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Fun facts about Sophia
Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts.
Three words I use to describe Milton: Friendly, active, and filled with opportunities
Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is the quad during the fall and spring. It is so great to see everyone outside relaxing and talking with each other.
Favorite Forbes meal: One thing in Forbes Dinning Hall I love is the pasta bar.
Favorite course: One of my favorite classes was my precalculus class junior year. By the end of the year, our teacher gave us choices on what was wanted to learn, and the class was always a fun, collaborative place.
Favorite Milton memory: One of my favorite Milton moments was after dance concert my freshman year. The cast aways does a chant/ dance circle, and it was such an exciting way to end the performance and feel a part of the production.
Activities: At Milton, I am an orange and blue head tour guide, yearbook layout editor, dance team captain, performer and choreographer in the dance concert, girls varsity track co- captain, and I participate in the community engagement opportunities on campus.
Why I chose Milton: I chose Milton because everyone was so welcoming and kind when I toured. I knew that at Milton, it would be a great environment to try new, exciting activities surrounded by kind peers.
Fun facts about Chris
Hometown: Hingham, MA
Three words I use to describe Milton: Passionate, rewarding, and wide-ranging
Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is the top floor of the AMC. The space has great light and a sleek feel—it is just a nice place to pop up to every once in a while.
Favorite Forbes meal: Chicken and waffles
Favorite course: One of my favorite courses at Milton was my sophomore Spanish class. The class itself was an amazing learning experience, and, in a small environment, we had a fun sense of community.
Favorite Milton memory: One of my favorite memories at Milton was the fall carnival as a freshman. Held in September, the carnival was a great opportunity to meet new people and break the ice with people who are now close friends.
Activities: Within the Milton community, I am an OBK head, Senior Class Representative, Senior Editor for the Milton Measure, a board member of the investment club, a member of the varsity lacrosse team, and a peer tutor.
Why I chose Milton: When visiting, I loved how the school helped encourage student’s passions in various areas of interest. Milton is an environment where you reap what you sow, and I loved the idea of a place that could help foster my passions.
Fun facts about Amelia
Hometown: Hong Kong
Three words I use to describe Milton: Vibrant, immersive, tight-knit
Favorite location on campus: My favorite place on campus is definitely the quad. It’s where most of the fun happens: pretty foliage and sunsets in the fall, snow ball fights in the winter, picnics and spikeball tournaments in the spring.
Favorite Forbes meal: Garlic knots and breadsticks
Favorite course: My favorite course so far is People in the Natural World. Especially during the pandemic year, our weekly nature journal assignments were the perfect excuse to sit outdoors, write, and catch a break from all my zoom classes.
Favorite Milton memory: The halloween of my sophomore year, my dorm had a pumpkin carving contest between our family groups and we had to reenact what we carved out in a skit. My group ended up carving a jar of spice, each dressing up as one of the spice girls, and performed our re-written version of Wannabe.
Activities: OBK co-head, International Students Club (ISC) co-head, Asian Society board member, board and member and director of content creation for the Woodblock Press, swim team
Why I chose Milton: I chose Milton for its beautiful campus and its community. No matter what classes you’re taking, what clubs you’re involved in, or what dorm you’re living in, there will always be a supportive network of friends and faculty backing you up.
Fun facts about John
Hometown: Weston, Massachusetts
Three words I use to describe Milton: Friendly, curious, exhilarating
Favorite Place: The main lobby in Kellner Performing Arts Center because it’s a great place to either get work done or hang out with friends. Besides, who doesn’t like the ambiance of a student or class masterfully playing music in the background?
Favorite Forbes meal: Not technically a ‘meal’, but waffle fries all the way!
Favorite Course: My Latin “Roman Historiography” course last year! Not only was the intersectional study of literature, Latin, history, and culture incredible, but it was also just so fun to be surrounded by a small group of invested students and by a teacher who was always jumping up and down with excitement (sometimes literally) about the content.
Favorite Milton memory: My favorite memory (so far!) at Milton was opening night for the Freshman Follies, which was my first show in high school, and I was, predictably, very nervous. The audience was packed with students and teachers, which certainly did not help my nerves, but when we started they were all so supportive, cheering, clapping, and screaming our names whenever we did something hard!
Activities: Co-coordinator of Milton’s LGBTQ+ affinity space, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Milton’s new political newspaper the Milton Academy Patriot, co-head of Certamen (Latin trivia club), co-head of Improv Club, choreographer for Winter Dance Concert, and member of the Speech and Debate team. I have done two musicals, two plays, two sketch comedy shows, and the Freshman Follies, and last year I was a Junior Class Rep (class co-president and my class’s representative in the Student Government).
Why I Chose Milton: I chose Milton because I (correctly) guessed that there are more things here than I could take advantage of if I could go through high school twice. This wealth of opportunity has meant that I am constantly doing things I love, and I am constantly surrounded by people just as excited to be there as I am.
