At Vandegrift, Adriana excelled at Spanish, earning induction into the National Spanish Honor Society and becoming a National Hispanic Scholar. She also was a National Commended Scholar. Outside of class, she played tennis and served on the student council and in the student ambassador program, where she became lead tour guide. As a Baldwin Honors Scholar at Drew, she’ll major in art history and minor in Spanish, with hopes of participating in the New York City Semester on Contemporary Art and studying abroad. Oh, and as a Yankees fan, she’ll also see some home games in the city.
“A lot of good comes with the small size. Not only do you get to know your peers at a more personal level, the interactions you can have with the faculty and staff are that much greater than what you can experience at a large public institution. I feel that the faculty is there to help you achieve your goals and point you in the right direction. Also, there are endless opportunities offered due to the proximity of Drew’s campus to N.Y.C.!”
David channeled his ability to write analytically and creatively in Millbrook’s history and English classes and in particular enjoyed anthropology and psychology. Outside of class, he ran cross country, played lacrosse and pursued his passion for the visual arts, becoming part of a studio program during his senior year. He also started a gaming club that became one of the biggest on campus and served as a peer counselor. At Drew, he looks forward to studying philosophy, joining clubs and making new friends.
“I’ve heard great things about it from my faculty advisors and thought it was a great option due to its proximity to New York, tree-heavy campus (my previous school was in the middle of a forest, so proximity to nature was a must for me) and strong philosophy program.”
Quinn’s passions include baseball and reading, which he shares with the elementary school children that he tutors at Chagrin Falls Park Community Center. He also helps them hone their math skills. In baseball, he made second team all state and first team all conference. At Drew, he’ll study business, as he’s particularly interested in the stock market and entrepreneurship. He’ll also continue to play baseball.
“The location. I love being right outside New York City—it’s amazing. I also love the campus, which is beautiful.”