Archer School Displays Girl Power On and Off the Court

Archer School Displays Girl Power On and Off the Court

10/31/18—Archer School in Los Angeles believes in the power of sisterhood. In the case of their tennis team, that sisterhood is biological: the team include eight sets of sisters.

“It’s kind of weird,” said the No. 1 singles player, sophomore Lexie B. “It symbolizes Archer as a whole. Everybody is sisters, maybe not biological necessarily, but in spirit.”

Coach Paula Feigenbaum lets the older sisters serve as role models for the younger ones. “The unique part about the tennis program is I start with the middle school and have a seamless transition to high school and recognize all the sisters between the two teams,” she said.

Just like on the tennis court, Archer girls harness the power of their sisterhood in the school’s Saban IDEAlab to “come and create anything their heart desires,” described senior tennis player Miayunique S. The comprehensive engineering facility provides the young leaders with the tools they need to develop their passions and creativity. Miayunique said she’d like to use the lab to “create a ball machine… that would help with my overhead.”

Head of School Elizabeth English reflected on this collaborative atmosphere on and off the court saying, “We produce girl power.”

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