Andrew Stewart '05
Describe your Eagle Hill experience!
Eagle Hill may have been the best four years of my life. From making new friends, to joining different groups, to hanging out with people watching the World Series or the Super Bowl in the Activity Center it was just a great high school experience in every way. During the school day I learned what any other high school student would, just in a unique teaching style. Whether it was Biology with Mr. Ward or Composition and Literature with Mrs., Geary, I loved my teachers and my classes. I was so lucky to be able to have fun and meaningful conversations with people like Mr. Geary and Mr. Aldrich, it always felt like a family. There was no shortage of support and advice when I needed it, they always went above and beyond to ensure students’ needs were met. I loved weekend trips to Boston or going to the movies with friends, as there was always something to do outside of the classroom. The friendships I was able to make still mean so much to me today from my time at Eagle Hill.
What have you looked to accomplish professionally since your time at Eagle Hill?
I knew I wanted to work in information technology, so moved back home to Canada in December of 2005 and earned my IT certification. I joined the Toronto Police Service as a Clerk for a few years and then earned an amazing opportunity working in IT for Rogers Communications at their head office in Toronto. Rogers is Canada's largest telecommunications company and the opportunity for advancement has me motivated to go above and beyond for the company. My department is responsible for employee support if they have any technical issues or need assistance. I am in one of three groups that are IT Administrators so there is great responsibility with a workforce of 26,000 full-time employees and contractors. I hope to one day advance to the role of a Senior Director of Vice President within the company through my hard work.
If you had to give any advice to current Eagle Hill student, what would it be?
Enjoy your time at Eagle Hill and don't miss any of the opportunities that come your way. Spend time with your friends and don’t be afraid to make new friends. Listen and respect the faculty and staff, they care so much about you. Live through every moment and soak it all in, it goes by faster than you would expect. You’ll miss it when it’s over!
Never be afraid to ask for help, there’s no shame in asking for assistance for anything. Talk to a teacher or a friend, that’s what makes Eagle Hill special – there is always someone there for you.
Go out there and change the world!