As a student that has been with us since the age of three, senior Adriana S has the distinction of being the lone "TASIS lifer" in the Class of 2021.
In 2006, Adriana joined TASIS England's Frog Hollow** and since that time, she has managed to accomplish so much. Always ready to give her best and keen to get involved, over the years she participated in as many activities as she could, whether it was choir recitals, Halloween parades (just as happy to dress up as a princess as a football player), Brownies, drama, or sports.
Adriana has been a varsity athlete for four years, playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. At 14 years old, she became the youngest pitcher on the softball team. With a love of music and singing, she participated in several school musicals and also plays the piano. Having begun lessons with Ms. Alldridge when she was five, Adriana has been composing her own pieces since the age of seven.
Along the way, Adriana won several academic awards, most recently her Cum Laude induction as a junior in 2020. She also participated in service trips to Romania and worked to restore coral reefs during a Summer Program session in Puerto Rico. With all of these accomplishments, she truly exemplifies the definition of a TASIS student to the core.
We wish our "TASIS Lifer" all the very best for the future. In a 1974 yearbook message, our founder Mrs. Fleming exhorted the students to "Go forth from TASIS carrying with you energy and a sense of involvement." Given all that Adriana has accomplished so far, we have no doubt she will take that advice to heart.
** In 1944, Mrs. M. Crist Fleming established Frog Hollow Country Day School in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, which she directed until 1955. After founding TASIS The American School England in 1976, Mrs. Fleming named the nursery/pre-school after her school in Pennsylvania and so Frog Hollow was born.
Frog Hollow provided young children in nursery and pre-kindergarten, aged three and four, with a stimulating environment for learning. The main goal of the program was to give each child a sound educational foundation while also developing a sense of responsibility, independence, compassion, fairness, and respect for self and others. These values are now integral to our Early Years program.