Kennedy Anderson

  • Boarder

Class of 2021
West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA

 

Why did you choose Loomis?
For me, Loomis wasn’t really something I had to “choose”. I knew from the beginning that it was the right place for me and my Revisit Day only confirmed this. The faculty are supportive, the students are welcoming, and the writing program is incomparable to that of any other boarding school you will find.

Favorite subjects:
English. 100%.

Activities on campus:
Boys Varsity Wrestling, Girls Varsity Track & Field, Director of Marketing for Student Activities, Palmer RA, and PRISM president.

A fun fact about me:
I am vegan.

What is your favorite question you get asked on tour?

“How hard are the classes?”

Even though the academics are rigorous, the school itself is set up to ensure that no student fails. Resources like the Writing Studio, QRC, and SRC are unlike that of any other school. Loomis is hard but there are deliberate systems set in place to support and guide students through tough classes. The faculty also ensure that your mental and emotional health is equally supported. The counselors always make themselves known and available, and I feel that my identity as a black woman and the challenges I face because of that are understood, too.

What do you want to make sure prospective students and families know about Loomis?
When I meet prospective families, I want to really make sure that students understand that a school like Loomis is entirely what you make of it. There are a plethora of resources available for you to get involved. Loomis really makes its students feel like it is OUR school and we have the power to change it for the better. The world is our oyster here and the administration supports us in our endeavors. If you want to study abroad for a year, there is a way to do so. If you want to make the space more inclusive and racially aware, the Head of School attends PRISM meetings and is open to hearing to understand. If you want a grant to start a community project in your home town, apply for the Norton Fellowship. If you want to start something that’s never been done, there are faculty members available to help you. The options are limitless and you will truly miss out on half of what Loomis is if you don’t make a deliberate effort to get involved.

  • Class of 2021