Most surprising when you first arrived: I suppose I was most surprised by the conclusion of Roll Call: having heard the time-honored phrase, “Sixth Form may go,” I, a mere Third Former, waited around for several long minutes expecting to be dismissed and nearly missed the start of my first class.
Favorite class: Latin is the best and most useful class offered at Groton, which may seem strange given that Latin is supposed to be a “dead language”: not true! Latin is everywhere and in everything. It’s pretty cool to be able to read the inscriptions on the gates and seals of colleges. Moreover, a startling majority of English words come from Latin roots, and proficiency in Latin grammar improved my English writing considerably. Lastly, our Latin faculty are amazing, truly some of the best people there are.
Groton activities: Choir, jazz band, a cappella, Admission tour guide, baseball, Conservation Corps, downhill skiing
Most memorable Groton moment: Playing soccer on the Circle under the lights with all my best friends last fall
Favorite Dining Hall food: Calzones
Favorite Surprise Holiday: Tough choice: either getting hopelessly lost walking from Faneuil Hall to Berklee College of Music searching for a guitar store, or going with three friends to see The Imitation Game on a blustery, frigid day last winter.
- At long last, spring is upon us!! Or at least, so it seemed for a few glorious days, until the snow returned this Sunday, blanketing campus anew in the surly bonds of pseudo-winter. Surely now, good weather must be just … Read More
- During the early part of the Winter Term, the Art Department hosts an artist-in-residence, the Mudge Fellow, who teaches classes and traditionally contributes some project to the artistic community here on campus. This year’s fellow, Mr. Luke Pontifell, is a … Read More
- In a few days, Groton will host its annual Parents Weekend, during which our families come from home to meet with our teachers. Highlights of the weekend include a formal dinner for the Sixth Form and parents, trips into town … Read More
- Last Tuesday, an envoy of Groton faculty and students made the long, rush-hour trek into Boston to speak on a panel before alumni and benefactors of the school. The evening’s hot topic was, of course, our new addition, with a … Read More
- Hello, Groton World! A thousand apologies for the prolonged radio blackout. Classes are back in full swing on the Circle. I, along with two of my formmates, have had the particular privilege of taking Archaeology with the esteemed Mr. Hugh … Read More
- It’s an inescapable fact that summer is drawing to a close. No matter how much we Grotonians like to shrug off the return of classes, reveling in our unusually late mid-September start date, school is right around the corner. In … Read More