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

Parkie Mosley ’20
Liz Torrey

 

Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey

Favorite Class/Team/Club/Activity: Friday morning Breakfast Bible Study because it gave me something to look forward to each week. It was a routine that had me coming back to campus happier and more grateful than I was when I first stepped into the van. 

What I miss the most Due to Virtual Term: I miss the impromptu study hall dance or Pictionary breaks in Amos that were definitely not productive. I miss watching movies with friends on Sunday afternoon, telling ourselves we were studying because there was an open notebook nearby. I miss being able to have conversations about anything from politics to Minecraft during dinner. I miss playing spike ball on the Front Lawn and swimming in the pond or walking in the woods. I miss my people and I miss SAS more than I ever thought was possible. 

Favorite SAS memory/tradition/place: My favorite SAS tradition is definitely the Frosty Run. Trying to explain this concept to anyone outside of the community is near impossible, but that’s what makes it so exciting. A group of 75-ish high schoolers taking hundreds of pictures in ridiculous matching t-shirts eating at Wendy’s with a sasquatch running around? Only at St. Andrew’s. 

Powerful Experience: One of my most powerful memories from SAS was my first day as a new sophomore when a group of returning girls ran into my room, introduced themselves, then practically dragged me to the Square Dance. I didn’t know anybody, and still these girls showed me the SAS ethos within the first few hours on campus. It was this moment that I knew I had made the right choice to come to St. Andrew’s. 

Advice to Underclassmen & Future Students: Take pictures with your friends all the time. Not only when you’re all dressed up for hapel or prom, but on dorm or during a study hall break. My favorite pictures of my friends and I have been taken at times when we’re all wearing sweats with messy hair and no makeup. These are the real moments of SAS. Don’t take a second of your time there for granted or wish away the best years of your life. I found myself wishing certain days to go by faster just to get to the next break, but right now I would do anything to have more time there.