Charlie ’18

IMG_2169-2Hometown: Easton, Connecticut

Most surprising when you first arrived: How welcoming people were: the first boy I met at pre-season soccer invited me to room with him until we all moved into our real rooms.

Favorite class: Algebra 2—everyone was open to trying new and difficult problems, even if they might get them wrong. This really helped me become comfortable in the class and allowed everyone to have a lot more fun with math.

Groton activities: Soccer, lacrosse, squash, choir

Most memorable Groton moment: On my birthday, a few of my closest friends threw me a small surprise party in the new Schoolhouse before study hall. They bought cookies and a pie; it was an awesome surpise.

Favorite Dining Hall food: Cheeseburgers and French fries, with a chocolate cupcake for dessert

Favorite Surprise Holiday: The 2016 Spring Surprise Holiday: about eight of us wandered around Boston until we ended up at a dumpling house in Chinatown. It was my first experience with authentic Chinese food. We then went out and bought bubble tea, and even though I wasn’t too fond of it, it was a lot of fun to shoot the “bubbles” at each other.