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

Josie Friedli ’20
Liz Torrey


Hometown: Easton, Maryland

What I miss the most Due to Virtual Term: Spending time outside. As I am stuck inside more, I keep picturing the green grass of the Front Lawn, sitting outside on a towel on a warm afternoon, doing my work and enjoying the view. I am so lucky to be able to say I went to a school as pretty as ours. How often do you hear of a high school with their own pond! I had also made it a goal of mine to walk all the way around the pond in the spring, but I never got to do that. I hope I can come back and accomplish this!

Favorite SAS memory/tradition/place: It was my sophomore year English class with Mr. Speers, and I was sitting right next to him. I took a sip of water... and a second later one of my classmates said something hilarious, andI laughed out loud and ending up spraying Mr. Speers and his 25 year-old notes. It was more embarrassing than anything but it ended up being the class joke for the rest of the year. Then, junior year, I had English with Mr. Speers again and brought a tea to class and somehow knocked it over on his notes again. Needless to say, after that nobody wanted to sit next to me when I brought a drink to class. Not sure why this is what sticks with me but it is one of my most vivid memories, probably because of how embarrassing and funny it was. 

Advice to Underclassmen & Future Students: Be comfortable with being uncomfortable. I know you probably hear this all of the time, but it is the one piece of advice that I took to heart and carried around with me at SAS. I came as a super-quiet freshman, never thinking I would give an announcement, be a part of a club, or be an outspoken teammate; however, knowing that so many people believed in me, I decided to try new things and I am so glad I did, because I learned how fun it is to reach out and talk.