Hello everyone! As you can tell from the title, my name is Rebecca Benin. I am a freshman 5-day boarder here at AHF, and let me tell you, I can’t say enough good things about this school! I have only been here for a year, but I already feel like this is where I’m meant to be. I can’t imagine going anywhere else. The people are so welcoming, and you feel at home right away. At first, one of my main concerns was how small the class sizes are. I thought it would be hard to find good friends who share similar interests with me. If you’re worried about that like I was, I can definitely reassure you now that this is not the case at all! Because everyone knows everyone here, you grow close with a lot of people, which creates a very strong and supportive community. If I had let my initial doubts stop me, I never would never have been able to meet all of these amazing people! I learned here that you can still be great friends with someone, even if at first it seems like you don’t have a lot in common with them. In fact, it can be an exceptional learning experience! Being able to get along with people coming from all different backgrounds is a very valuable life skill, and coming to AHF (where there is so much diversity) is a great way to learn to do just that! Not many people can say they have friends from all over the US, let alone the whole world! I am so grateful to be able to come here and bond with the people I did. This school really has become a second home.