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Quinn Trafas '20

Quinn Trafas

Class of 2020

Knox student Quinn Trafas ‘20 received an Early Decision acceptance to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), ranked #63 in the Nation for undergraduate engineering programs and #106 top colleges in the Nation according to US News and World Report. Quinn has been a student at Knox since 9th grade and has successfully made his way through the variety of courses offered through the School’s STEM program. As a direct accept into RIT’s General Computing College, Quinn plans to study towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computing Security.

Lainey Link '22

Lainey Link

Class of 2022

Lainey Link is a 9th grade day student at The Knox School. She loves her new Home Beside The Shore, and is enjoying her first year as a Knoxie. Lainey is a level 9 competitive gymnast who recently joined a league that could potentially lead her to a spot on the USA Olympic team! She practices 24 hours a week and still maintains exceptional grades. Lainey is a straight A student, and is also a member of the National Honor Society. She is passionate about her sport and understands the importance of a healthy balance between academics and athletics and appreciates that her teachers do as well.

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Student Spotlight Tommy Barry '20

Tommy Barry

Class of 2020

When a student is a shining example of The Knox Core Values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Courage, Kindness and Scholarship, we love to shout it from the rooftops! Sophomore and recent Eagle Scout inductee Tommy Barry from Miller Place, New York is a strong example of a student who embodies these Core Values both on campus, and within the community.

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Miles Chamley-Watson '08

Olympic Foil Fencer

Miles Chamley-Watson, Class of 2008, is a two-time Olympian foil fencer, competing with Team USA in London in 2012 and Rio in 2016. He was a Bronze Medal Winner with Team USA in Rio, where he placed nineteenth overall. A multi-sport athlete, Miles also played varsity soccer and basketball with the Knox Falcons while in high school. He attended Pennsylvania State University with a full scholarship for fencing and completed a degree in Sports Management.

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Millie Chan '87

Designer & Manufacturer

Millie’s love for drawing and three-dimensional design led her to a major in Industrial Design at Philadelphia College of the Arts upon her graduation from Knox in 1987. After working briefly in Los Angeles as a free-lance designer, she returned home to Hong Kong in 1991 and took a position with a company that specialized in seasonal decorations.

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Chris Strompolos '89

Film Maker & Producer

Chris Strompolos was born in Arlington Heights Illinois and grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi. On the Mississippi Gulf Coast from 1982 - 1989 while remaking "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in the summers, Chris developed a passion for acting, music and producing.

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Jing Jing Lai
Andrew Wagner - Chair of Visual & Performing Arts

Andrew Wagner

Chair of Visual and Performing Arts

Andrew Wagner is in his second year as the chair of the Visual & Performing Arts Department. Mr. Wagner directs the fall drama production and spring musical, and teaches a variety of courses on campus and works with students both in the classroom and on the stage. Knox values Mr. Wagner’s enthusiasm, versatility, expertise and passion for theatre, stagecraft and media production.

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Faculty Spotlight - Emma Sharkey

Emma Sharkey-Frageau

BOOST Coordinator

The Knox School is happy to showcase the outstanding contributions of Emma Sharkey-Frageau who continues her extremely valuable role as a member of the Knox team for her 11th year. Currently, Emma serves as the Coordinator of BOOST in addition to teaching in the program. Emma is a hard-working and dedicated person who is committed to the success of her students. She finds that the most fulfilling part of her job is helping students reach their full potential, and states that “it gives me great pride to see a student’s confidence grow when he or she realizes that they are capable of reaching their academic goals.”

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Majestic Mapp

Director of Athletics & Varsity Basketball Coach
Mathematics & Economics Instructor

Majestic started his career at Knox teaching Middle School Math and Introduction to Economics, in addition to serving as the Assistant Athletic Director, Head Coach of the Varsity Basketball Team, and Assistant Coach of the Prep Basketball Team. After much success in his roles, Majestic has taken over Falcon Athletics and is currently the Athletic Director and Micro and Macro Economics teacher. Teaching and coaching are very special to Majestic, as the combination of the two allows him to share life and leadership skills that are valuable both on and off the court.

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A Home Beside The Shore

We have a home beside the shore
A peaceful place for which we’ll yearn
A quiet place to which we’ll turn
In days to come, when time has passed,
But this is not goodbye, for
We have a home beside the shore.