What do you like best about living and studying at Thacher?
One of the things that I appreciate most about Thacher is the ability to participate within the community in so many different ways. I work hard as a student, captain the soccer team, rock climb, ride horses, sing in the Chamber Choir, help out in the outdoors program, and serve as a prefect for sophomore girls. Thacher allows you to continue doing the things you know you love while also giving you many opportunities to discover something new.
What advice would you give to a student thinking about coming to Thacher?
Come visit!! It's one thing to look at pictures and read comments about the School online, but to just walk around, see the beautiful campus, experience the welcoming community, and interact with current students and faculty really allows you to envision yourself as a Thacher student and decide if it is the right place for you.
What has been your favorite class that you've taken at Thacher and why?
Mr. Carney's Honors U.S. History course has been my favorite class and also one of my most challenging. Mr. Carney pushed my writing skills to a new level and strongly encouraged me and my class to care and to be knowledgeable about the world around us. Mr. Carney intertwined history and current events, making his class interesting and relevant, especially because it ran concurrently to the 2016 presidential election.
What is your favorite Thacher tradition?
Every Saturday night, if you were to go to our head of school's home, you would immediately be welcomed into my favorite Thacher tradition: Open House. At Open House there is something for everyone, be it singing and dancing to "throwback songs," playing an intense game of Bananagrams, watching a movie, playing ping-pong, or munching on Ms. Mulligan's deliciously famous chocolate chip cookies. A true testimony to Thacher's sense of community, Open House is warm, inviting, fun, and something I look forward to every weekend.