Anna Reganis, '15
By the time I was eleven years old, I knew that Rowland Hall was instrumental in shaping who I had become and who I was going to be. This is a school where teachers and students value and care deeply about each other. Since first grade, my teachers have always been there to listen to me, challenge me, and calm me down (in high school) when I had test anxiety.
I’m not one to sugar coat things; I’ll be the first to admit that life at Rowland Hall definitely hasn’t been a breeze, but I have come to realize how grateful I am or the experiences, challenges, and successes. I’m thankful for my friends. I’m thankful for the late nights (most of which were my fault because I was on Tumblr, YouTube, or binge watching a show). I’m thankful for the emotional breakdowns (I am emotional and yes, there were many break downs). These types of days have truly shaped me into the person I am today.
"By the time I was eleven years old, I knew that Rowland Hall was instrumental in shaping who I had become and who I was going to be."
I have attended Rowland Hall for 12 years and this is my graduation year. I’m about to embark on a new journey with a blank slate and start all over. However, even though my life is changing, there are certain aspects that will remain constant: My study habits I learned in Mr. Hayes’ freshman biology class, my strong work ethic that was honed at Rowland Hall, the quality of leadership I learned through participating in sports teams, as well as a general sense of myself. In the hallways and classrooms of Rowland Hall, I always knew the teachers genuinely cared about everything I said. Teachers encouraged my questions and gave thoughtful answers because they wanted me to sincerely understand what we were discussing. Rowland Hall has left and imprint on me that will last forever.
Anna is matriculating to Boston College in the fall of 2015.