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

Griffin Batson ’20
Liz Torrey

 

Hometown: Quincy, Massachusetts

What I miss the most Due to Virtual Term: I miss the everyday interactions I would have had with friends, teachers, dorm parents, and coaches. I miss the excitement, joy, and wisdom I gained from these conversations. 

Community Impact Project: This past year, I had the privilege of serving as one of the student coordinators of the mentoring program. It was enlightening to see just how much work goes into sending out the almost 150 students each week. The often unrecognized behind-the-scenes work is worthwhile because I know that each and every student we send out is having a positive impact on their mentee. It is my hope that other St. Andrew’s students will undertake the role and feel the same sort of passion and satisfaction that I have enjoyed this year. 

Recall in a Decade: My relationships. The friendships I have made at St. Andrew’s will not disappear simply because we are not together. As Will Rob noted, we have so much to look forward to—“St. Andrew’s will not be the best time of your life or the best time with each other.” I have the rest of my life to continue to build and cherish these friendships, because they are the type that will persevere despite the fact that we are apart. 

Advice to Underclassmen & Future Students: Enjoy every moment with your friends, take every opportunity you have, and make the most out of your time at SAS. Yes, I have heard this just as much as you have. However, I didn’t realize how true it was until our senior year was cut short. I would give anything to share one more dinner, one more School Meeting, one more class, one more practice together with all of you. Seize every moment you have at SAS, because you never know when it could be over.