, and he was well-rounded and always helped me out whenever I needed something in the class or outside of school.
What was your favorite class and why?
My favorite class was the Prohibition to Pop class that I took my senior year. I enjoyed the history class because I learned a lot about military leaders and how their government affected their decisions. I also learned a lot about the CIA influencing the leaders of other countries which impacted the world we live in today. I also liked my classmates and I think Mr. Amidon did a great job teaching everyone the material.
What was your most memorable experience at Shipley? My most memorable experience was playing soccer at Super Saturday last year because it was the first time that I had ever played while being watched by my peers, teachers, and parents. It was a lot of fun and I had a great game. I also got lots of volunteer service hours helping out little kids playing games during the event.
Complete this sentence: Shipley has prepared me to… be a well-rounded person who is not afraid of any challenges they could face in life.
Reflections about Shipley
I think I am a great example of the perfect Shipley student who learns from their mistakes and tries to help out others. I think Shipley prepared me academically for college because it was very challenging. My sophomore year was very difficult because I had many challenges in school and outside of school. Academically, it was a process to have to meet with teachers whenever I was struggling with something. Even when I would meet with a teacher 1-on-1, it was a lot of work and I would spend lots of time working on something. I was very persistent with working with teachers to learn something and I think that I am ready for any challenges I face in college.
I think with sports I had lots of fun playing soccer and meeting new people. All the people I met in soccer I had a special bond with them because we needed to work as a team on the field no matter how old they were. Being a part of the team, I was working with Thom and he helped me a lot find a college to play soccer at. He really cared about me and my college decisions and I would not be where I am if I did not play soccer.
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.