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MaKiyah Turner Hicks ’24

MaKiyah Turner-Hicks ’24

“I decided to come to Poly because of its amazing extracurriculars, said MaKiyah Turner-Hicks ’24. “I’m really interested in theater, visual arts, language, and sports, and Poly offers all of those and more. The character of Poly staff also led me to come here instead of other schools. When I returned to Poly after my interview, I was greeted kindly by name by multiple admissions employees, who I still talk to from time to time. I really appreciate how Poly staff give Middle School students lots of opportunities to take positive leadership roles to better the community. They do this by forming affinity and alliance groups to find out how they can make Poly more comfortable and inclusive, asking students to speak in assemblies and allowing us to participate in student government. By doing anything they can to educate us and by encouraging communication and leadership in the classroom, Poly prepares its students for the future.” MaKiyah was the Grade 8 Speaker in the Moving Up ceremony in 2020.

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Alex B. ’26

“[Alex] designs and builds objects for 3D printing in Fusion 360, which is a complex program used in industry.”

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Anne L. ’27

“I love the arts and Poly let’s you express yourself and what you love to do. Not all schools let you be that creative.”

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Hank Schilling ’24

“Poly understands how sports and academics are equally important in students’ lives. We have a wide array of sports to choose from and many teams to join both in Middle School and Upper School. There are facilities and fields for almost every sport you can think of.”

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Jesse R. ’27

“At Poly we do a lot of team activities, which will definitely help me prepare for the future when I will need to be a good team player and never say “no, I cannot do this. It’s way too hard.’”

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John W. ’32

“John W. ’32 loves P.E. and shows good sportsmanship after each contest.”

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Junie Blaise ’24

“Junie is a bright and smart student who goes beyond just academics. She was willing to help other students who were struggling,”

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Khari Freeman ’24

“There are so many good people around and there is always someone you can ask for help when you need it.”

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Kyra Neamonitakis ’25

“I love looking out the window in my classes and seeing the big willow tree sway across the pond.”

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Margaret C. ’26

“From a dramatic musical to creating an abstract painting. Poly has so many classes from which you can choose what you really want to do.”

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Max P. ’25

“Max is always willing to stop what he is doing to help out a classmate, who may be struggling, and is a great asset in the classroom.”

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Nina E. ’32

Nina E. ’32 brightens Lower School everyday with her luminous spirit and irrepressible enthusiasm.

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Noah Saivetz ’24

“[Noah] has a clear passion for understanding the intricacies of mathematical problem solving, as well as making connections between past and current learning and how all of what we learn relates to the world.”

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Parsa Aghazadeh ’25

“Parsa truly embodies what it means to be a Poly student. Not only is he intrinsically motivated and intellectually curious, he is kind and respectful to all…”

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Sophia C. ’31

Sophia C. ’31 lives to challenge and better herself through her pursuit of knowledge.

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Valentina A. ’27

“When I first walked into Lower School, I was a little nervous. I would be the newcomer. However, there I was walking through the doors of the most loving, caring, empathetic, and supporting school ever.”

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William Ling-Regan ’24

“William dedicates himself to excellence both in and out of the classroom.”

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Zoe D. ’29

Zoe D. ’29 is a great team player and her creativity shines through all of her work.

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Caiden S. ’29

Caiden created a “Band in a Box” video by writing his own piano composition, playing and recording it, and putting it together with three professional musicians playing bass, guitar, and saxophone.

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Jonathan D. ’30

Jonathan D. ’30 wrote a story entitled “How Bird Got its Wings” adapted from a Haudenosaunee folktale.

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Amina D. ’30

Amina D. ’30 is a talented artist with passion for music, theater, and drawing.

 

 

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Beatrice Larkin ’23

“The rigor of the courses keeps us on our toes, which helps us prepare for the future.”

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Nikash Khanna ’24

“I like the supportive people and the expansive campus at Poly Prep.”

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Zeke Wise ’24

“The campus is so amazing. I feel like I’m on a real college campus.”

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Lucas Hunter ’23

Poly Prep has allowed me to flourish in both athletics and the arts.

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Nathan Nguyen ’24

“What I like best about Poly cannot be limited down to a single simple word or phrase.”

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Shaza Mousa ’23

“Shaza has an incredible and zany imagination and she is fierce on the page. Her talent as a writer is undeniable.” – Christy Hutchcraft, former English faculty member

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Atiya Pope ’23

“The thing that makes Poly students special is that we’re all rooting for one another.”

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Mason R. ’31

Mason R. ’31 wants to become the best mathematician in his family.

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Dylan D. ’34

Dylan D. ’34  is great at fostering community among her classmates with her creative storytelling and enthusiasm.

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Shayaan M. ’34

Shayaan M. ’34 is a voracious reader and a kind friend who is always happy to support his classmates.

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Karan T. ’32

Karan T. ’32 has an insatiable appetite for knowledge across ALL subject areas.

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Caroline M. ’33

Caroline M. ’33 is an excellent, creative student who has discovered that she loves to write and read poems.

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Krystal F. ’32

Krystal F. ’32 is independent and responsible, kind, caring, and empathetic. She stands out as a true leader in the classroom.

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Liam S. ’33

Liam S.’33 is very bright and curious student all around, but especially stands out in math. He sees patterns and numbers everywhere!

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