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

Beck Sturmfels ’20
Liz Torrey


Hometown: Middletown, Delaware

Favorite Class/Team/Club/Activity: I really enjoyed being on the cross-country team because I was so close with everyone around me. The team dynamic was so amazing and it was such a welcoming group of people. We were all very comfortable with each other from the beginning and we were able to have a lot of fun whilst still running hard and striving to compete at a high level. 

What I miss the most Due to Virtual Term: I find myself truly missing my friends most of all. Being without the people who have helped shaped me into the person I am today is really difficult and I miss being with them every day. We all still get on Zoom to talk to each other, or group FaceTime, but its not the same as being there in person as a group. 

Powerful Experience: I’d have to say that my most powerful experience was more of a privilege that we all enjoyed senior year. Becoming seniors means that you have a little more freedom when it comes to on-dorm time and this meant that almost every night there would be a group of guys in the Baum common room just sitting there and talking. Since a lot of our day is very scheduled and we can’t always interact with one another due to sports or our academic schedule, these moments were super-important in helping us form deeper and more meaningful relationships. 

Recall in a Decade: My love for learning new things will stick with me the most. A lot of students don’t talk about how SAS instills a joy of learning in you through each teacher’s enjoyment of what they're teaching.

Three Words to describe SAS: Uplifting, unforgettable, powerful.

Advice to Underclassmen & Future Students: Try to talk to everyone in your grade and get to know them the best you can. I wish I had talked to more people in my class because now that I’m at home, I find myself missing everyone, no matter how well I knew them. 

Long-Term Hopes & Aspirations: I hope that I can find a great job doing something that I love and that I can continue to stay connected and keep in touch with classmates far into the future.