What did you find interesting during your first year at George School?
My most interesting class was Global Interdependence. Lyman Castle made it a hands-on experience while tackling issues of the past and present. For example, when we covered World War II, instead of simply looking at a Smart Board for 40–50 minutes, we played a game that simulated the countries’ movements. We also had exhilarating debates about issues from the atomic bomb to US involvement in various conflicts.
The most interesting thing I did outside of the classroom was Junior State of America (JSA)—basically debate club. Students from all across the Northeast come and debate the topics of today. Junior year, I won best speaker, and it inspired me to pursue a career in politics.
Describe a time you overcame a fear.
The first time I spoke at meeting for worship, my hands and legs started to shake. My friends gave me these looks that read, ‘What’s wrong with William?’ And before I could blink, I shot up and shared my truth.
More about William:
In addition to JSA, William served on Student Council as class president, as an Admission tour guide, and on the Model UN, UMOJA, and Open Doors clubs.