Most surprising when you first arrived: Because I’ve grown up at Groton as a faculty child, I don’t remember when I first arrived. The most surprising thing when I first started as a student was that I could learn so well in an environment where my teachers were my family friends.
Favorite classes: Spanish and English. I love Spanish because I desperately want to be fluent, and Spanish classes are largely discussion-based, so I’ve gotten close with my teachers and classmates while learning my favorite language. English is discussion-based as well. I love to learn not only about the subjects in school, but also about my classmates and myself, and I have found that English offers this opportunity. I gain perspective and thoughts from the minds of other students.
Groton activities: I run cross country in the fall, often participate in the musical, and have tried different things during the spring, such as crew, a yoga FSA (Faculty-Sponsored Activity), and conditioning. I am also a head of the Spanish Club, a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and the Student Activities Committee, a Global Education prefect, and a Chapel prefect.
Most memorable Groton moment: My first Surprise Holiday announcement in Second Form. I was not expecting it at all, so when I walked out of morning Chapel that day, I was truly and happily surprised at all the throwing of green confetti, shouting, and horn-blowing.
Favorite Dining Hall food: Buttered linguine with beef and sauce. It’s delicious.
Favorite Surprise Holiday: That first one in Second Form because I had never experienced such a spontaneous and fun day off from school before, so I took full advantage of Cambridge. I ate at Wagamama and Pinkberry, and I walked around Cambridge until the moment the bus had to return for campus.
- It is almost 8:00 p.m. on a February night, and everyone is walking around wearing shorts and t-shirts. The doors connecting the library to the outside are open, and I saw some Third Formers go outside to eat dinner … Read More
- At Groton, we just completed the two-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas break. It is the best time of the year. Around every corner, there are Christmas decorations. The first day we got back on campus from Thanksgiving break, the … Read More
- I have finally been able to take some time to write a post. This is very exciting. These past few weeks have been so busy. Even though we’ve had a lot of days off due to Long Weekend, Parents Weekend, … Read More
- These past few weeks at Groton have been extremely busy so, unfortunately, I’ve had little time to blog. I am now sitting in the periodicals room in the old library, thinking about my Spanish project due on Friday, all of … Read More
- Last night, Iftikhar and I, co-heads of the Spanish Club, organized and held the first meeting of the year. Spanish Club has technically been around for years now, but for my entire time at Groton, I had never heard of … Read More
- One of my favorite things to do in Maine during the summer is eat lobster. Lobster is pretty expensive when you order it at a restaurant, though, so my family came up with a way to eat just as much … Read More
- I spend my summers on Mount Desert Island, a small island in Maine, home of Acadia National Park. It is absolutely beautiful, and it is surrounded by smaller islands. One smaller island on MDI is called Marshall Island. Every summer, … Read More