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Keenan '22

Connecticut
2022 

A very active member of the WA community, Keenan participated in a variety of clubs and activities. He loved his classes, athletics, and being a positive presence on the football team, indoor and outdoor track teams, EarthSave club, and the National, Science, Math, and Scholar-Athlete honor societies. Keenan is most proud of his accomplishments in track and field throwing the discus and shot put and earning the starting center position of the ECC Division II Champion football team. He recently set a school record for track in the discus throw, competing at the high school national championship on the day of commencement.

“I challenged myself academically by taking various AP and ECE classes in order to prepare myself for college,” Keenan shared. Despite the difficulty level of the course, AP Calculus BC was the most fun and memorable. “I knew everyone in it because we had taken all of the prerequisites for that class together.”

Balancing his academics with multiple honor societies, clubs, athletics, a social life, and a job was a valued skill acquired throughout his four years at The Academy that has prepared him for the future. Keenan has committed to compete in NCAA DI track and field at Bucknell University while he studies engineering.

“I have grown to understand that hard work and perseverance really does pay off.”