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

Katerina Kourpas ’20
Liz Torrey

 

Hometown: Newark, Delaware

Favorite Class/Team/Club/Activity: The Environmental Stewards! This is the most passionate group of people I have ever come across. Not only did they inspire me with their many ideas about sustainable development, but they made me understand the power of spending time in nature. 

What I miss the most Due to Virtual Term: What I miss the most about St. Andrew’s is the abundance of smiles and greetings I receive from all my peers and teachers when I walk through the halls. Whether it is one of my best friends or someone I do not get to talk to very often, a simple “Hi Katerina!’” never fails to brighten my day. 

Favorite SAS memory/tradition/place: The Square Dance. There is nothing better than promenading all around the Front Lawn on opening day with the most inspiring student body I have ever met. 

Powerful Experience: Being the host family for Pia Mozdzanowski ’19 during my sophomore year. During her year at SAS, Pia was more than just a classmate. She would always collaborate with me on physics homework, motivate me in the pool during swim practice, and was always eager to teach me how to bake her favorite German foods. To this day, I still consider Pia my sister. 

Community Impact Project: During my junior year, I founded the Adaptive Dance Program. Every week, I got to teach dance to local students with disabilities and even got to choreograph dances for them to perform in our school productions. 

Recall in a Decade: I’ll never forget how amazing my dorm experience was. No matter how good or bad my day was, dorm was always a place of positivity. Whether we were all huddled in our dorm parent's apartment watching a movie, or staying up on a Saturday night in the common room laughing and sharing stories, there was definitely never a dull moment.

Advice to Underclassmen & Future Students: It is okay to ask for help. All your classmates and teachers want to see you succeed and will do anything for you to achieve your goals. Give yourself grace when you make mistakes. This place is about learning who you are as a person, not about being perfect. Each and every person at SAS loves you for you.