Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Day #SeniorSpotlight: Hattie James Lester
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Day #SeniorSpotlight: Hattie James Lester

Maddie Chastain | March 15, 2023 | 319 views

A Darlington student is made up of many things. None of which is average. We help our students develop their interests, passions and pursuits, because we believe every individual has something to contribute. We also believe that only when you're 100% you, are you 100% Darlington. 

Here at Darlington, every student’s path is different. We think that's a good thing. 

Let’s get to know Hattie James Lester, a 13-year day student from Cartersville, Ga., who is thankful for the great relationships she has with her teachers at Darlington.               
When you think of Darlington, what three words come to mind first?    
Smart, diverse, interesting

What song reminds you of high school?     
“Enchanted” - Taylor Swift

What's your favorite show to binge watch?     
“Grey’s Anatomy”

What's your favorite restaurant in Rome?     
Blue Fin

What house are you a member of?     

What are you involved in at Darlington?
I was in the Golf Academy but not anymore; I may do track instead. 

If you play sports, who is your favorite coach and why?    
Mr. Willerson because he’s funny.        

What's your favorite place on campus and why?    
The lunch room because there's food.    

Who's your favorite teacher and why? 
Ms. Hadaway because she is so fun and smart and Mrs. Haynes because she's a good listener, is always up to talk, and she’s funny, too.     

What’s your favorite thing about Darlington?    
The classes I get to take.

Describe an experience that you've had at Darlington that you couldn't have had anywhere else.     
The opportunities I’ve had, trips we’ve gone on, and the friendships I’ve made.

What are some of the ways you've grown since you first came to Darlington?    
In my dedication and discipline with my studies and in my life in general.

What is your dream job?    
Vet or NICU nurse

Click here to see more #SeniorSpotlights from the Class of 2023!

Find out how you can be 100% Darlington, too, by requesting a personal campus tour at www.darlingtonschool.org/visit or contacting admission@darlingtonschool.org.