Annika Tice '15
While at Chatham Hall, I was on the Purple Team, played field hockey, and led the Honor Council. I found any way to engage in the community. The opportunities afforded at Chatham Hall were limitless.
My fondest memories include cooking in French class, eating at the back table of Yardley with the same group of friends, homework nights in the Niche, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity over Spring Break, studying abroad in France, and so much more.
I hold onto the special moments at Chatham Hall that have shaped me into becoming a woman of honesty, character, and leadership. Meeting and hearing from Leaders in Residence Gloria Steinem and Venus Williams inspired me to seek out and overcome challenges in my life.
During my time at Chatham Hall, I discovered a passion for education thanks to the caring faculty members and mentors both in and outside of the classroom. This passion grew as I moved on to the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) where I graduated with a B.A. in English and French and designed an independent study in education. While there, I volunteered at Maury River Middle School, mentoring girls in their transition from middle to high school, and was awarded a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship for the Ivory Coast, where I taught English for six months.
At VMI, I worked four on-campus jobs, attended summer school every year in addition to joining the Army ROTC, and became the first and only woman on the Honor Court since its formation in 1839.
I take huge pride in Chatham Hall; it has a community like no other.