Major/Area of Interest: Journalism/Political Science
The Shipley Beacon (Head Editor); Vinyl Club (Founder)
Who was your most influential teacher and why?
Mr. Maurer, because I had him for three years and he radically changed how I write (for the better!).
What was your most memorable experience at Shipley? The Ellis Island simulation in 3th grade.
What does Courage for the Deed; Grace for the Doing mean to you?
It means trying your hardest even if you fail.
Complete this sentence: Shipley has prepared me to…
…face the challenges of college with a good, set foundation of learning.
Reflections on your time at Shipley:
I think Shipley has spent the last 14 years preparing me for life. From the time I was little, the School instilled the value of working with others. While this was initially hard for me, as someone who didn't like collaborating or really being around other people in general, it forced me to become more social and accepting of my peers. Overall, this made me a much more interesting and outgoing person.
I also think Shipley did a good job of exposing us to other viewpoints. Whilst it might seem childish from the perspective of a senior in high school, the third-grade Ellis Island simulation did a wonderful job of showing the Lower Schoolers how difficult coming to America was for immigrants.
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.