The Student: Page McNeil

“Baige! Baige!” a tiny voice cries across a small bedroom. Eighteen-year-old Paige McNeil pops up and steps down from the bottom bunk onto a cold hardwood floor. It’s 1:15 on a Monday morning in late May. Sleepily, she tugs a thin, white blanket off her bed and wraps it around her shoulders, like a queen’s robe, to defray the chilly,…

The Principal: Shelton Jefferies

"Beep, beep, beep.” Shelton Jefferies resists the snooze and slips out of the sheets. It’s 5 a.m. He’ll have one hour to himself before a houseful wakes for this mid-May school morning. A speedy shower revives him, and Jefferies, forty, heads—as softly as his six-foot-one, football-player-like build will allow—downstairs to his home office. He plops down in his desk chair,…

The Administrator: Robert Avossa

The bedside clock strikes a quarter to 6. Thirty-nine-year-old Robert Avossa stretches his arms and sinks his toes into the soft carpet. He creeps over to the chest of drawers and searches for his jogging clothes. Lacing up his tennis shoes, he hears the gentle breathing of his wife, Kellee, who sleeps soundly. Down the hall, there’s silence, too. Their…

For the Golfer- Tortuga Bay at Puntacana Resort & Golf Club

Golfer's Delight A quick flight lands you in a tropical paradise perfect for teeing off Erica Levi Zelinger Paddleboard at Playa Blanca Beach Head out with Kite Club Punta Cana for paddleboarding in the calm, waist-deep water at Punta Cana’s Playa Blanca Beach. It’s $30 for a two-hour stand-up paddleboard, paddle, and leash rental. kiteclubpuntacana.com   They say to be…

For the Fitness Freak- Canyon Ranch

The Wellness Buff's Dream A getaway to the Canyon Ranch Spa is meant for the health-conscious A. J. Downey Hiding in the hills of western Massachusetts is an exclusive health resort and spa called Canyon Ranch (from $2,560 for three nights, which also includes all meals, most activities, and credit towards services; canyonranch.com/lenox) where guests conquer all kinds of personal…

For the Foodie- Atlanta

Culinary Escape A quick drive down I-85 leads you to some of the country's best meals Sarah Crosland Long gone is the time when famed fast-food joint The Varsity was the first dining recommendation you’d get in Atlanta. These days this sprawling Southern city is taking on the likes of Chicago and New York when it comes to innovative menus…

For the Shopaholic- Gustavia, St. Barts

You Can Take It with You The Caribbean port is brimming with boutiques, stylish wares and beachsides Sarah Crosland St. Barts may seem a little far for a shopping trip, but a stroll though the island’s breezy and fashionable port town of Gustavia will likely make every mall you’ve ever visited seem sterile and dull. The waterfront street is dotted…