Margaret Tower '21: Tennis player, swimmer, GS program distinction recipient, yearbook editor, and film maker prepares to take her skills to UVa.
Margaret Tower ‘21 will be one of the many seniors graduating this May. Tower came to North Cross in second grade when her family moved to Roanoke. Over her time at North Cross, her favorite experience was the fifth grade battle in Victor Lamas’ history class. Her favorite class throughout her academic career at North Cross has been creative writing class in eighth grade. “It was a super small group, all girls and was just a really fun and supportive environment to work on my writing skills”, Tower said. Her favorite teacher at North Cross is Josh Kier. “I learned a ton in his class and I feel that he pushed all of us to think more deeply. I just looked forward to his class everyday”, Tower said. Through her years, she played tennis and swam for the North Cross Raiders. Tower’s greatest inspiration throughout her life has been her mom. “She is generous, witty, thoughtful, intelligent and kind; everything I hope to be,” Tower said.
In her freetime, Tower enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and listening to live music (in non pandemic times). As far as interests go, Tower loves politics and follows the news pretty carefully. One of her most memorable trips was to Argentina after freshman year with North Cross. Another trip that holds close rankings is the filth grade Baltimore tip, “A lot of the stuff we planned to do that trip ended up not working out because of inclement weather and stuff but I remember us having a lot of fun.” Tower’s favorite food is Cadbury mini eggs, “I have a super sweet tooth and those are my favorite candy.” She is a big UVA basketball fan, and also enjoys music, with her favorite band being the Decemberists. “She seems to know what she wants to do,” Lamas, who has been one of her teachers said, “she doesn't bend, sway or move about in a way that reveals fear, uncertainty or a lack of purpose or goals.”
Next fall, Tower will attend The University of Virginia. Tower’s advice to students is “they should take advantage of all the opportunities offered at our school. It’s not everywhere that you are able to just sign up for varsity sports, our variety of clubs etc.”
Written by Grace Simon '22