Darlington School - Review #5
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1996-1998|
|Sports and Activities:||Baseball, Cross Country, Video Yearbook, Poetry club, French Club|
|College Enrolled:||Clemson University|
|Home Town, State:||Athens, GA|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
We had mandatory after school activities that really pushed me out of my shell as a typically introverted person. I carried varsity letters in baseball with a state championship as a manager and it helped me understand my role as a statistical thinker. I wouldn't have gotten that out of a normal school.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I graduated! I was on a bad path before going to Darlington, they helped me get back on a correct path.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Not gotten busted drinking during Summer School. I presented myself poorly. Luckily, there was 1 get out of jail free, second time would have been expulsion. I learned and didn't do it again, some of my classmates didn't learn and were gone 3 weeks later.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
It was friendly, the teachers were great and enthusiastic.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I hear my dorm got torn down, so I guess you can't go there. But enjoy your walk around the lake, you'll do that a lot ;)
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Rome is a small, beautiful town. I loved going to the coffee shop on the weekends and meeting the locals. Lots of good hiking too.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Day students and dorm students interacted well and were able to hang out together. Having off periods was helpful for making friends as well.
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