Darlington School - Review #9
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1977-1980|
|Sports and Activities:||Soccer, football, cheer-leading. Glee club and theater. YMCA President. Hall Proctor. Social Committee|
|College Enrolled:||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Home Town, State:||Atlanta, GA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
A great "old ivy" type of Boarding School. Was once all male - I was in the last class of Darlington men. Now is coed. I can't imagine going to school and living with girls...
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
While I resisted going to Darlington at first, it was the best experience of my life. It prepared me for college in a way that living at home never could.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I can't imagine what I would have done differently, other than going in ninth grade rather than waiting for tenth.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the experience and I now love saying that I attended The Darlington School.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
No final words of wisdom. Just go and take it all in. The entire experience will mean so much to you once you graduate.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Dorm life was as is expected. Kind of a "Hogan's Heroes" experience. Learning to live with a roommate as a young person. Having a window on your door, covered by a towel, so that proctors could look in on you at any time.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Rome, Georgia, a small town in Northwest Georgia.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
We dated local Rome girls. We also had a girl's school nearby, Thornwood School, where most of our dates came from. The two schools have now merged into one Darlington School.
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