“It’s easy to make friends here because there are a lot of people who understand what it means to be gifted,” says 8th grader Madison. Like many Roeper students, she states that the freedom and ability to choose your path is what makes the school so special. She adds that the mutual respect between teachers and students is another reason she loves it here. Madison gravitates towards challenging subjects like math and science and expressive performing arts, including ballet, jazz, tap, and competitive dance. She cherishes time spent with younger students and children as she considers a career as a pediatrician. She’s a #RoeperKid.