Eddie McCann ’15 Currently Attending: Wesleyan University Years at Shipley: 6
Activities, Positions, Awards: French horn in school orchestra, Economics Club President, Parliamentary Debate Team Captain, Tennis Captain; Havemeyer-Dobie Award, Merry Tropp Sportsmanship Award, Spanish Prize, Mary Law Starr Prize
A World of Offerings Shipley pushes and develops its students in such different fields. I found that I could engage and grow in clubs, music, and athletics while also working diligently in my classes. I entered Shipley with passions in music, business, and tennis, and the School’s existing offerings and ability to accommodate new interests created a perfect match for how I operate as a person and student.
Learning by Failing Shipley has prepared me well for my life beyond high school, because I learned how to both succeed and recover from failure in a variety of settings, whether on the stage, court, or in the classroom.
Confidence to Explore Some of my favorite moments came on days when I walked into school with my backpack, tennis bag, and French horn, because I knew that my day would include these activities and friends who were also passionate about their work in and outside of the classroom. My involvement in different areas of student life provided ample opportunity to take risks, and I am confident that I will handle future challenges with the same confidence as I did while at Shipley.
Plans for Fall 2015 In the fall of 2015 I will attend Wesleyan University.
Future Ambition I do not have a future ambition; at the moment I am excited to continue my studies in many different fields at Wesleyan.
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.