30 January 2015
Last month EGHS alumni flooded back to town to celebrate the holidays with family. For many students it was a time to reconnect with old friends, teachers, classmates, and teammates and to learn from each other about our adventures beyond East Greenwich.
Our college experiences are unique, but they share one common thread. East Greenwich High School gave us the skills, knowledge, practical experience, and desire to succeed as students and human beings in the next stage of our lives.
The rigorous high school program of study prepared us for the challenges of academic life in college. We are poised to build relationships with peers and professors and to advocate for ourselves and others when necessary. We possess the confidence to get involved in sports, drama, clubs, and other extracurricular groups, and are eager to volunteer our time and talents in our local communities and beyond because of our time as Avengers.
At Harvard, Professor Mankiw’s challenging Microeconomics course was digestible because of the excellent instruction [in the Social Studies Department]. Likewise, EGHS English classes ... prepare students to read and think critically and to write with precision and passion. Those skills proved invaluable at Harvard this year.
Across the country at Stanford, advanced chemistry classes teaching quantum mechanics to nuclear magnetic resonance build upon the strong foundation gained from [the Science Department]. Teaching students to think critically and methodically, EGHS teachers and classes equipped us with the skills needed to tackle ordinary differential equations or analyze Emma Goldman’s work on feminism. This strong high school education establishes life skills essential for success at any university.
We thank you, the EGHS faculty, and staff for your time, effort, and dedication. We move forward to fulfill our goals and dreams because of your commitment to our education.
Andrew Miner Heather Shen
Harvard 2018 Stanford, 2018