What did PA students do this summer?

Chase Burke ’25

“I went to Spain for eight weeks, and for three weeks in the middle of my time there, I stayed with a host family in a small town of 15,000 people. I spoke Spanish and learned about the culture and the lives of those people and their town. I went in barely being able to understand Spanish, and I left feeling almost fluent.” 

Eric Wang ’25 

I went to MOP, which stands for Math Olympiad Program, at the end of school, starting in June. It was a great privilege for me to be able to qualify for this camp this year and attend it. I met a lot of amazing people there who share the same passion as I do. [The daily routine] was actually pretty similar to PA. We lived in the dorm at CMU [(Carnegie Mellong University)]. We had two classes on the weekdays, and on the weekends, we were free to go around and do whatever we wanted.”

Chloe Kasule-Wallace ’26

“This summer I participated in [Andover’s] Learning in the World [Program] in South Africa. I got to learn about leadership, how you can help your community, and ways you can improve yourself. A lot of the time we were in classes together, but we also had a lot of time where we could go off-campus and go on safaris and other fun little excursions that the program planned. I got to learn a lot about other people’s cultures because people came from all over the continent of Africa.”

Meg Stineman ’25

“I hiked the Appalachian trail. It was awesome. I hiked it with a lot of my best friends, and we hiked for three weeks and summited the tallest mountain in Maine. Through it, I learned to focus on the journey, not just the destination.”

Will Ware ’26

“This summer I taught tennis to little kids in North Andover. It was fun that I got to work with little kids while also playing tennis. For some tennis drills, I felt that it was hard because tennis can be complex and the rules are hard to understand, so I think it’s hard for the little kids to grasp what we were trying to do. It was hard, but it was a good experience overall anyway.”

Tara Menon ’26

“I went on a tour through the Scottish highlands, and I saw a bunch of cows that are native to Scotland. I also went to Santorini and Greece, and the ocean was really nice.”

Margot Furman ’25

“I spontaneously went to a Noah Kahan concert. I got to see some of my friends from school that I hadn’t seen in a while. The concert was also in Vermont.

Minnie Kim ’27

“This summer I went to [Los Angeles] and Savannah, Georgia. In L.A., I went to my grandparents’ vow renewal ceremony. It was their 50th anniversary. They were not able to have a wedding before, because it was during the war, so they wanted to do a proper wedding ceremony.”