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

Ava Sekowski ’20
Liz Torrey

 

Hometown: Bel Air, Maryland

Favorite Class/Team/Club/Activity: My favorite class was Global Studies: Current Issues in American and International Policies, taught by Will Robinson. I loved this class because of the varied of students and backgrounds as well as the way current events shaped our class discussions. I learned so, so much in this half-semester class through the readings and the passionate discussions about American policies. From our discussions of immigration policies at the Middletown Starbucks to watching the impeachment trials, I think anyone in D-block Global Studies can agree that this class was so impactful. 

What I miss the most Due to Virtual Term: Other than missing my all my friends and the best roommate ever, Dana, I miss living on Pell and having duty nights the most. I loved getting to put the Pell girls to bed and I wish I had valued it more while I still could do it. Every duty night on Wednesday the girls would bring their energy (and noise) to the halls of Upper and Lower Pell. Even though it, sometimes, required much persistence to get everyone (on Upper) to brush and wash and go to their rooms, I always loved getting to hear about their days and what was going on in their lives.

Powerful Experience: During my senior year, I was able to somehow convince Will Rob to drive myself and six other seniors to New York City directly after class to watch a film and participate in a discussion on the future of human rights at Columbia Law School. This experience showed me the incredible lengths the faculty are willing to go to to give us meaningful and impactful experiences. It also showed me the uniqueness of St. Andrew's students: my peers wanted to spend six hours in a car only to be in New York for a total of about three hours. To me, this proved that St. Andrew’s students value knowledge and experiences above anything else. It made look at the community here differently and better appreciate all the values the school stands for and all the things the school does for its students. 

Three Words to describe SAS: Community, mindset, and quirky.

Long-Term Hopes & Aspirations: I aspire to live a life of fulfillment though helping others.