I was fortunate to be raised by parents who place a high value on work ethic and the pursuit of excellence – hence their decision to send my siblings and me to St. Andrews-Sewanee School. My time at St. Andrews-Sewanee School allowed me to fine tune the work ethic that my parents instilled within me, as the institution's overall commitment to academic excellence pushed me to continue to develop a variety of skills. St. Andrew's-Sewanee School's commitment to general academic excellence was in turn bolstered by each of its teachers, coaches, administrators, and staff members, all of whom enhanced my academic experience by expecting me to exhibit a similar commitment to critical thinking, analytical reading, advanced writing, and overall academic excellence. I am blessed to have parents that were willing and able to provide me with the opportunity to attend St. Andrews-Sewanee School. Donations to the SAS Fund help ensure that each year new students will also be presented with this ever increasingly valuable opportunity.
Ryan Barry '04