Anna Picciano ’17

University of Pittsburgh
Anna is able to deftly apply the skills she learned in George School’s English classes to college.

What are you studying in college?

I am studying Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh. I will be continuing my education after I get my bachelor’s to become a physical therapist and obtain my doctorate. Over the summer I worked at Comprehensive Sports Care Specialists in Newtown as a physical therapist aid, which was a lot of fun. The physical therapists showed me how to stretch patients, how to do special exercises in different situations, and how to use tools I did not even know existed. They also explained more about the job while giving me hands on experience. It was a lot of fun and very exciting.

How did George School prepare you for life after commencement?

Being honest, George School was more difficult than my freshman year of college. I have made the Dean’s List every semester so far, and I placed out of the basic freshman English course. I attribute this to my teachers Colette Weber and Ralph Lelii; they helped me improve my writing.

I attribute my success thus far to George School and miss it so much. I could not be more thankful for the experience I had there.

More about Anna:

In addition to being a prefect, Anna was on the Class of 2017 committee, Art for Relief club, and varsity soccer, swim, and lacrosse teams while at George School.