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Orange Key Society

Our 40+ tour guides may have a wide range of backgrounds and interests, but they all have one thing in common: they love VA. The 18 members of Vermont Academy's Orange Key Society (profiled here) are student leaders particularly dedicated to representating Vermont Academy. In this leadership position, students work with the Admissions Office to plan campus visits, mentor new tour guides, and, of course, give tours.

We hope to see you on campus soon!

List of 19 items.

  • Kofi Asante ‘18

    Hometown: New York, NY

    Activities: Varsity Soccer, Proctor, Jazz Ensemble

    Fun Fact About Me: I'm first-generation American. My family is from Ghana.

    Favorite Class: Pre-Calculus

    Why VA?: You feel very supported at VA, especially when things get tough. Teachers and faculty are always there to lend an ear, and your peers are there for you. At VA, I am home.
  • Allie Buckley '18

    Hometown: Brattleboro, VT
  • Ava Hill ‘18

    Hometown: Andover, VT

    Activities: Crew (fall & spring), Dance Team, National Honor Society, Writing Center Tutor

    Where have you found support at VA?: I have the best advisors, Ms. Wilkins and Ms. Schneider. I know that they care about me so much. I have made some of my best friends at VA through my advisory.

    Best VA Moment: Learning to row with the crew team. I never expected to find so much strength in myself (mentally and physically).
  • Peiru “Mike” Li ‘18

    Hometown: Beijing, China

    Activities: International Resource Center Tutor, Golf

    Favorite VA Tradition: Mountain Day

    Favorite Weekend Activity: Dinner at Panda North

    Why I Chose VA: I am able to gain an advanced education here while connecting with people from all different backgrounds and cultures. I also get to try new things--like golf!
  • Danny Williams ‘19

    Hometown: Wilton, CT

    Activities: Sophomore Class President, Ice Hockey, Tennis

    Favorite VA Tradition: Winter Carnival

    Favorite Dining Hall Meal: Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Brian Anderson '18

    Hometown: Chester, VT
  • Zoee Blossom '19

    Hometown: Saxtons River, VT
  • Riese Bianco '20

    Hometown: Ringos, NJ
  • Wanyue "Jessica" Dong '19

    Hometown: Beijing, China
  • Ian Fenn '18

    Hometown: Brattleboro, VT
  • Karl-Antoine Girard ‘18

    Hometown: Sherbrooke, Quebec

    Activities: Varsity Ice Hockey, JV Soccer, Lacrosse, Proctor, National Honor Society, International Resource Center Tutor, V-8s

    Favorite Dining Hall Meal: Taco Day!

    Advice to Prospective Students: Be yourself on your campus tour.
  • Yuchen "Aaron" Gong '19

    Hometown: Beijing, China
  • Jamie Kuesel '18

    Hometown: Cos Cob, CT
  • Yujie "Juno" Li '18

    Hometown: Hangzhou, China

    Activities: Cross-Country Running

    Favorite VA Tradition: Kurn Hattin Christmas Dinner

    Most Influential Faculty: Mr. Wang
  • Brandon McDonald ‘18

    Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

    Activities: Varsity Soccer, Varsity Ice Hockey, Baseball, Proctor

    Favorite VA Tradition: Alumni Hockey Game

    Advice to Prospective Students: Don't step on the school seal!
  • Holly Meredith '18

    Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY

    Activities: Field Hockey, Varsity Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Proctor

    Why I Chose VA: I chose VA because of Vermont's beauty and the ability to play hockey at a high level. I toured in the summer when students were gone. The first day of fall pre-season, I knew I had made the right decision--everyone was so friendly and fun.
  • Patrick Ogden '18

    Hometown: Ridgefield, CT (Bermuda)
  • Hannah Sethi '20

    Hometown: Walpole, NH
  • Patrick Starkey '19

    Hometown: Montclair, NJ