Most surprising when you first arrived: I was greatly surprised by the warmth of Mr. and Mrs. Maqubela. They knew all of the new students’ names within the first week, and I had many lunches with Mrs. Maqubela, even though she was not my advisor. They are naturally warm and welcoming people.
Favorite classes: English and biology. I love discussing books and their themes and ideas, and my English class had very interesting discussions every day. I enjoyed my biology class simply because I love learning about all of the interesting facts of life. It was hard, but challenging in a way that makes me love learning. It was very fulfilling.
Groton activities: My main sport is soccer. I made the varsity team as a freshman, which was very exciting. In my other two seasons I play hockey and lacrosse, which were much more laid back but still very fun. I also play the marimba and am a member of the orchestra, as well as part of the GGA (Groton Girls Alliance).
Most memorable Groton moment: The senior prank—a surprise “beach” day. The seniors set up a Slip’N Slide, a volleyball net, a cookout, and an ice cream truck on the Circle, and all of our classes were cancelled. It was amazingly fun and relaxing, and it was a complete surprise. Surprise Holiday had already happened, so we were definitely not expecting another day off.
Favorite Dining Hall food: I love the Indian food. Whenever the menu says Indian food, I get extra excited for dinner.
Favorite Surprise Holiday: My freshman spring, my friends and I went into Harvard Square and got a yummy lunch, went shopping, got pedicures, and went kayaking on the Charles River. It was a fantastic day—one I will never forget.
- Last winter I was a member of the girls JV hockey team, which was an interesting endeavor as I had barely skated growing up. That seemed to be the case for many of the team’s members and it was a … Read More
- Courageous Parents Network is a non-profit my mom started. When I was only three months old, my older sister Cameron died of a rare disease called Tay-Sachs. My mom took her experience in dealing with the death of a child … Read More
- In the winter of last year my friend Montanna and I decided to learn a dance to the song, “Hit the Quan.” It was a well-known song and there was a dance that went with it rotating around the Internet. … Read More
- Wow, fun, freedom. Those are the first three words that come to mind when I think of being in an Upper School dorm. Wow!—I don’t have to be in bed right at 10:30 with the lights out. I don’t have … Read More
- I arrived back on campus excited and ready for a full week of soccer. After almost three months off campus, it felt weird to be back on the Circle. The soccer team stayed in Spring’s Dorm on the Lower School … Read More
- The first month and a half of my summer was chock-full of exciting and interesting, but tiring, experiences. After exam week, while the rest of the student body left campus for home, the Groton Orchestra stayed behind to rehearse and … Read More