Andrew Eigenfeld ‘21 has been at North Cross since his junior year of high school. With his diverse interests and activities, like global studies and astronomy, North Cross has provided him with many great opportunities.
Among his various classes, Astronomy is his favorite subject, as the teacher, Dr. Timothy Naginey, is “easy to have a conversation with.” Eigenfeld added that Dr. Naginey is his favorite teacher.
“He has a solid relationship with his close friends and he loves a good laugh.” Dr. Naginey said, “I've really enjoyed having him as a student this year in Astronomy; I always look forward to the well-placed jokes he works into his presentations.”
During his years at North Cross, Eigenfeld was also introduced to skateboarding and weightlifting by two of his friends, Andrew Sexton ‘21 and Cole Thompson ‘21, who have both known him for over ten years.
Eigenfeld also has an interest in global studies, which is why he attended Model UN, where people from around the world come to play the roles of delegates from their assigned countries. Eigenfeld said he enjoyed it because he was able to make so many new friends.
Recently, Eigenfeld presented his DeHart speech, on the topic of the Roman Empire. He explained the collapse of the empire, and if it could have been prevented.
“I thought the fact that he wrote his speech about the Roman empire was very predictable, mostly because he was born in Rome,” said Thompson. “He also knows a lot about other countries, especially European ones. So I'm not surprised at the topic he chose for his speech.”
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, much of his time at North Cross has been affected. He expressed that he does not like doing school virtually and that the pandemic has made it difficult for him to participate in sports. “I dislike distance learning and think it is ineffective,” Eigenfeld said. “It was hard to play club sports because of covid.”
After high school, Eigenfeld wants to become a Physician Assistant or possibly a medical doctor. Currently, he has not decided which college he wants to go to, but his second choice is Quinnipiac University.
Written by Hania Raza