Isabelle Gilbert. Portrait by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Isabelle Gilbert ’18 of South Bristol.

Isabelle Gilbert is a sophomore at Lincoln Academy, originally from the sending school of South Bristol. Isabelle lives in Walpole and has always known Maine as her home. Like many students, Isabelle has many other family members who attended LA. Her sister Elizabeth Gilbert is a current senior, her cousin Seamus Gilbert is a fellow sophomore, and her father Clay Gilbert graduated from LA in 1989. Isabelle is involved in soccer, basketball, and is one of the recent inductees of the school’s service sorority, Sigma Sigma Chi. Outside of school, Isabelle has been involved in horseriding, and has had a love for animals since she was two. She attends competitions and shows, and takes care of her new horse, all while staying involved in school and managing her academics. Additionally, she is a part of the girls’ Seacoast soccer team, which meets outside of the regular season in Topsham. Her favorite subjects are biology and ceramics. Isabelle’s current plans following graduation from Lincoln Academy include attending a four year college and possibly becoming a large animal vet.

Faces of Lincoln Academy: What has surprised you most about LA?

Isabelle Gilbert: One thing that surprised me most about Lincoln Academy was how big the residential program is.

FoLA: What is one thing you have learned at LA that you will always remember?

IG: One thing that I have learned from Lincoln Academy is that everyone can help you out in some way.

FoLA: How have you changed since you got to LA?

IG: Since coming to Lincoln, I have made new friends and gotten involved in more school activities.

FoLA: Who are 3 people in the LA community who have influenced you?

IG: Three people that have influenced me are Ms. Bass, Mrs. Lessner, and Mr. Kothe.

FoLA: Describe yourself in 3 words.

IG: I am funny, caring, and loving.

FoLA: If you could have any superpower, what would it be, and how would you use it?

IG: If I was a superhero I would want to be able to read minds, because it would help me get further in life.

Photo and text by Elizabeth Gilbert ’16