Sasjha '21 | Los Angeles, Calif.

I love Hill because of its close-knit, supportive community. I can truly say that I feel at home here. Everyone - students and faculty alike - is so nice and welcoming and comforting, and they all genuinely care about you and your wellbeing. We all want each other to succeed and grow, not just in the classroom but in the world in general. I couldn’t imagine myself going to school, let alone living anywhere else. It may sound cliché, but Hill truly is The Family Boarding School.

Sasjha '21
Boarding/Day: I’m a boarding student. I participate in community service during the fall term, and track and field in the winter and spring terms. I also am a member of Black Student Life (BSL), Woman of Color at Hill (WOCAH), and Hill Spa Clubs.

Favorite Hill memory or tradition: My favorite tradition is seated meals, especially lunches. Not only is it a great way to become closer with students and faculty you may not have otherwise known, but it also is a great time to connect with teammates or fellow thespians. I also love spoon banging during Hill vs. Lawrenceville Weekend and having Family Nights in the dorm every Tuesday night.

Classes/teachers that have influenced you in some way: During my third form year I took Class Piano, which was my first time playing piano. Not only did I absolutely love learning to play an instrument, but I also loved my amazing teacher, Mrs. Neiswender. My math teacher, Mr. Gettings, is hands-down the best math teacher I’ve ever had! He made math - a subject I’ve never particularly liked - one of the best experiences I’ve had in any classroom. Lastly, it would be very remiss of me not to mention the greatest biology class the world of education has ever seen. Ms. Weissbach  - and every student in my third form biology class - made that the best class of the year for me.

Fun Facts About Sasjha:

What is one thing you cannot live without? Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream and Netflix Comedy Specials

What is your favorite song to sing in the car? You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me by Cher

What is your favorite pizza topping? Bacon and jalapenos

Coffee or tea and how much of it? Coffee - as much as I can get!

What is your go-to snack at The Grille? Two chocolate chip cookies and/or a Strawberry Pop Tart

Who would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Kerry Washington or Viola Davis