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A Tribute to Our Seniors

As we approach the end of the Year of Courage we are proud to explore the accomplishments, dreams, and future plans of each member of the Class of 2021.  We will continue to add images and details to their profiles throughout the coming weeks so check back often for updates!  

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Preston Anthony '21
Christopher Asuncion '21
Kelsey Briggins '21
Charlie Britt '21
Maddie Brooks '21

“Norfolk Academy has made me care more about my global community and the ways I can create change, even in small doses. Constantly challenging myself at NA has provided me with the motivation to find my purpose in life.”  

Blake Brown '21

“Teachers absolutely love when you meet with them outside of class to help you in the subject or just have a casual conversation.”   

Jacob Cameron '21

“All of my friends have changed me in different ways for the better, and I wouldn't be the same person without them.”   

Erin Clayton '21

“Norfolk Academy has instilled in me great pride in my work. I strive to have everything I accomplish be done to the best of my ability and in the most honorable way and know I will carry this value with me forever.”  

Ella Deans '21

“I would like to think I’ve left an impact on NA by being a supportive friend and teammate. Whether it’s working with my teammates at practice, commiserating with someone over a failed Physics test, or even being there for a student’s questions about honor, it has been important to me to take an active role in the lives of my peers, who have in turn had a tremendous impact on me.”  

Riley Dorroh '21
Jack Elliott '21

“Norfolk Academy has shaped me into the person I am today. Before I arrived at NA, I was a small, insecure freshman, but as the years have passed, NA has helped me become an adult confident in my abilities to be successful wherever I end up.” 

Grayson Fiveash '21

“Through my 12 years at Norfolk Academy, this school has taught me so much and molded me into the individual I am today. I have learned the value of hard work and honor. Teachers since first grade have encouraged me to be ambitious in all aspects of my life. Now, I consider determination to be one of my greatest traits because of the way my teachers have taught me to strive for goals through hard work. It has also taught me to be grateful for every opportunity offered.”  

Taylor Fox '21

“I hope my determination and mindset leave an impact on the community. The one thing I tell all underclassmen is that in order to be successful, you have to want to win more than everyone else and keep an underdog mindset. Hard work always beats talent.”

Brayden Fox '21
Grayson Gadams '21
Barr Gill '21
Sierra Gilliard '21
Bayler Glenn '21

“I believe I have left an impact on Norfolk Academy through my demonstration of being both a devoted student and dancer despite having a busy schedule. I dance outside of school up to 40 hours a week, but have never let that stop me from maintaining the rigorous curriculum at Norfolk Academy. I think I have shown that you can be both dedicated to academics and the arts, or other extracurricular activities, without having to sacrifice one or the other to be successful.”  

Charlotte Golpira '21
Justin Green '21
Ava Grubb '21

“Every teacher has left a profound impact on me as a student...”   

Peyton Harrell '21

“You will want to leave Norfolk Academy being someone others can look up to.”

Haley Holland '21

“Norfolk Academy has instilled qualities in me such as hard work and honor that I will carry for the rest of my life. I have learned the importance of my integrity over any result.” 

Jens Islev-Petersen '21

“I’d like to think that my numerous saxophone solos added some sort of spark to the NA concerts. They were musically off-key at first, but in culmination with my rise in devotion to the NA music department over the years, I would say that I helped allow younger players to express creativity through the power of jazz.” 

Caitlin Johnson '21

“Norfolk Academy taught me to push through obstacles and to accomplish my goals. Although things can be difficult, I know I can either persevere through them or find a better, alternate way.”

Michela Jones '21

“The impact that Norfolk Academy has left on me has been incredible. The best thing about NA is the teacher-student relationship. It’s an awesome feeling when your teachers help you and when you succeed, they want to celebrate with you.”

Sidney Jordan '21

“Norfolk Academy has taught me that it is OK to struggle or fail as long as you learn from your mistakes and move on. I used to be afraid of not understanding things in my classes but I have learned that struggling is not the end of the world if you try to improve.”   

Leo Kamer '21

“Norfolk Academy taught me the importance of honor and integrity. It did so not only through the Honor System, but also through every lesson.” 

Alexandra Kerr '21

“Norfolk Academy has taught me how to command a stage and talk about issues that mean a lot to me.”   

