Alumni Spotlight: Dylan Bercu ’17

Dylan recently shared this update when he came back to campus for the Winter Celebration and college-age breakfast.
“I am currently studying mechanical engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Last quarter, I worked with the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab to help build a gait-training device. Prior to this, I was studying history at Colby College.
“At North Shore, I became very involved with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) for Senior Service. This past summer, I continued to work with the AJC. There I met with diplomats and assisted with the coordination of various events. While I am not likely to pursue a career in diplomacy, I find the work to be so fulfilling that I cannot help but be passionate about AJC and what they stand for.
“I participate in Annual Giving because I want others to have the same experience at North Shore that I had. I had two advisors, Ceil Scanlan and Jen Pfannerstill. With their help, I was able to thrive without changing who I was as a person. I am the hardworking and passionate student that I am today because of teachers like them at North Shore. My favorite Interim experience was traveling to Cuba my junior year with Mrs. Scanlan. I felt like that was an opportunity I could not pass up and it was an experience which I will never forget. Another highlight was the Buddy program. To this day, I remain in touch with my buddy and his family and treasure the memories and bond we built during my last year attending North Shore.
“Overall, I miss the people most at North Shore. The friendships and relationships I made there are ones I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
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