Senior Prefects

Kingswood Oxford student leaders are filled with intellectual curiosity, humanity, passion, and purpose. They understand that leadership is less about themselves and more about motivating, guiding, inspiring and bringing up those around them. Our prefects are multi-dimensional - musicians, writers, athletes - but what they share is a commitment to making connections and building an equitable and inclusive community.

In their role as Senior Prefects, these students help our freshman adjust to life on campus and serve as a sounding board when a student may experience frustration or challenges. Due to the invaluable role their prefects played in their own personal development at KO, these new prefects want to pay it forward and enrich the lives of the students around them.

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  • Stella Risinger

    Hello! My name is Stella Risinger. I am a rising senior at KO, and will be serving as your Head Perfect this year. At KO, I am involved in cross country, swimming and diving, and the track and field team. Also, I am a part of Model UN, the Green Team, and Shield and Dragon. My favorite subject is either science or math, and one of my favorite things about KO is hanging out on the green. During passing times, lunch, and after school, you can find kids and teachers outside enjoying the sunshine. It creates a sense of community and a feeling of independence, which I really love. Finally, one piece of advice I have for the freshman class is to be a go-getter. I have learned that coming out of your shell and exploring clubs and activities, emailing teachers, and talking to new people is not something to worry about, but something to look forward to and enjoy. I can't wait to meet you all!  :)

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  • Caroline Boardman 

    My name is Caroline Boardman and I have been at KO for six years. My favorite subject is Latin and I like to be part of a lot of club activities. I am a part of the Mock Trial and Field Hockey teams. I am also an executive for Shield and Dragon as well as the KO GSA. My favorite part of KO is having lunch and class outside when the weather is nice. One piece of advice for the incoming form is to take advantage of all of your resources and opportunities. Regardless of whether it’s academic, social, or athletic, I think it is important to try everything at least once or twice so that you don’t miss out on something you may end up enjoying. I’m so excited for the new school year and I can’t wait to meet the new Form 3!

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  • Aidan Dillow

    Hello! My name is Aidan Dillow, and I will be serving as your senior prefect this year! Throughout my years at KO, I have been involved in Soccer, Squash, and the E-Sports team! On top of that, I am an avid member of the chess club, and Shield and Dragon. My favorite subject would have to be APUSH, because I love learning about our past. One of my favorite things about KO is how welcoming and encouraging our teachers are. They are always willing to meet one on one to go over anything you are confused on, and they encourage you to meet with them whenever you may need to. This was something that I used to my advantage throughout my years at KO. One piece of advice I have for the incoming freshman class is to try new things, and expand your horizons. Speaking from experience, this is the best possible way to make friends, find new interests, and contribute to the community. I am so excited to meet you all!


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  • Katharine Doar

    My name is Katharine Doar and this will be my seventh year at KO. I have grown up here at KO and have learned a lot over the years. My favorite subject in school is English because I love writing and engaging in class discussions. One of the best things about KO is being able to try different activities that interest you, and I have definitely taken advantage of this. I am a co-chair of Model UN, Power of Women co-executive, writer for the KO news, Shield and Dragon tour guide. I am also a captain of the Field Hockey team and I play Squash in the winter. I love the variety of opportunities that KO has to offer and the supportive environment that I am able to learn and grow in. For incoming Form three students my advice is to put yourself out there and not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to try something new, because chances are you will thank yourself later. 

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  • Garrett Gallup

    My name is Garrett Gallup and this will be my fourth year at KO. My favorite subject here is math. Outside of classes I am involved in the KO Car Club, Investment Club, and am a tri-sport-athlete. I enjoy the inclusive community at KO and getting the opportunity to meet new people every year. My best piece of advice for incoming freshmen is to take advantage of all the opportunities you are given. I know it may be hard to jump in and get involved at first, but my biggest regret is not doing it sooner myself.

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  • Kyleace Hunter

    Hi! My name is Kyleace Hunter, and I’ve been at KO since my freshman year. My favorite subject is English. I love reading and writing, so I feel the most at home in those classes. I’m currently a member of the Board for the Girls Group of Color, and I’m also a  member of Shield & Dragon. I play Field Hockey, and Softball in the Spring and the Fall. I’m involved in KO’s theater department too. I personally have enjoyed my experiences in the Winter Musical the most at KO. It always has been and always will be my favorite part of the year. It’s so amazing to see the way all the different pieces and people come together to tell wonderful stories. My advice for the incoming Form 3  would be to take time for yourself. Make sure you don’t overwork yourself. You’re allowed to take breaks, and honestly it’s better for your work if you do. I’m super excited to meet everyone next year, and I’m looking forward to what this school year has in store for us!

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  • Emma Levinbook

    My name is Emma Levinbook, and this will be my seventh year at KO. My favorite subjects are French and history, and I am excited to be taking AP French and AP Political Science this year. At KO, I am the Editor-in-Chief of both the KO News and Epic; a co-chair of KO Power of Women and the editor of the organization’s newsletter; a chair of Model UN; a member of the orchestra and the string quartet; and an Executive Committee member of Shield and Dragon. There are many things about KO that I enjoy: the amazing teachers who always make themselves available, as well as the caring and compassionate community. My biggest piece of advice for incoming Form 3 students is to take advantage of the innumerable opportunities made available to you both on and off campus, as they may lead you down paths you might not otherwise have discovered.  

