Priyanka '21 | Long Island, N.Y.

I love The Hill because of the people! I know I will never meet the same kind of loving, weird, and down-to-Earth people than those here at Hill. My friends, classmates, and teachers always make me smile, and they truly are my second family. I love them all, and I will miss everyone when we graduate.

Priyanka '21 | Long Island, NY

Boarding/Day: Boarding

What activities are you involved in?: I am a member of the varsity girls' soccer and crew teams, as well as the student-led club, G.U.T.S. (Girls Understanding Their Strengths). I also serve as the vice-president of the Student Philanthropy Council and the Student Government Association. 

What is your favorite Hill School memory or tradition:  I loved jumping into the pool with my friends to celebrate the boys' water polo team's win over our rival, The Lawrenceville School!

Classes/current teachers that have influenced you in some way: Mr. Miller’s U.S. History class has been the most influential class I have taken during my time at Hill. Not only is the classroom dynamic more fluid, but his class was not confined to just facts. Instead of copying notes, memorizing them, and then taking a test, Mr. Miller taught me how to embrace my curiosity and to keep asking questions. To take it a step further, we would connect everything that we were learning in class with things that currently were happening around the globe. Mr. Miller showed me how to interpret texts and information in an informal, but engaging atmosphere. The classroom setting that he created was something that I looked for when deciding where to apply to college.

Fun Facts About Priyanka:

What is one thing you cannot live without? Noodles and Soup

What is your favorite song to sing in the car? OMG by Usher

What is your favorite pizza topping? Bacon

Coffee or tea and how much of it? As much Arizona Iced Tea with Ginseng and Honey as possible!

What is your favorite Dining Hall meal? Chicken fingers and mac and cheese

What is your go-to snack at The Grille? Jalepeño potato chips 

What is your favorite show to binge-watch on Netflix? The Flash