By ALEX SPONSELLER Warwick resident Adora Perry is set to join one of the top prep schools in the country as she was recently accepted into Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. Perry, who just finished her sophomore year at North Kingstown
By ALEX SPONSELLER Warwick resident Adora Perry is set to join one of the top prep schools in the country as she was recently accepted into Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Perry, who just finished her sophomore year at North Kingstown High School, was a standout three-sport athlete for the Skippers, competing in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse.
Perry was an All-Division selection in field hockey, ice hockey and competed in the recent state championships for lacrosse. She is also an honors student and participates in various extra curricular activities outside of sports.
“It meant a lot, and it was disbelieve upon hearing it,” Perry said of the news of her acceptance. “My dad came up to my room with the phone out and when he told me, I didn’t believe him, I told him to get out. I then realized it was true, I start getting emails and I realize that my life had just changed, the course of everything is now different. It was pure happiness, excitement, and it’s been like that ever since.”
Perry plans on playing all three of her sports at Phillips Exeter as well as a few other activities. She hopes to make the most of her time there in the next few years and to meet people both in the classroom and on the field.
“I’m just focused on having the best experience possible. I play three sports and I’m hoping to play all three of them, but I am also excited for great academics as well. Those of course go hand-in-hand with my sports. I just hope to become a better athlete and a better person. I want to be a more worldly person, meet new people and experience new things. I’m looking forward to all of that,” said Perry.
As for her sports, Perry expects a different environment than the one she has been used to at North Kingstown and is preparing for a higher intensity in New Hampshire.
“I think the biggest difference is going to be the inclusively on the team as well as just the feel. I feel like it will be much more serious and is going to require a lot more commitment. I am excited for that. Going to a place with like-minded people that are so dedicated, it will create a great work ethic on the team which will help everyone perform better,” said Perry.
More than anything, Perry is excited to join one of the most historic educational facilities in the country.
“I’m really looking forward to the people that I’m going to meet,” Perry said. “Just to be able to say that I am going to Phillips Exeter, it’s a great feeling.”