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Brayden Fox '21

Clemson University

“Norfolk Academy will always hold a special place in my heart because of all of the people I have met who I can call family, and also for all of the wonderful opportunities that this school has given me so that I can be prepared for the world.” 

Varsity Lacrosse (Captain), Varsity Field Hockey, Livestrong Club Co-President/Founder, One Love Club, Monogram Club 

Favorite Refectory Meal: Breakfast for Lunch 

Most Meaningful Activity 
I have loved being part of the field hockey and lacrosse teams. On these teams I have been able to grow as a person, learn leadership, and make lifelong friends. 

Inspirational Teacher-Coach 
Coach Acra has made a huge impact on my life. He has been my advisor for three years and I have been able to talk with him about anything I have been struggling with or needed help with. I love Coach Acra for always being honest and always keeping me on the right track. 

Making My Mark 
I was never the best athlete on the field but I have always worked hard for the positions and opportunities I’ve been given, never taking anything for granted. I hope that I have left the impression on others that hard work pays off. 

COVID Silver Lining 
Being able to play sports. Many students aren’t even in school, so I am grateful that we are both in school and able to compete in athletics. I’ve also enjoyed sitting out in the Pit during H Bells and during study halls because it has been so nice hanging out with friends in person again. 

A Quick Word About Brayden 
“Brayden is simply a hard worker. She exemplifies this character trait in all aspects of her school life, from academics to athletics to her extracurricular activities. Brayden’s positive attitude and enthusiasm are a vital component of any team of which she is a member. Always willing to keep things light and in perspective, Brayden is the ultimate teammate. She is the first to celebrate teammates’ big wins and, more importantly, the first to pick them up when they lose. Brayden’s effervescent, positive, and warm personality always shines through. Her approach to life is inspiring to us all. Her warmness and friendliness are what make this young woman so special.” ~ Mr. Eric Acra, Brayden’s Upper School Advisor 

The thing that most makes me a Bulldog is… my spirit.