I grew up in Wilmington, Massachusetts, a town with a high school similar to the one in the Movie Grease. I was going nowhere and Mount Hermon saved me. I was woefully unprepared for Mount Hermon – academically, socially, politically and emotionally. I lacked it all, and my first years were a struggle.
But gradually with the help of friends, teachers, and the Mount Hermon community, I began to figure things out, and the trajectory of my life fundamentally changed. I credit many of the positive things in my life to the lessons learned during those formative years.
My family paid what they could afford, but the majority of my education was paid by the generosity of Northfield Mount Hermon alumni. And so now, because those alumni gave to a school community that changed my life, I give back what I can.