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Sean '21 | New York, N.Y.

One of the main reasons why I love The Hill is because it’s a place that allows for personal growth. The Hill provides the structure and outline to build upon aspects of your life such as interest in sports and academics, friendships, and diversifying your knowledge about the world with clubs. I feel lucky to have an inclusive community like Hill that allows students the freedom to grow into who they want to be. One of the key factors in finding personal happiness is surrounding yourself with people who care for you; The Hill genuinely is a place where everyone cares for each student.

Boarding/Day: I am boarding student

Activities at Hill: I participate in strength and conditioning during the fall season to prepare for varsity ice hockey (winter), and lacrosse (spring). I also play the cello in The Hill School Orchestra.

Favorite Hill memory or tradition: My favorite Hill School tradition is Hill vs. Lawrenceville Weekend. This is a fun time when the entire School comes together to cheer each other on as we take on our rival, The Lawrenceville School. This weekend is a time when it's evident how much Hill’s community cares about and supports one another.

Classes/teachers that have influenced you in some way: Mrs. Neiswender, Hill's director of instrumental music, who is so much more than just my Orchestra teacher. I started playing the cello when I was eight years old and I have played ever since. However, before I got to Hill, I stopped playing due to my passion for hockey. When I arrived at Hill, Mrs. Neiswender helped me rekindle my passion for playing the cello. She also has helped me develop my character by showing me how to have fun and enjoy what you are doing, while at the same time stay focused and disciplined. I am extremely grateful to have her as a teacher. 

Fun Facts About Sean:

What is one thing you cannot live without? Apple juice

What is your favorite song to sing in the car? Raf by ASAP Rocky

What is your favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni

Coffee or tea and how much of it? I don't drink coffee or tea

What is your go-to snack at The Grille? Bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel

Who would pay you in the movie about your life?  Quavo from Migos

Favorite vacation destination: Monaco

What would the title of your biography be? The City That Raised Me