Humans of Northwood: Luke French ‘20

Luke French ’20

I have attended four different high schools and will finish it at Northwood School, thousands of miles away from my home in Overland Park, Kansas.

I decided to come to Northwood to further my hockey career. I knew from the school’s history that it would be the best option for me during my PG year of school. Coach Cassidy has proven over and over that he is able to move players to the next level and get them the best opportunities possible to set them up for future success. Now, although I know that Northwood was the right decision for me, I do miss my parents and dog the most. I wish I could see them each day and eat my mom’s cooking every night.

Northwood is a very different type of school compared to my old one. The major differences are that at my old school there were about 1,200 people compared to just under the two hundred students at Northwood.

My year at Northwood has been one I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I never thought at the beginning of the year that I would meet some of my best friends and create so many more friendships. As the year went on, I realized how fun prep school was and I wish that I came earlier in my high school career and was able to be at Northwood for more than one year. Many things related to Northwood make it special, but for me getting the chance to make friendships and bonds with other students, especially my hockey brothers are something I will never forget. This year we had one of the best teams I have been a part of, and I am honored to call them family for life.

There are very few things I dislike about Northwood, but I don’t like how long it stays cold and snows all the time. At first it’s nice but then after a while it gets kind of old. Despite that, I am very happy with my decisions to attend Northwood.

After Northwood, I want to pursue my hockey career as far as I can. Next year I plan to play for the Boston Junior Bruins and then after playing there, I will decide where I want to attend college.

– As told to Aimee Headland ‘20

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