Sammy Brainard '12

Where do you live and what do you do?
Being a college-age alum, I still live on the North Shore (Wenham, MA) with my family, and during the school year, I live in Charlottesville, VA where I attend school.

Why do you choose to support Shore and The Shore Fund each year?
At Shore, I truly found my lifelong friends who were there with me when I was my most awkward, unsure self, and who I know will be with me until the end.

What inspired you to make your first gift as a Shore graduate? 
I wanted to support the place that, from a young age, encouraged me to be confident and be myself!

What schools did you attend after Shore? How did Shore prepare you for future learning and your career?
 I graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH in 2015, and currently attend The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Shore instilled in me a strong work ethic, which has aided me in my studies since graduating!

Do you have a favorite memory as a Shore student?
Our trip to Squam Lake in Ninth Grade is a favorite memory. I really loved bonding with our class of seventeen people, as most of our class became close right away, and this only continued to solidify throughout the year. 
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    • I wanted to support the place that, from a young age, encouraged me to be confident and be myself!

      Sammy Brainard '12 (far right) pictured in Narragansett, RI in July 2016 with fellow Shore alumni Amy Torchiana '12 (far left), Sydney O'Neil '12 (top middle), and Ali Wilder '12 (bottom middle).