Fun facts about Grace
Hometown: Milton, MA
Three words I use describe Milton: Creative, supportive, unique
Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus would definitely be the student center because it is one of the main and most common spaces in which every single upper school student can come together to relax, enjoy a snack, hang out with friends, and even get some work done!
Favorite Forbes meal: Chicken and waffles
Favorite course: So far my favorite course at Milton has been sophomore year chemistry because I was able to bond with my teacher and peers like never before while also being able to engage in hands-on experiments and enjoy informative games.
Favorite Milton memory: One of my most favorite memories at Milton was the glow dance my freshman year. One Friday night after practices and games everyone joined on the quad in white t-shirts ready to take a break from school and get completely covered in glow in the dark paint. Once all of the kids were satisfied with their works of art, we went into the gym and listened to music and danced and had an absolutely carefree night on campus!
Activities: I am a co-head of TextlessLiveMore, an editor in chief of the yearbook, a member of SECS, am on both the field hockey and lacrosse teams, and I actively participate in community engagement.
Why I chose Milton: I chose Milton primarily because of its sense of connection amongst all of the students and teachers. That being said, one of my other favorite times at Milton when everybody is out on the quad playing spike ball, listening to music, relaxing, and having fun with friends and even faculty too is truly what sold this feeling of inclusivity and connection to me and, nonetheless, sold the school to me.
Fun facts about Emmanuel
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Three words I use to describe Milton: Fun, Inclusive, Diverse
Favorite place on campus: Kellner is my favorite place on campus because of the auditorium and music rooms. It is also the place that I spend the most time in due to my involvement in the arts at Milton.
Favorite Forbes meal: My favorite meal is definitely and emphatically the chocolate chip cookies. I do not know how to describe them, but just know they taste like love.
Favorite course: My favorite course so far was my English: Human Condition class with Ms. Bond because we read amazing texts such as Paradise Lost and Sweat, and philosophized about what it means to be a human being.
Favorite Milton memory: My favorite Milton memory is between playing Dorm Dodgeball or Knockout with other dorms.
Activities: I am involved in the Theater productions, Speech Team, Spoken Word, Miltones, Onyx, African Student’s Association, Christian Fellowship, Science and Engineering Club, and Philosophy Club.
Why I chose Milton: I chose Milton because it was the school that demonstrated an active interest in who I was as a person, and cared about and actually valued what I could add to the community, and my choice has proved to be the right one so far 🙂
Fun facts about Anna
Hometown: Hingham, Massachusetts
Three words I use to describe Milton: Supportive, engaging, challenging
Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is Pritzker Science Center because the glass classrooms allow you to see all the exciting things happening in other classes.
Favorite Forbes meal: Chicken fingers!
Favorite course: My favorite course that I’ve taken so far at Milton was Honors Chemistry. My class was really connected and lively, and I enjoyed the opportunity to see the subject matter firsthand in the lab.
Favorite Milton memory: My favorite Milton memory was our soccer game against Tabor sophomore year. They were the top team in the ISL at the time, and we were able to beat them in a very close game. The energy of our team was amazing, and a lot of other students came out to support us. This was a time when I felt especially connected to not only my teammates, but to the Milton community as a whole.
Activities: OBK Head, Secretary General of Model UN, Head of Habitat for Humanity, Helix Magazine, SGA (secretary), ISS, Peer tutor, Varsity Soccer, and Varsity Lacrosse
Why I chose Milton: I chose Milton because of the supportive environment. Milton challenges you to get outside your comfort zone, and your classmates are always there to cheer you on as you try new things.
Fun facts about Neha
Hometown: Boston, MA
Three words I use to describe Milton: Welcoming, motivating, lively
Favorite place on campus: I like the student center because you can talk to your friends, get a snack, or study there. You also end up interacting with people you might not usually talk to, especially people outside of your class.
Favorite Forbes meal: Chicken and waffles
Favorite class: One of my favorite courses I’ve taken at Milton so far has been Topics in Psychology. I enjoyed that the content was very applicable to daily life.
Favorite memory: I really enjoyed playing gotcha my freshman year. It broke up what can be a pretty difficult stretch of the school year before break, and I got to know some different members of my class better.
Activities: I’m a senior editor on the Milton Measure, part of the speech team, a board member of FLLAG and Amnesty International, and a transitions mentor.
Why i chose Milton: I chose Milton because I had fantastic interactions with all the faculty and students I interacted with when I visited. The students were kind and eager to talk to me about the school, and the faculty seemed truly interested in students’ lives and their well being.
Fun facts about Yavuz
Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
Three words I use to describe Milton: Welcoming, balanced, kind
My favorite place on campus: Goodwin House! My dorm has been the most important part of my growth as a person at Milton, and I have formed some of my most meaningful friendships and memories there.
Favorite Forbes meal: Thanksgiving Dinner, served at lunch
Favorite course: My favorite course so far has been Mr. GwinnLandry’s English Reading Consciousness class. The readings were genuinely interesting and led to some fascinating discussions over the year, and the writing assignments, while certainly challenging, always felt illuminating.
