The Winchendon School helped me realize my potential and my capabilities in so many ways. I met some of my best friends and some of the most interesting and diverse people during my time at the Winch. Your experience at this school will not always be the easiest or struggle free but it will be authentic and you will learn how to overcome, how to thrive in college and how to be a well rounded adult. You will love your high school experience and be a proud alumnus after graduation.
- Sophie, one of nine children in her family – six of whom have attended Winchendon (so far!) – knew The Winchendon School was in her future. She may have followed in the footsteps of three older siblings to find TWS, but she quickly blazed her own trail. Here, she came into 9th grade as a good student but made massive leaps forward in her critical thinking and analysis skills.
- An AP Scholar, Sophie got ready for the rigors of not just college, but a demanding one at that (Boston College) by using her four years at Winchendon to learn to balance coursework and her outside interests including soccer, basketball, and learning to be a triathlete.
- One of the first student Service Learning leaders, Sophie helped to transform the way Service Learning and leadership are taught at The Winchendon School. Her imprint is still felt on campus today as the programs she began (monthly Community Dinners for members of the Town of Winchendon and the Diversity Club) continue to thrive on campus impacting the way our School community thinks about diversity and service learning.
- Sophie’s next adventure took her from her first to Boston College and then to France as she took the opportunity to study abroad yet she always seeks out possibilities to come back to campus for an internship or play basketball with friends. Graduation from BC is on the horizon and although she doesn’t quite yet know her next step, we know she’ll stay connected to the relationships she formed at The Winchendon School.