Bella '21 | Douglassville, Pa.

At Hill, we are challenged to step out of our comfort zones and encouraged to be a part of all aspects of the community. This brings students and faculty together as a family and truly embodies The Family Boarding School. 

Bella '21

Boarding/Day: I was a day student for three years and I now live on campus for my sixth form (senior) year. 

Activities at Hill: I am a member of the varsity field hockey, swimming and diving, and track and field teams. I also serve as the assistant executive director and co-executive head of marketing for the Mini-THON club.

Favorite Hill memory or tradition: I love the strong sense of community at The Hill, and how involved everyone is wherever you go on- and off-campus! My favorite Hill School tradition is seated meals in the Dining Room with your advisory, team, and friends. I also really enjoy the School's long-standing and competitive rivalry with the Lawrenceville School. The week leading up to athletics competitions is filled with Hill pride as we enjoy spirit days, pep rallies, and bonfire. 

Classes/teachers that have influenced you in some way: During my English 1 class, Mrs. Neese taught me how to write a descriptive essay as well how to think for myself and to voice my opinion whenever I feel necessary. In my 20th Century History class with Mrs. Zwoyer, I learned how to look at history and the world differently. This skill has helped me voice my own thoughts about everything ranging from politics to speaking up in the classroom.

Fun Facts About Bella:

Coffee or Tea? French vanilla iced coffee. I love it, and I get it from the Grille as often as I can.

Favorite Grille Snack: Sour Patch Kids Watermelons or a breakfast sandwich.

Favorite Dining Hall Meal: Hands-down the turkey burgers are the best. They are amazing!

Favorite Vacation Spot: The Sassafras River in Chesapeake City, Maryland or North Captiva Island in Florida.