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Henry O'Shaughnessy '20

What is something that makes Berwick unique?
One aspect of Berwick that is very unique is the social scene on and off campus. All students, from all different grades can be seen socializing together at school and at sporting events. This dynamic really brings our community closer, and it shows that we really are "one Berwick".

What made Berwick stand out in your high school process?
In my high school process, the relationships between the students and the faculty really stood out to me. The moment I stepped on campus, I could tell the teachers really cared about their students. This was very important to me, and something that I take advantage of today as a senior. My relationships with my teachers are some of the most important ones on campus; especially with my advisor.

What has been a favorite Berwick classroom moment?
My all-time favorite Berwick classroom moment was junior year English. The environment in the class was really fun and very safe. We got a lot done while still goofing around in an educational way.

What aspects of the structure at Berwick allow you to thrive as a student and community member?
The biggest aspect that allows me to thrive at Berwick is the tight-knit community. Since we are such a small school, our community is very inclusive; a place where everyone knows who everyone is. This fact helps me do my best at school because I have classes with almost everyone in my grade, and I even have some classes with juniors. This inclusiveness is key to a functioning school.

What are the top three things on your Berwick bucket list?
1.) Perform at a coffeehouse, 2.) get my yearbook signed by everyone in my grade, 3.) to receive a yearbook superlative


Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.