Adam Knapp '21
Finley Lemma '21

“My goal of inclusivity and understanding has been carried out well throughout my years here, and, although I'm not perfect, I think that I have helped others to be more open-minded and empathetic through respectful conversation.”  

Jonathan Levin '21
Ned Lewis '21
Annie Livingood '21

“Norfolk Academy has left me with a competitive drive to succeed and given me a personal emphasis on honor and integrity.”

Andrew Long '21

“I think NA is one of the best high schools in the country and offers opportunities that others cannot. Every day I come to school, I see it as an opportunity to get better and smarter.”  

Robert Lucas '21
Jack Lynch '21
Hannah Marks '21

“Norfolk Academy has allowed me to form relationships that I will cherish for years. At NA I have had the opportunity to get close to many of my teachers and classmates.”

Patrick McCracken '21

“I have made decade-long friendships at NA, which is something most 18-year-old boys cannot say.”

Kalli Meagher '21

“Norfolk Academy has shaped me a great deal. It has made me stronger, more determined, and responsible when it comes to work and other activities. With its challenges it has pushed me to grow and be the best version of myself.” 

Anna Melley '21

“I have made an impact on NA through showing others how to take care of their community and campus. Even just holding the door open for someone can influence them to do the same for the person behind them. This domino effect can be applied to other small efforts such as saying good morning to someone, picking up trash by the fountain, and actively engaging in class.” 

Frank Mercer '21
Layla Mersel '21
Liam Michaels '21
Sophia Mirovski '21
Phoebe Montagna '21
Mac Moore '21
Devin Murchake '21

“Norfolk Academy has given me amazing friendships. I know I am leaving NA with strong relationships that I will cherish forever.” 

Tyler O'Boyle '21

“I believe I have impacted Norfolk Academy through my time spent on the Honor Council and being a captain of the wrestling team. My time on Honor Council has allowed me to set a good example for my fellow Bulldogs. My time as the wresting team captain has allowed me to connect with younger Bulldogs and build strong relationships with them.”

Dayton Ott '21
Jordan Pagach '21
Jessica Parker '21

“Don't be scared to talk to different people, even if they're in a different friend group than you. Everyone just wants to be friends with each other. Take those risks - they will be worth it. And of course, please read your English books - they're always so much better than you'd expect.” 

Jennifer Permenter '21

“As a 12-year survivor, it is difficult to name just one way (Norfolk Academy has left a lasting impact). NA has fostered a sense of honor, commitment, and dedication in me.” 

Max Pollio '21

“Teachers are your biggest asset. Asking for help is always a smart decision.”

Patrick Purdy '21
Peyton Randolph '21
Franklin Reid '21

“I hope my dedication to the track team will inspire the younger runners to follow my lead. My dedication comes from years of tradition on the team, which I learned coming up.”  

Anaiya Roberts '21
Mark Southern '21
Ellis Stedfast '21
Sabrina Sterns '21
Caroline Suber '21

“Coach McCallum has had the biggest impact on me. We never played a sport together, but she always helped me with math when I needed it. Teachers who are willing to listen and actively want to help their students always make a big difference to me.”  

Harrison Summers '21
Nathan Tenfelde '21
Nate Ternes '21
Jessie Tignor '21
Emily Vazquez Paramo '21

“Norfolk Academy has shown me the importance of creating relationships. Not only have I met friends who I know I will keep in touch with long after high school, but I have witnessed the bonds between the students and faculty. Even after graduation, Norfolk Academy stays in touch with alumni, reminding them that they are not alone.” 

Charlie Walker '21

“The lessons I learned while using the Honor System for 12 years have shaped me into the person I am today, and I hope to spread this impact to others in the future.”

Josh Warsaw '21

“The biggest impact I had on Norfolk Academy was through my time on the track team. Being a leader junior and senior year was incredible. I remember the leaders of the team when I was in Middle School and will never forget the impact they had on me.”

Sophie Watson '21
Graham Webb '21

“NA feels like a home away from home and has always reminded me to overcome challenges as they appear and not let them keep you down.” 

Franklin Wetmore '21

“Norfolk Academy has shown me the value of discipline. I've learned here that the work you put into something will always equal the reward you get from it. The school teaches that lesson so well.”