Senior Spotlight: Will Griffin '18

Posted by Kelly Emerson - 13 March, 2018

WillGriffin18.jpgEach senior class is made up of students with diverse interests and talents. The School has left its mark on them and they on it. In the little time we have left with them we'd like to offer some portraits of our seniors, to show how they have benefited from their time at Randolph and are prepared for what's next.

Tell us about your first day at Randolph.

Everyone quickly became friends with each other. I started at Randolph in Kindergarten and everyone was really nice.

How have you learned to think more independently at Randolph?

Randolph has helped me because of the free periods. Learning to manage my time and work independently has made me more organized.

What has the Honor Code meant to you?

It means a lot. I love that I can leave things places and know that they are safe. I play multiple sports, so leaving my gear in a classroom or in the front of the gym makes life much easier. In the academic world, the Honor Code is just part of us. Everyone knows if you cheat, you will be caught. The teachers prepare us so we don’t ever feel that it is necessary to cheat.

What have you discovered about yourself during the college search process?

To start the college process early. I learned that this was important and you cannot put off the college search and application process.

What has been your hardest class or toughest challenge at Randolph?

AP chemistry! There is so much to learn in that class. I did not take Honors chemistry so I was a bit behind. In the beginning of the year I was playing catch-up. I thought about dropping the class, but I'm glad I stuck with it.

What extracurricular activities have you been involved in?

Baseball, basketball, Random Acts of Kindness Club, and Raider Fan Club. I started a new club this year with a friend called the Sports Appreciation Club to recognize under-appreciated sports like badminton, ping-pong, and other random games.

Where can you be found during your free periods?

I live close to school, so I am usually at home resting or studying. On campus, you would find me in the library.

It's a good day in the lunchroom when they're serving...

Mr. Keith’s homemade chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese.

What do you think the community should know about Randolph?

People think that we are not a sports school, but our teams are successful. We are not always just about academics.

Favorite school tradition?

Chicken tenders on Wednesdays.

How would you like to be remembered?

As a competitor and a hard worker on the playing field and in the classroom. I also want people to remember me as being nice to everyone. 

Topics: athletics, baseball, chemistry, Seniors

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