Wilbraham & Monson Academy - Review #4
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||2006-2011|
|Sports and Activities:||- Girls V Basketball: 5 years, captain for 2 years. - Girls V Field Hockey, 5 years, captain for 1 year. - Student Government, VP 1 year.|
|College Enrolled:||Hartwick College|
|Home Town, State:||Boston, MA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I attending WMA and unlike any other private school I was able to receive a global education, create great relationships and visit places all over the world.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
- learning sports - becoming a leader - growing as a person and looking at new things
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
-Be open and understanding of new cultures and experiences.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
- the sports
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
LOVE SMITH HALL! Mr. Swanson is the best and is a great mentor.
1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved being an athlete at WMA. The coaches strive for success and teach you how to create goals which help for the future. I was also able to learn new activities and become a leader in all my sports. I received the highest award an athlete can receive at graduation. This I will remember for the rest of my life.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
very small and quiet town. humble
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
very diverse. Not cliquey and for the most part everyone is friends and gets along. Very small grade classes which help everyone get to know one another.
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