Hometown: Newtown, Pennsylvania
Groton activities: Debating Society, Circle Voice columnist, John Jay Society head, Young Republicans head, lacrosse
Most surprising when you first arrived at Groton: The pieces of history sprinkled throughout the Circle were an incredible sight to me when I first stepped on campus. I was especially in awe of the Schoolhouse’s collection of presidential letters, many of which are dated from well over a century ago.
Favorite class: My World and the West (world history) class has often been the highlight of my day. Although learning such a vast topic in less than a year can initially seem daunting, Ms. Lamont’s engaging discussions and her fascinating tidbits of historical insight have made for an awesome learning experience. The course also enabled me to gain a significantly more sophisticated and in-depth understanding of the world around me.
Most memorable Groton moment: My first morning Chapel felt surreal—everything from Mr. Moriarty's organ playing to the stained glass windows created a truly breathtaking scene.
Favorite Dining Hall food: Cheesecake! There’s no feeling quite like the elation of coming into the Dining Hall after a long day and seeing these simple but tasty confections resting on a platter.
Favorite place to study: It is in the cozy, quiet environment of the McCormick Library that I do some of my best work; plus, it’s also stocked with chess boards and countless magazine subscriptions if I ever need a study break!