Jake S.

Graduation year: 2023
Hometown: Danville 
Previous school: Athenian Middle School

What is your favorite Athenian tradition?
My favorite tradition is Nest Night. There’s three Nest Nights every year, one for each sports season. There’s all kinds of festivities, food trucks, t-shirts, sporting events, and games. There’s always a big turnout in the fan section during Nest Night and as an athlete playing in the game, that's you feel the Athenian Community the most.

What advice would you give to a student thinking about coming to Athenian?
Try everything as early as you can. There are so many things you can do at Athenian and it can be really hard to choose. You have four years to refine what your favorite things are, so you have to take advantage of those first two years to try everything and discover what’s most important to you. The most meaningful experiences are the most specific ones, so once you’ve identified what your interests are then you can really get specific and powerful.