Student Profile: Madeline
Hello! Xin chào! I'm Anh Quynh “Madeline” Nguyen and I graduated from Thornton Academy in 2020. I was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam, but for four years of my life, I was able to call Thornton Academy my home away from home. Having learned, experienced, and laughed so much here, TA will always hold a special place in my heart. If you’re looking to learn, experience, and laugh as much as I did (or more), you should consider joining the Thornton Academy community.
My four years at TA have been full of learning, growth, connections, courage, and more. Thanks to the wide range of courses and levels of difficulty, I was able to explore my interests while challenging myself academically. My high school journey would not have been the same without the support of faculty and staff who truly want to see students grow and accomplish their goals. As a residential student, I am grateful for the care and love I received from the Residential Life staff; they helped to make TA a home for students from different continents.
One of the things I love about TA is its sense of community. TA is like a nest to different groups with various interests, whether it’s the arts, athletics, or others. As a result, there is always something happening—from volunteering opportunities to football games, TA allows students to grow beyond the classroom and to connect with one another. It also offers the best of both worlds: an American and a globally connected high school experience. TA students can attend annual events, like the Homecoming Dance, as well as create new traditions, like the International Fair. This event enables locals to have a taste of different cultures represented at TA and is my personal favorite annual event on campus.
I believe I made the most of my high school years at TA, and I will always be grateful for this journey. I hope you will, too.
Anh Quanh ‘Madeline’ Nguyen ’20