By Stella Maclean, Jaya Kolluri, and Ezra Lee
Winsor’s December senior spotlight is on field hockey athlete Ally Kennedy ’23.
Kennedy was one of three captains of the Varsity Field Hockey team this fall. The team had a fiery season, making it all the way to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) quarterfinals. Kennedy said, “This season was so fun! The team made my job as a captain very easy! Everyone showed up ready to play and would be happy to help grab equipment.”
Kennedy has been a member of Winsor Field Hockey since Class II, and her graduation won’t mean that her career ends. Next year, Kennedy will continue field hockey at Middlebury College. She explained, “Although I am sad that my Winsor field hockey career is over, I am lucky to be able to continue this sport for another four years! I will be taking everything I learned from my time on the Winsor team and bringing it with me to Middlebury.” Kennedy will be missed on the Winsor Field Hockey team, but the Winsor community is looking forward to seeing her play the sport she loves at the next level. Her seven years playing field hockey at Winsor have prepared her to thrive on the Middlebury team, and the community is so excited to see what she accomplishes on her new team!
Belmont Hill’s December senior spotlight is on Drone Club captain Chris Brusie ’23.
Chris Brusie has been interested in drones since he came to Belmont Hill in Form III and has become very skilled at flying, coding, and building drones in his time at the school. Additionally, he has used his skill productively for the school such as to film the rowing team, cross country team, football team, and all-school picnic. Additionally, he has filmed concerts and fundraisers such as for the Run for Glen Doherty Foundation. He has qualified for multiple Grand Prix championships and placed in the top 250 in the Pro Class. In the spring of 2022, he led the Drone Club to a national championship and hopes to do so again. His goal is to “help as many teams as possible succeed in this year’s competition.” Brusie is not only interested in the success of the top team; he also devotes his time to help the middle school team prepare for their competitions. He has used his skills to help the Belmont Hill community in many ways, and The Panel wish him luck at the upcoming competitions.