Meet Faith

Where are you from?

I’m from Middlebury, Connecticut.

What kinds of things have you been involved in (clubs, sports, leadership activities, etc.) during your time at Taft?

During my time at Taft, I have been deeply invested in the school’s athletic programs. I have spent the last four years on the varsity soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams. Each team and each season have brought something new and exciting for me, making all of my experiences deeply meaningful. I was also a member of my class committees, and I am on the current school monitor team. I have enjoyed serving in this leadership capacity for my class, and for the full Taft community. 

What was your favorite class at Taft?

My favorite classes at Taft were Human Geography: Development and Justice and Human Geography: Contemporary Issues. Mrs. Frew was the teacher of both courses, which were well-planned and engaging. There were many fun projects and Harkness discussions, all centered on very important global and contemporary topics. It is an area of study that I hope to pursue further in college.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is MacMullen Field. There are a ton of people out on the turf every day regardless of the weather. We have fun lawn game nights, pick-up soccer games, and, of course everyone shows up there to watch boys’ varsity soccer and girls’ varsity lacrosse play during their respective seasons.

What has been your most memorable Taft moment?

My most memorable Taft moments include all of the athletics games I played against our rival, Hotchkiss. Every game is so exciting and the rivalry is so much fun to be a part of.

What is one piece of advice you’d give new or prospective Taft students?

There are so many pieces of advice to give, but I think that the most simple one I could offer would be to stay true to yourself. We have such a diverse community at Taft; what makes each person different is what make this place so unique and special. It is so important that everyone recognizes each other's differences and embraces them with open arms.

What does it mean to be a Rhino?

Non ut Sibi is the Taft motto, "Not to be served, but to serve," and I think that this motto truly encompasses what it means to be a Rhino. It seems cliché, but the work that this school puts in to serve the greater community is impeccable. It is an honor to be a part of such a wonderful place and to be able to help so many others.