Evan Spector ’16 Currently Attending: University of Pennsylvania Years at Shipley: 12
Activities & Positions: Admissions Ambassador, Will Trippley Tutoring, Varsity Baseball, Handbell Ensemble; Co-Vice President of the School, Co-Head of Chess Club
Strategies to Succeed Shipley has been my home for 12 years. I have learned to become a strong student and a compassionate person. Throughout all 12 years, the classes have definitely been challenging. Through these, I learned the importance of managing my time and reaching out to peers or adults in times of need. After spending much of my life at Shipley, I feel completely prepared to begin the next chapter of my life. I know that college will present challenges, but Shipley has taught me strategies that will help me conquer these difficulties throughout my life. I am confident that I am prepared both as a student and as a compassionate, caring person.
Building the Confidence to Explore One of my favorite parts of Shipley has been the extracurricular activities. At first, though, I was not comfortable joining clubs; I did not know many of the older students and I was afraid of stepping out of my comfort zone. The teachers and administrators all encouraged me to get involved. So, before I knew it, I was part of Student Government, Will Trippley Tutoring, Chess Club, and others. Because of my strong relationships with teachers, I was able to take some risks. Shipley has encouraged me to take risks while providing me with a safe environment for failure.
Plans for Fall 2016 Next year, I will attend the University of Pennsylvania. I am undecided about a major but I am very excited about the ability to take a wide variety of classes.
Future Ambition My future ambition is to find an area of study that I am passionate about and use this to guide me towards a career. Although I am not sure what I want to study, I hope to love what I am learning and share my knowledge with others.
Shipley has prepared me to thrive academically in the future and become a confident leader in any community.
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.