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Adam Knapp '21

William & Mary

“As my Norfolk Academy experience concludes I will have left unique memories for my teachers, a DVD copy of ‘Garfield A Tale of Two Kitties’ in Dr. Rezelman's car, and my crested gecko.” 

Varsity Tennis, Winter Musical Set Crew, Model United Nations, Veterinarian Technician Assistant  

The thing I’m most looking forward to in college: new experiences and new people 

Most Meaningful Activity 
The Set Crew for the Winter Musical. It was nice to build stuff and talk to my friends. 

A Favorite Memory 
Leadership Lab. It threw me out of my comfort zone and got me to hang out with more people in our grade. 
The Academy Difference 
Norfolk Academy has been the place where I have put the majority of my effort. Most of my passions, friends, and the lasting experiences of my life have been because of the school. 
Inspirational Teacher-Coach 
Mr. Oberdorfer. I liked his view of the world being a clash between Romanticism and Logic. He somewhat converted me to a romantic. 

A Quick Word About Adam 
“Adam is a stickler for detail and is very quick to grasp difficult concepts. He has a rather unique way of thinking and problem solving. From what I have observed, he has the discipline and creative problem-solving skills to be a wonderful and productive researcher (especially in DNA work). Adam has a strong interest in animals. He is quite knowledgeable about the many animals he is raising and is quick to offer suggestions as to how to improve their care. It is not unusual to see Adam studying with one of his birds perched next to him or walking around the class with his Bearded Dragon on his shoulder – a pet that he brought in because he thought it would be fun to expose his classmates to other animal species. He is a highly motivated individual and a serious student who I believe will excel at the college level.” ~ Dr. Lew Affronti, Adam’s Advisor and Advanced Biology Teacher 

The thing that most makes me a Bulldog is… my passions and relationships.