Where are you from?
I am from Ghana.
What is it like to be an international student at Taft?
Being an international student at Taft can be challenging during the first month or two as the classes and overall approach might differ from your previous school. However, once you immerse yourself in school activities, it becomes much better. You have the opportunity to meet people from various countries and learn about their culture. You realize you have a lot in common with a lot of people.
What kinds of things have you been involved in during your time at Taft?
I've been involved in varsity soccer, served as a school monitor and dorm monitor, and participated in track and field.
What was your favorite class (or classes) at Taft?
My favorite classes at Taft were Engineering, Acting, and Statistics.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
My favorite spot on campus is the bench between the trees by the pond.
What has been your most memorable Taft moment?
Choosing one memorable moment from my time at Taft is challenging, but I'd have to pick a soccer memory. During the quarter-final in the New England Tournament against Berkshire, about half of the school population and parents showed up to support. Despite Taft initially trailing 1:0, we managed to tie it up 1:1 and eventually scored during overtime with about three minutes left on the clock. The whole student body stormed the field in celebration under the lights on the MacMullen Field.
What is one piece of advice you’d give new or prospective Taft students?
My advice, although basic, is crucial: don't be afraid to ask for help. People genuinely care and are willing to assist so, just be yourself and do you.
What does it mean to be a Rhino?
To me, being a Rhino means respecting oneself and others, and making every moment count.