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Q&A with Hannah Wilson '17

Hannah Wilson '18

Hometown: Brewster (Cape Cod), Mass.
High School: Nauset Regional High School
Major/minor: studio art major with concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry design

Why did you apply ED?
I was first drawn to Skidmore because it offered a metalworking program, which was something I had done throughout high school and wanted to continue with in some capacity. When I visited Skidmore for the first time, my dad and I drove through downtown Saratoga and we saw students out and about and I was immediately able to imagine myself as one of those students. For me, the icing on the cake was the First-Year Experience in London program. With these three factors, I knew Skidmore was the place I wanted to spend my next four years. 

Best parts of your college experience?
Studying abroad first semester of my first year was definitely a highlight—it pushed me to become a more confident and independent individual. Another highlight has been finding the freedom at Skidmore to be friends with whomever I chose. Whereas in high school, I felt locked into one identity, at Skidmore I could express all sides of myself and create friendships with students who were very different from myself.

Most surprising moments?
Probably my most surprising moment at Skidmore was when I found a $100 bill on the floor in the Dining Hall. (Note: After a long-fought internal battle, I turned it in to Campus Safety, which actually gave it back to me when it went unclaimed.)

Advice on applying ED?
After visiting and applying to Skidmore, I knew it was where I wanted to be, and I was ready to commit to the school. But my advice would be that before applying ED make sure you can see yourself at Skidmore for four years.

Something most people don’t know about you?
I love pigeons! Growing up on Cape Cod, I didn’t see too many pigeons, but now I think they are hysterical and super cute, albeit germ-ridden.


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