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An Episcopal, co-educational 100% boarding school in Middletown, Delaware for grades 9 – 12

Abby Sahs ’20
Liz Torrey

 

Hometown: Andover, New Hampshire

What I miss the most Due to Virtual Term: I miss being able to walk through the hallways during breaks and catch up with my peers face-to-face. I could talk with one of my teachers, crack jokes with a friend in the Dining Hall as I make myself some tea, or sit down and do a crossword puzzle along with anyone else who walks by Cierra Martinez’s computer screen and wonders what we are doing. Cherish those little moments and breaks throughout your day because they make your SAS experience so much brighter. 

Favorite SAS memory/tradition/place: Will Rob might disagree with me on this, but there’s a special kind of bonding that takes place at night on dorm, especially if you stay up a little late. The night before we left for Christmas break this year, all of K dorm stayed up to clean and ended up having a huge feast in the common room in order to eat the food that was still in our fridge. We danced, joked, and talked about our lives as we tried to figure out whose food we were allowed to eat next (be respeKtful, asK the person first). That was such an incredible moment for me, and being able to get to know and bond with my fellow Kweenz of K was worth the guilt of not working on my TransAtlantic essay instead. 

Advice to Underclassmen & Future Students: Form your own opinions and ideas about your peers instead of just listening to other people’s complaints or gossip. When I was a new sophomore, I missed out on a lot of friendships because I wasn’t confident enough to reach out to my classmates and really get to know them. Instead, I let myself get carried away by rumors and my peers’ opinions because I wanted to fit in, when I could have been a lot more friendly—and more happy—if I had let more people in and kept an open mind.