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

Lila Feldmann ’20
Liz Torrey


Hometown: That’s a complicated question but I’ll say Silver Spring, Maryland and Maputo, Mozambique.

Favorite SAS memory/tradition/place: My favorite place on the SAS campus is the band room. Not the big orchestra room, but the band room with a code that people don’t know exists until they find it. Kwashie and I discovered it sophomore year and then discovered that we both liked to play music, so he would play the drums and I would sit and sing and strum my guitar. Then one day we asked Dustin if he would want to come with us and try to pick up the bass. He learned very quickly. We were playing in there one day when Isabel, my roommate at the time, came in and started playing these incredible songs on the piano that she had written herself. Thus our band was birthed and dubbed Capture the Sunset. My bandmates are people who I know I can always count on and that room is the place that helped me find them. 

Community Impact Project: Junior year I led the Walk for Water at SAS and raised $1600 to help build wells in Malawi. That project was something I was very passionate about because I have lived in multiple countries where water deprivation is a serious and pressing issue. It was amazing to see Mr. Roach, who we all see as this powerful leader, humble himself and carry a bucket of water on a 5k to understand someone else’s experience. The project also got me involved in the St. Andrew’s community service program which led to me to join the team that runs the Special Olympics Fall Festival on campus, which was yet another inspiring and humbling experience. 

Advice to Underclassmen & Future Students: Take the thing that you do, and the thing that people expect you to do, and then, just for fun, do the complete opposite. My most memorable SAS experiences have been when I was doing things that I could never have seen myself doing. This spring I tried dancing for the first time because I’ve always let the fact that I have size 11 feet and a propensity for tripping stop me. I did the whole dance and didn’t trip once! At the end of my junior year I wanted to be on Moss so I spontaneously joined my friends (who I didn’t know very well at the time) Mia and Charlotte in a triple. They are now two of my closest friends and people who I deeply trust. The unexpected is always (always!) the more interesting path to take.