Favorite Milton memory: My favorite memory is the time my dorm watched the Super Bowl together during my Freshman year. I think that the excitement and sense of camaraderie in the common room at the time really made me feel at home, not to mention the delicious snacks made by Goodwin Faculty.
Activities: I’m mainly involved with the Chess Club, the Magus Mabus Music Board, and the Individual Student Support (ISS) team.
Why I chose Milton:I chose Milton because I wanted to challenge myself academically, and I thought that boarding would help me develop a greater sense of independence and self-sufficiency than previously.
Fun facts about Talia
Hometown: London,UK / Guam, USA
Three words I use to describe Milton: Collaborative, supportive, and magical
Favorite place on campus: My favorite place on campus is the officials box on the turf field. At the beginning of spring, when the sky is clear but crisp, the light shines perfectly across the campus and it’s the most peaceful place to be.
Favorite Forbes meal: Pesto grilled cheese from the panini machine
Favorite course: My favorite course has been US in the Modern World. Over the two years of this course, we covered a variety of topics and were able to dive deep into conversation each class.
Favorite Milton memory: My favorite Milton memory is sitting on the quad in May during a free and hanging out with friends, listening to music, or playing spikeball. This is when I feel Miltons campus is its happiest and you can feel the good energy everywhere.
Activities:I am a co-head of SAA, Multicultural club, Piece of Mind magazine, OBK, and 3fu a capella group. I manage three varsity sports and am a member of the development ambassadors. I also help take photos for the MA athletics instagram.
Why I chose Milton: Both of the times I visited Milton I was impressed by the beauty of the campus but what ultimately stayed with me were the stories my guides told me about how much Milton meant to them. Their love for the school convinced me that I would be embraced by the community here and that I would want to embrace it back.
Fun facts about Elliot
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ
Three words I use to describe Milton: Supportive, Energizing, Authentic
Favorite place on campus:My favorite place on campus is Straus Library since it has these really comfortable sofas and hosts many campus events like our open mic night called Beatnik.
Favorite Forbes meal: Pesto pasta from the salad bar
Favorite course: My favorite course has been History of Modern China with Mr. Lou since we had great discussions about China both past and present.
Favorite Milton memory: One of my favorite Milton memories is sledding on Observatory Hill with my dorm after a big snowstorm.
Activities: I am a co-head of the peer writing tutor program and our liberal political club called FLLAG. I also compete on the speech team, volunteer at a local elementary school, run cross country, and sail on the sailing team.
Why I chose Milton: The academic and extracurricular opportunities at Milton are amazing, but what struck me the most when I attended revisit day was how happy the students were. I love how easy it is at Milton to transition from class to hanging out with friends in the student center or on the quad.
Fun facts about Zoe
Hometown: Duxbury, Massachusetts
Three words I use to describe Milton: Exciting, supportive, challenging
Favorite Place: My favorite place on campus is my dorm, Millet House. I love the exciting and welcoming energy the dorm gives off because of all of the awesome people I live there with.
Favorite Forbes meal: Chicken and waffles
Favorite Course: My favorite course I’ve taken is Creative Writing with Mr. Simoneau. I loved this course because I was able to further explore my interests of writing poetry, short stories, and plays while learning how to offer and receive feedback in meaningful ways.
Favorite Milton memory: My favorite Milton memory is definitely Glow Dance. During Glow Dance, everyone covers their shirts with neon paint and dances in the dark gym, literally making us “glow.” I love the energy of the event and how everyone loves to go all out, making it a special night.
Activities: OBK Tour Guide, Field Hockey Team, Ice Hockey Team, Lacrosse Team, Chamber Orchestra, Co-head of Wildlife Conservation Club, Co-head of Women in Athletics, Milton Measure, Milton Paper, Managing Editor for Piece of Mind, Community Engagement volunteer, SECS head, Dorm Council
Why I Chose Milton: I chose Milton because I wanted to be a part of a supportive community that would allow me to try new things and challenge myself. As soon as I stepped on campus and witnessed the welcoming and energetic atmosphere of the school, I knew that Milton was a place I could thrive in.
Fun facts about Teddy
Three words I use to describe Milton: Collaborative, Global, and Effervescent
Favorite Place: My favorite place on campus is the Quad, especially during the early Spring when Spikeball nets start to replace the snow.
Favorite Forbes meal: Chicken and Waffles
Favorite Course: My favorite class has been Ms. Seplaki’s Biology class. The combination of the challenging coursework and the great group of classmates made for a very thought-provoking and memorable experience.
Favorite Milton memory: Some of my favorite Milton memories are from our Freshman soccer practices. The competitive scrimmages, poorly completed drills, and team banter helped me get to know my class in an authentic, fun way.
Activities: On campus, I’m a head tour guide for the OBK, senior editor for The Milton Measure, member of the Public Issues Board, peer writing tutor, member of the golf team, and head of Stang Stories, a podcast that interviews Milton alumni (check out our website here!).
Why I Chose Milton: I chose Milton because of the people I encountered on my revisit day. The students and faculty I met extended a hand to me then and have continued to do so through classes and activities over the past three years.