Student Life

Student Stories

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  • Middle School President Emma Centeno on How The Student Government Gives Back

    Eighth-grade student Emma Centeno entered York Prep in sixth grade, and has made valuable friendships and gained a vast amount of knowledge from her teachers since then. As middle school president, she works towards addressing the issues of her fellow students. Read on to find out more about Emma’s middle school experience at York Prep.
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  • York Prep Class of 2019 Graduate Maddy Rubler Talks About How Her Teachers at York Prep Inspired Her Pursue Her Passion

    Syracuse freshman Maddy Rubler was inspired by her teachers at York Prep to pursue her passion for working with children. Her experience teaching American Sign Language to deaf children in New York City, paired with her mission to make a difference in the world, lead her towards her current goal of becoming a teacher. Read on to learn more about Maddy’s York Prep high school experience.
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  • Pianist Johnson Li, Who Has Performed Under the Batons of World-Class Conductors and Has Received Praise From Musicians including Christoph Eschenbach and Lang Lang, Gracefully Balances Student Life With His Lifelong Pursuit of Communicating Through Music

    Johnson Li started playing piano at the age of four because he loved (and still loves) music. His prolific list of performances as a pianist attests to his talent and dedication. Here is a rundown of some of his accomplishments:
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  • The Importance of Kindness, Ambition, and Keeping an Open Mind According to Class of 2019 Valedictorian, Maya Fuchs-Bortolami

    Maya Fuchs-Bortolami, a skilled photographer and rising star in the art world, will always remember her proudest moment at York Prep. This moment took place when she delivered her class of 2019 valedictorian speech after Lin-Manuel Miranda’s York Prep commencement address. In addition to this crowning moment, Maya also looks back at some other highlights from her time at York Prep. Read on the learn more!
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  • Phillip Winter: Historical Costume Designer, Athlete, and Scholar Who Was a Founding Member of the Shakespeare Club, Historical Costume Club, German Club, and York Prep Swim Team

    York Prep is excited to present our new “Student Stories” page on our website! Every month you can read a new student profile where students talk about their experiences as students at York, as well their interests and co-curricular projects.

    This month we chat with Philip Winter, who entered York as a freshman and is currently a junior. He has been active in many student clubs and sports teams. He recently played a lead role in the fall production Almost, Maine, and is also a seasoned historical costume designer and constructor, whose work has been exhibited throughout the country. Read on to learn more about Philip.
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