Meet Finn

Where are you from?

I am from New York City. 

What kinds of things have you been involved in during your time at Taft?

During my time at Taft I have served as president of the Red Rhino Fund, been a GLI scholar, and served as a school monitor and dorm monitor. I also play hockey and tennis.

What was your favorite class at Taft?

My favorite class was Precalculus with Mr. Rane my upper mid year.  Not only was Mr. Rane a great teacher, but we had a big, exciting class that made math fun and engaging. Being in a class where everyone collaborates and joins together is what makes certain classes at Taft my favorites. 

What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is the Jig. Any time the Jig is open, there are people to joke around with or talk to. Also, the food is great and seeing Sandy and Marty, who run the Jig, always makes my day. 

What has been your most memorable Taft moment?

My favorite memory from Taft was a Sunday in my lower mid year when everyone spent the day out on the pond, skating or playing hockey. With Covid restrictions in place, it was one of the first times that a large group of students could be together for an extended amount of time; we all stayed out on the pond until it was dark. I will never forget the joy and belonging of that day.

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

My advice is to be as active and busy as you can at Taft. While it might take time, being an active member of the community and a face that people will recognize is the best way to find your place on campus. Eventually, you will know how and where you find your own way of making an impact at Taft.

What does it mean to be a Rhino?

To be a Rhino is to bring your unique skills, experiences, background, and personality to make Taft a better place. We were all selected to be on campus because of what we offer, and as a Rhino we each offer Taft the best version of ourselves.