Wallach Family Military Scholarship
Meet Emily Fairfield '22 and Kyle Murray '22, The Hill School's Wallach Family Military Scholars
I am excited to be part of such a fantastic community, supported by kind and helpful faculty members, where I can thrive. I want to learn and grow, and The Hill really allows me to do just that. I am grateful to the Wallach family for this opportunity to achieve so much more than I would have if I hadn’t come to Hill.Emily Fairfield '22 arrived at The Hill in the fall of 2018 as a third form student and our second Wallach Family Military Scholar. She joined the cross country team and has made personal records with the help of her coaches She plans to participate in winter track and is most excited to join the crew team in the spring. She also will help with the Operation Smile Club. Emily's father is a Colonel in the U.S. Army which is a challenging, yet rewarding life for children. Emily has lived in eight different states and attended nine different schools throughout her life. Without the Wallach Family Military Scholarship, Emily would have to attend three different high schools, including starting over at a new school as a senior. The scholarship gives Emily stability in her life, academics, and sports.
I am deeply grateful to the Wallach family for this opportunity to be at Hill.”Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Kyle Murray ’22 has had the typical path of a military child moving from place to place throughout his life. His father, Kevin, is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and is a Colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps and works at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory in Manassas, Va. Kyle and his family have lived in seven cities and Kyle has attended six schools. He is excited to put down roots at Hill and take advantage of all Hill has to offer. Kyle holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, wrestles, and is currently serves as goalkeeper for Hill’s JV water polo team and plays the trombone in Jazz Ensemble. Kyle has brought with him to Hill a deep interest in computer science, engineering, and robotics.
I am so grateful for the Wallach Family Military Scholarship. Hill never would have been an option without it. Having the opportunity to attend The Hill School for three years and make friendships that I know will last a lifetime is a blessing.
Amelia Sniffin ’19 arrived at The Hill in the fall of 2016 as the first Wallach Family Military Scholarship recipient. Prior to Hill she had never been at a school for three years, living in five different states and spending more than four years in Germany. Amelia’s father, Colonel Peter Sniffin, is a member of The Hill School class of 1981 and a Chaplain in the U.S. Army. Amelia was involved in many areas of campus life. She served as head dormitory prefect, deputy news editor for The Hill News, a member of the varsity girls’ basketball team; a volunteer at the local Boys’ and Girls’ club, and co-president of the Spiritual Life Committee.