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Emily Robertson ’16
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7 Ways to Have a Robertson-Approved Darlington Experience

5/11/2016 8:00:00 PM, 736 views


Siblings Emily ('16) and Will Robertson ('16) share how to get the most out of a Darlington experience as four-year day students in the Upper School. The fraternal twins reside in Kennesaw, Ga., and graduate from Darlington this Saturday. Emily will be attending Mercer University, as Will heads to the University of South Carolina.


Here are seven ways to have a Robertson-approved Darlington experience:

  1. Wake up at 5:15 a.m. five times a week. We live an hour away from Rome, so we’ve had to learn how to get up early. As terrible as this may sound, it’s something we’ve gotten use to (kind of), and it’s taught us how to manage our time.

  2. Sleep (when you can). It’s not always easy to get rest, but it’s probably the most important thing you can get. Even if you think you need to study through the night, the sleep will benefit you more than anything. That means sleeping whenever—and wherever—necessary.

  3. Get involved. As cliché as that might sound, it’s also the best way to make friends. We were both four-year members of the crew and swim teams, leaders in the dorms (REG AND MOSER!), and we both had our own special niches. Will was in band, and Emily did theatre!
         

  4. Accept the inevitability of fear. Several times throughout your Darlington experience, you’re going to be scared. Face whatever it is head-on, instead of running away from it.


  5. Stay overnight. It might seem like the dorm is “for dorm students and day leaders only,” but the reality is that if you want to get involved or make new friends, all you have to do is ask. And that usually starts by staying the night with a friend with a dorm room.

  6. Ask for help. High school is tough, and if you’re struggling with anything—whether it’s Calculus or managing your stress levels—don’t be afraid to ask someone for help. Pretty much everyone who works at Darlington is really nice, and you’re sure to find someone who can help you!


  7. Take everything in. Darlington has been our second home for the past four years, and we’ve enjoyed every minute we’ve spent on this campus. Take some time to really appreciate how incredible this school is, and take advantage of every opportunity you have.



To the Darlington Community: Thank you for teaching, encouraging, and inspiring us. It’s been real.


 Emily & Will
Class of 2016

       



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Yensen Lambert
5/12/2016
8:52 AM
You guys are the reason I love my job!
Christie Atkins
5/12/2016
8:32 AM
Wonderful! I will miss you very much!
Madge Crawford ’84
5/12/2016
8:20 AM
Darlington is fortunate to have had both of you for four years! Congratulations on your graduation! Best of luck at college! You will both be missed!
Michael Jacobs
5/12/2016
8:12 AM
You forgot to mention "Hang out with a librarian 5 days a week". It's cool, I'll tell everyone.
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