College is a stage of our lives where we are often removed from our families for the first time, but this is not always so. Many of us have siblings here, or at other schools, with whom we share very close bonds, experiences, academic interests and even professors. This piece is the fourth in a planned series on relationships with one’s siblings while in college. This week I interviewed Mariah Williamson ’16 and Matt Williamson ’18.
How did each of you end up choosing Kenyon?
Mariah: I was recruited for the swim team, and then picked Kenyon after my recruit trip. Matt came to visit with my parents and liked the campus and team enough that he decided to come on a recruiting trip as well.
Matt: Both of us are swimmers who really wanted to continue to compete at a high level in college. At the same time we both are very serious students and have very eclectic academic interests. I think once Mariah originally found out about Kenyon, and specifically that it would be a place that would provide her (and eventually me) a chance to do both these things, there was really no other place that could compete.