A lot of students and alumni would say that they have found their home away from home at Kents Hill School. 这是真的, 社区和家庭的感觉是无与伦比的, and that stands to reason as many actual siblings attend the school together! 在bat365写这个的时候, 来自同一家庭的三名学生都是肯茨山的在校学生, two of which will graduate 6月5日 and the third of which is a member of the Class of 2023. 当然，bat365说的是神奇的菲尼!
Em F. 21日,德莱尼F. 21年，凯莉·F. ’23 are each valuable members of our community and we are excited to feature them as they are as different as they are incredible.
一开始, 他们的兴趣迥然不同, 但幸运的是, there have been plenty of options for them to choose from over the years.
凯莉说得很好, “bat365大多数人有着截然不同的兴趣, 既然bat365都是亲戚，那么很多人会觉得哪一个有趣呢. 与我不同的是，我热爱艺术和绘画, 但我的其他兄弟姐妹都没有我这么感兴趣. We also all had different sports interests; my sister and I played Soccer and Track, 而Em对击剑和骑马更感兴趣. I’m glad that we all found our own special talents and interests because it makes life more interesting to have variety in what people enjoy.”
Academically, Delaney prefers science and math, which sets her apart from her siblings. 她说, “I’m interested in the sciences, so I’m the more math/science-focused sibling. 我也喜欢担任领导角色. We are all a little similar, but I think our interests and goals are all unique.”
Em points out that traditional team sports are more of a focus for Delaney and 凯莉. “我肯定不像他们那样擅长运动. They are absolutely fierce when it comes to sports whereas I've just done my own thing. I like to think the thing that tends to stand out to people when they meet me and my siblings is my passion for my interests. I have a tendency to ‘deep dive’ on certain subjects (like the Franklin Expedition of 1845, 我的记忆力很好, 当涉及到历史的时候，这肯定是有帮助的.”
Delaney confirms the love for athletics that Em discussed and adds to it. 她说, “我喜欢在草坪上踢足球, 参加学生会, 和朋友们在Alfond 餐厅 Commons吃饭.”
凯莉说, “我对这所学校有很多兴趣, because of how much Kents Hill lets you explore and experiment with different things, 但我得说我最喜欢的三件事是艺术, 足球, 和写作. bat365, 我能够广泛地追求所有这些东西, and it also opens me up to start thinking of possible career options from the things I enjoy.”
And those different interests have led to several serious accomplishments! 例如, 凯莉说, “As a part of Green Team I helped revamp the recycling system across campus and design logos to use for that. 我还取得了其他成就, 比如赢得体育和学术奖项, 参加校园周边的社区服务活动, 并在过去几年里成为学生会的一员.”
德莱尼说, “Some of my big accomplishments were being elected class President my junior and senior years, 连续几年被选为女子足球队队长, 加入肯特·希尔的国家荣誉协会, and most recently accepting an appointment to the United States Naval Academy.”
艾米选择了向学者们喊话. “I think one of my major accomplishments at KH has to be my Independent Study of the Holocaust. A few weeks ago I put up a gallery exhibit in the Gruss-Bard Gallery in the Alfond 餐厅 Commons that got a decent amount of attention. 我甚至被邀请去教两堂关于大屠杀的历史课, 使用我的画廊作为展示(某种程度上). 我非常喜欢能够帮助别人.”
最年轻的捐助, 凯莉, feels she can be herself at Kents Hill without pressure or expectations set by her older siblings. 她说, “I definitely feel like I can spread my wings and do my own thing here at Kents Hill, and that’s especially important to me since I’m one of three siblings at this school. 我有机会选择自己的兴趣所在, and I don’t feel like I’m being tied down to reflect what my siblings have done in the past, 这对我来说是一个巨大的解脱.”
Delaney is happy to be able to offer her time and help to both of her siblings on campus. 她说:“这是一次很棒的经历! 艾米和我在同一个年级, so we were always able to help each other out when we took the same classes. My little sister benefits from this because both of her older siblings can help her with her homework. Also, it’s so much fun to be on campus with my siblings and play on the same sports teams as them.”
Em也有类似的感受. “在KH和我的兄弟姐妹们在一起是一种享受. De and I are in the same grade (she's a year younger than I am though) so we've been together in our paths through high school for the most part. bat365甚至每年都上几节相同的课! But our relationship has grown stronger due to that; asking each other for help with homework or simply hanging with our friends. It's also become a bit of a joke that if you have all three of us together (we have a younger sister, KK)在同一空间, 那就有可能在时空连续体中撕开一个洞,”他们说.
One thing the three siblings can agree on unanimously is why they chose Kents Hill—it felt like family. 德莱尼说, “对爱姆和我来说，去bat365是家庭的决定, but one of the reasons we landed on it was the ‘homey’ feeling that we felt while taking tours and meeting enrolled students. No other school had the same feeling of connectedness or welcoming that Kents Hill did. Also, the opportunities presented by Kents Hill were one of a kind, which attracted our parents. They were jealous that we could try classes like woodworking and ceramics in high school.”
“我一开始选择KHS是因为它感觉像一个家庭. Compared to the other schools we visited, it just felt more free and fun,” echos Em.
凯莉说, “我选择来到肯茨山是因为很多因素, 但最让我印象深刻的是友好和热情的氛围. 当我第一次来bat365的时候, everyone was so nice and I could feel the connectedness of the community. That was one of the biggest reasons my parents decided to let us go here, 以及为什么我和我的兄弟姐妹至今仍然喜欢它.”
正如bat365提到, 6月5日, 2021, two of the Feeney family will join the ranks of Kents Hill’s alumni with Delaney off to the United States Naval Academy and Em bound for The University of Maine at Orono, but we have a sneaking suspicion we’ll see their faces a lot between home games, 访问前教职员工, 团聚, 和更多的. We are so happy to have had this trifecta on The Hill and wish each of them the best possible success in anything they choose to do!