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Barr Gill '21

Colgate University

“Norfolk Academy has made me an honorable person with a strong moral compass. I have been shaped and molded by NA in the past 12 years.” 

Chesapeake Bay Fellow, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Diving, Varsity Lacrosse 

Three Words to Describe the Class of 2021: Resilient, COVID, Courageous 

What are you most looking forward to in college? Freedom and independence 

Most Meaningful Activity 
I enjoyed Field Day. I used to always look forward to it, even as I got older. 

Reflections on Learning 
My best classroom experience was a lab I did in chemistry in 10th grade. We got to burn Cheetos! 
Inspirational Teacher-Coach 
Mr. Manning was my most impactful teacher. He instilled in me a great passion for poetry. 
Words of Wisdom for My Fellow Bulldogs 
Work hard and be confident in your work. Show your teachers that you care. 

A Quick Word About Barr 
“’Yes ma’am, yes sir.’ ‘Can I get that door for you?’ These are the words of Barr Gill. A gentleman, he is an exceptionally polite and respectful young man. He is also calm, cool, and collected in all that he does. Barr just does not get riled up. He does have strong feelings about things and a set of values that are important to him (family, friends, the environment, his community, and his faith all top the list), but Barr does not seem to experience stress in some of the ways typical teenagers do. He leads a happy life and he has been intentional about creating that life. I admire that about him. He will bring with him to college a thoughtful, tranquil way of living, his winsome demeanor, and a thirst for learning about how to help humanity change its behavior to strengthen the health of our planet.” ~ Mrs. Jennifer Scott, Barr’s College Counselor 

The thing that most makes me a Bulldog is… legacy.