"As a "lifer" at PDS, it has meant so much to have this same supporting cast around me, being in my corner and pushing me to be my best self in school and in sports. The connection between students and teachers here is unique and what makes PDS such a special place. On occasion, I'll go back to see my former teachers in the Lower and Middle School. They've seen me grow up before their eyes. Mr. Laughlin was my Kindergarten teacher and my first soccer coach.
Soccer was my first love and has always been my favorite sport. As soon as I started playing, I just naturally gravitated to the ball. Thanks to my coaches, my teachers, my friends and my family, I'm off next year to play Division I soccer. My family instilled in me the drive to work hard and stay focused in everything I do. My mom sometimes says you might meet an obstacle and take another route, but you're going to find your destination in life no matter what."