Lauren Pugh Getty ’03

Power Systems Engineer for US Navy Submarines

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Lauren Pugh Getty ’03

Lauren Pugh Getty graduated from Hilltop in 2003 and is now a Power Systems Engineer for the US Navy Submarines.

Grades Attended Hilltop

Grades 2-8

What do you love most about Hilltop Country Day School?

I loved the teachers. They really took the time to challenge me. They really cared for their students.

What is one word that best described the school? Please explain why you chose that word.

Community. So many students go back to Hilltop long after they graduated either to teach or just to visit their former teachers.

Describe one of your favorite memories of Hilltop Country Day School?

I loved acting in the plays! Each of my last few years there we did Shakespeare plays and it was so much fun!

From your own experiences, why do you believe it was important for you to attend Hilltop Country Day School?

I always thrived in a smaller class size where the teachers could make sure that each student was appropriately challenged to excel.

In what ways did Hilltop Country Day School prepare you for high school and college?

The Hilltop curriculum enabled me to place out of many of the high school introductory classes and into honors and higher level classes starting in my freshman year.

What would you tell a friend to encourage them to consider Hilltop Country Day School?

The teachers are great and really push their students to excel and to follow their passions.