Michael '21 | Shanghai, China

I love The Hill School's tradition of holding ourselves to a higher standard. We are a loving community filled with respect and honor.  

Michael '21

Boarding/Day: Boarding

Activities at Hill: I play water polo in the fall, and I swim in the winter. I am involved with student-led clubs such as We Matter, Science Olympiad, and Model UN. I've also been working on an organization outside of school -Shanghai Paws - to raise awareness and provide support for a local dog shelter. 

What is your favorite Hill School memory or tradition: During my third form year, the boys' varsity water polo team lost to Lawrenceville by one point and the entire team was disappointed. However, the JV team did not let that get us down and we ended up playing great water polo! We beat Lawrenceville 10-9 and it was so great to see Coach Jones smile. I bonded with my teammates and we will always remember this game!

Classes/teachers that have influenced you in some way: Mrs. Hudak, for being such a great adviser; Mrs. Agnew and Ms. Snyder for constantly pushing me past the limit; and Mr. Nelson for just being an absolute beast. 

Fun Facts About Michael:

What is one thing you cannot live without? My boys and Hong Kong Wok
What is your favorite pizza topping? Pineapple, dried mango, and white truffles
What is your favorite Dining Hall meal? Chicken tenders. They also serve killer brownies.
What is your go-to snack at The Grille? Philly cheese steak, the "Elliot" breakfast sandwich, chicken fingers, Caesar wrap, Doritos, strawberry yogurt, and Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
What is your favorite show to binge-watch on Netflix? Blue Mountain State.