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“Harvey is not about taking tests and memorizing answers, but rather experiencing the material through labs and demonstrations, field trips, or reenacting scenes from Shakespeare.”
|12th Grade – Activities: Basketball, Lacrosse, Model UN, Student Council, College: University of Michigan|
My family has been a part of Harvey’s community for eleven years. I can remember being in 4th grade, coming with my parents to Family Weekend, and shaking the hand of the Headmaster. Coming to Harvey feels like being a part of an extended family. My sister, Alexandra, is a 2007 Harvey graduate. She went on to Villanova University, and is currently attending St. John’s Law School.
Harvey is not about taking tests and memorizing answers, but rather experiencing the material through labs and demonstrations, field trips, or reenacting scenes from Shakespeare. AP English, with Mrs. Mahony, is my favorite class. Her knowledge of books, theater and poetry illuminate historical and modern works. I love to venture into the minds of authors and dissect how they have formulated the work. There is never a dull moment in English, and this class epitomizes the passionate learning environment we have at Harvey. While my English teachers seem critical when critiquing my writing, they have helped me become a better writer. I also enjoy being able to take electives like Genetics, Psychology, Marine Biology, History of Art, and Play-writing.
The guidance and devotion of teachers encourage kids to pursue their interests and talents in the arts, clubs, and sports. Students find their own place because there is a niche for everyone. One of the best things about Harvey is the extra-curricular program, where individuals find their passions. This also allows students to make friends and experience different and challenging areas. My friends have found a love for video production, politics, singing, and science.
For me, lunch is a time to be with friends and catch up. The Commons is always bustling with seniors. If it’s a nice day, we move outside to the Quad to sit with friends, or throw around a football or play lacrosse. During a stressful day, it’s always nice to have a welcoming group of kids, ready and willing to focus on music and relaxing.