BUILDING CONFIDENCE, DEVELOPING NEW PASSIONS, AND FORGING CONNECTIONS
At Winch, I learned the importance of self-governing and routine. I built habits that helped me to succeed in all areas. I'd get up every morning at 6 AM, shower, get dressed, and be at the dining hall by 7 AM for breakfast with friends so I could enjoy my time before Morning Meeting. Winch teaches you to create structure for yourself in order to succeed.
Over his four years, Josh managed to balance becoming a serious and successful student with his ongoing love for sports while developing a new passion for the performing arts.
- He came. He tried. He conquered!
- Josh as a 9th grader was a really warm but somewhat shy boy – who loved sports – but had a set of knees that didn’t always love sports. He quickly found his stride at Winchendon, made lots of friends and became very successful in his studies.
- He recalls how one of his teachers helped him “break out” early in his ninth grade year. “From then on it was easier to push my boundaries, and I became more comfortable interacting with everyone on campus.”
- When Josh joined the stage crew in the fall of his junior year, he wouldn’t have expected to be the lead in Romeo and Juliet a year and a half later. At Winchendon, he explored the performing arts for the first time, giving him the confidence to push his boundaries in new ways, such as his most recent college semester spent in Australia and his taking up skydiving.
- One of Josh’s favorite memories was the annual trip to attend the North American Invitational Model United Nations conference in D.C. This past year, Josh, now a junior at GWU, was able to take time out of his schedule to meet up with his former MUN mentors and teachers and now friends, Jared Magee and Hanah Kang.