从希普利的教室到华尔街, 阿基·加勒特，00年的, 一个以任何标准衡量的成功人士, 能够在任何环境中脱颖而出. He has met the likes of Chance the Rapper and worked with companies as big as Disney. Now, he is working in entertainment, still chasing his dreams and striving to be his best self.
Aki credits 皮普 for helping to develop the mentality and aspirations that helped to make his dreams a reality. “如果你看不到目标，你就无法为之奋斗. You’ve got to be able to see something to believe it’s possible,” he explains. 皮普 provided Aki the opportunity to interact with people of different races and socioeconomic backgrounds than his own. It allowed him to see the different possibilities for life, beyond what there was in his hometown in South Philadelphia. 关于他在希普利大学的日子，阿基肯定会提到, “I never felt less than [at 皮普]… but what it did was it opened my eyes to the possibilities of what hard work, 奉献, 焦点, 意图, 意图, 仅仅是承诺就能帮助你在生活中取得成就.”
对于阿基, 皮普 did more than just provide a new environment and point of view, it allowed him to discover and pursue passions he never knew he had. From discovering a love for music that ultimately led to his current role with REVOLT Media & TV, to being the captain of the cross country and basketball teams, 希普利不断地把阿基赶出他的舒适区. 具体地说, 阿基举了一个例子:11年级时，他跑过越野, 尽管他认为这会让他的哮喘发作. 虽然他在第一场比赛中表现不佳, he was surprised that he had survived and managed to remain conscious the entire time. Garrett credits this experience for establishing very important ideologies in his life, “What it taught me was… don’t succumb to fear… it [also] taught me this notion of endurance… you’re going to feel good at certain parts, 在某些地方你会感觉很糟糕, 最后, 你会感到筋疲力尽, 但是一旦你越过了那条线, the reward on the other side is even sweeter than the pain that you had to endure to get there.”
阿基坚持这一信念, as he tirelessly worked to achieve his lifelong goal of working on Wall Street, 然后, 年后, took another fearless leap into the entertainment industry to follow his dream. “你所做的一切都是卓越的,阿基说。, is one of the many qualities that led him to his current position, 这也是所有希普利学生的精神. 一旦他知道自己想追求什么, Aki realized that it would take more than qualities such as fearlessness and endurance, 他知道自己必须做到最好. This idea of absolute excellence evolved from a quality to a lifestyle. A lifestyle that not only allowed Aki to achieve his main dream of working on Wall Street, but also one that kept him from 成长ing complacent after his successes. “I’m more intrinsically motivated than extrinsically motivated… it’s me against the best version of me.现在，阿琪还有很多事情要努力. “我现在最大的职业目标是进入高管层, 无论是首席战略官, 首席商务官, 首席执行官——这是下一步.在他不断追求超越自己的过程中, Aki has taken his career to places that not even he expected it to go.
While Garrett thanks 皮普 for giving him tools for personal success, he is equally thankful for the lessons in service that the School provided him as well. “This is what I love about 皮普: there’s the academic part to 皮普, 但希普利也有公民身份的部分.” Giving back to your community, however one might define it, is something Aki lives to do. 老年人服务项目的意义尤其深远, exposing Aki to the sense of purpose and satisfaction that giving back can provide. 这种服务精神, 还有希普利校友的美好回忆, 比如91年的科马·甘迪和81年的罗伯·阿姆斯特朗, 他是阿琪年轻时的偶像, made him want to continue to give back and inspire the youth in the same way that he was inspired. 担任董事会成员, 捐赠, 志愿服务, 甚至做采访, are all ways Aki shows thanks to the places that made him who he is today, “And so I find myself in communities where my plant was watered. Now I’m trying to water the future plants so that they can 成长 and blossom.”
Matt Spencer ’23 is a senior at The 皮普学校, where he has attended since PreK. He wrote this profile as part of an internship with the Marketing Office in the summer of 2022.
十大信誉菠菜平台是一所私立学校, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, 位于布林茅尔, PA. 通过我们对卓越教育的承诺, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.