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  • Regina Miller

    Hey! I’m Regina Miller, one of the senior prefects this year, and I am so excited to meet you all! I came to KO as a freshman, so this year will be my fourth here. My favorite subject has always been English, but I’m also a fan of science. The sports I play are soccer and squash and a few clubs I am involved in are green team, lunch and lead, and yearbook. I enjoy getting to know the many people that make up the KO community through these activities, and I’m hopeful that we can start to do “normal” things again. There is so much to do here, and I would definitely recommend trying something you’ve never heard of before or are a little scared to try, because at least half of the activities that I do now, I had never even thought of before high school. I am so grateful for the enriching opportunities KO provides to students to improve and grow in all aspects of life throughout their time here, and I am ready to help you discover what KO can offer you!

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  • Amrita Natarajan

    Hi! My name is Amrita Natarajan and I am so excited to be a Prefect this year! I have been at KO since the 6th grade, so this will be my 7th year here. My favorite subjects are math and science, but I also really enjoy English. Aside from being a Prefect, I am a Shield and Dragon Executive, a Lunch and Lead Executive committee member, a member of Power of Women, and Oxfordians! I’m also a member of the Varsity squash and tennis teams. KO has provided me with so many opportunities, but perhaps the best aspect of KO life is how easy it is to connect with the faculty. Incoming freshmen, I hope you take the time to explore the variety of clubs, sports, and experiences KO has to offer. As the work increases in the next few years, you will not have as much time to do everything you may want to, so figuring it out early is super helpful! I look forward to getting to know all of you! 

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  • Teddy Schwartz

    Hi, my name is Teddy Schwartz and I will be a seven-year senior this year at school! I really enjoy alot of my classes at KO, but one of my favorite subjects I have been able to explore at KO has been economics. It has been a wonderful opportunity to really dig deeper into a topic earlier than I thought I would be able to. In conjunction with Economics classes, I have also been a member of the KO economics club. My favorite on-campus club though is forensic union where I learned formal debate and public speaking skills. One of my favorite things about KO is how many different clubs and activities there are, from forensic union to fun lunch clubs like spikeball club. The variance in activities has really made high school much more enjoyable and keeps me busy. If I could give any piece of advice to an incoming freshman I would tell them to get involved in the community and clubs on campus. 

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  • David Shi

    Hi! My name is David Shi and I’m so excited to be a Prefect this year! I’ve been at KO since 7th grade so this will be my 6th year here. My favorite subjects are Latin and History but I also really love English. Outside of being a Prefect, I’m a captain for the Boys Varsity Soccer and Track teams, Speaker for Student Government, head editor for the KO News, and Co-President of the Asian Culture Club. I’m also a member of the school’s swimming and diving team, Shield and Dragon, Mock Trial team, and cellist for the school’s orchestra and string quartet. My favorite part of KO is definitely the sense of community that is felt on campus. The school honestly feels like a second home to me. For all you incoming freshmen, I highly recommend that you take a step out of your comfort zone and explore the many clubs and activities that KO has to offer. It’s always great to be involved in your community and you might just discover a lifelong passion. I look forward to meeting all of you this fall! 

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  • Ashley Taffe

    Hi Everyone! My name is Ashley Taffe and I have been at KO since freshman year. My favorite subject is English and I am involved in multiple clubs on campus. I am a chair of Model UN, an executive member of the Leadership Committee, I also volunteer for thirst project, play Field Hockey and help out in the writing center. The thing I love most about KO is all of the opportunities, KO is truly a place where anyone can do anything. You can join a club or make your own, you can travel for Model UN or go on a volunteer trip to Tobati, KO gives all of its students a chance to discover what they are interested in. Some advice I would give to Form 3 (and this might sound like basic advice) but you should always be yourself, have a firm unwavering belief in yourself, and don’t be too hard on yourself. If I could go back to my 13 year old self I would tell her to follow this advice so I really hope you all do. Welcome to KO Form 3! Becoming a prefect has been the highlight of my highschool career and I am so excited to get to know you this school year!

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  • Nate Welsh

    Hello! My name is Nate Welsh and I am in my second year at KO, having transferred to our school as a junior. I really enjoy the humanities – in particular, one of my favorite classes last year was a semester-long independent study of Journalism – but I also highly value the broad liberal arts education that KO provides. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy singing in our all-male a cappella group, Crimson 7, writing for the Investigative section of the KO News, participating in our choral and musical theatre programs to the greatest extent possible during a pandemic, engaging in the occasional debate at Forensic Union meetings, and, of course, serving as a prefect. Having access to all sorts of clubs and extracurriculars and classes and insightful teachers and passionate classmates is perhaps my favorite aspect of KO and proved to be the singular factor that led to my choosing to finish my high school years here. Allowing yourself to make those connections, to try all sorts of extracurriculars and experiences to see what sticks, particularly as Form 3ers, will allow you to discover all sorts of opportunities and set you up for years of growth and learning throughout your time here. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time if you have any questions whatsoever about what being a new student here is like or any other thoughts or concerns as the first day of school approaches, and I wish you the best as you embark on this latest educational journey in your life!

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  • Isaias Wooden

    My name is Isaias Wooden and I’ll be one of your Prefects for the upcoming school year. My senior year will be my third year at KO. I love all of my humanities courses, but my favorite has always been History. I’m a member of the Varsity Football team, Varsity Basketball team, and Varsity Track and Field team.  Outside of sports, I consider myself an avid photographer. I own a camera, but if I see something picture-worthy and I don’t have it nearby, I don’t mind using my iPhone. I really enjoy hanging out with my friends during our lunch breaks (you’ll catch me throwing a frisbee or catching a football on the green almost every day). As incoming freshmen, I’d advise you to form as many relationships as you can with not only your peers, but also your teachers. Your interactions with them will form the backbone of your success at KO. If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask them (or us Prefects) for help. 


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