Groton activities: Varsity hockey, peer counselor, Fifth Form officer, Color Guard, Debating Society
Most surprising when you first arrived at Groton: Life on a campus—and so far away from home—was an entirely new concept to me, but the way my dorm, Machan’s, immediately felt like a family was very surprising. Each of us was from a different corner of the world, but regardless of who I was talking to, I was always able to find a common thread between us. I guess it really is a small world after all.
Favorite classes: English with Ms. Rennard and World and the West with Mrs. Spring. The lines between work and fun were blurred, and every class was something I looked forward to—mainly because of the enthusiasm of my teachers and fellow classmates. Drawing and Painting Workshop, two of my art electives, were also amazing!
Most memorable Groton moment: I love Sprit Week. In my first year here, I competed in three St. Mark’s Days—one in soccer, one in hockey, and another in lacrosse. Each contest was magical in its own way, but I will never forget scoring in front of the student section on winter St. Mark’s Day. The crowd went wild for our team! Students jumped up and down, teachers cheered, and we all celebrated together on the ice!
Favorite Dining Hall food: Philly cheesesteaks and waffle fries
Favorite place to study: During winter term, I enjoy collaborating on projects in the glass-walled study rooms adjacent to the science labs, but in the fall and spring, I love to set a blanket out of the Circle and read my textbooks in the sun.
- As the ref blows his whistle—ending the timeout—Thomas ’21, Luke ’20, Marc ’20, Ronan ‘21, and I skate toward the faceoff circle. Fourteen seconds remain on the clock, and as the bright lights blind me, I line up—shoulder-to-shoulder with a … Read More
- After months of creative proposals and hilarious roll call announcements, Winter Formal, one of Groton’s major school dances, recently took place. Held in the Upper School library, the event was filled with everything from photo booths to candy stands and … Read More
- Adjacent to the doorway of the Chapel, I fiddle with my red tie as students begin to flow in. The boys—clad in sport coats and khakis—and the girls—dressed in skirts and sweaters—take their seats. Having (literally) just run over from … Read More
- Dim at first, the headlights grow brighter as the Lazy Mary’s delivery car creeps toward Hundred House. The smell of six giant party pizzas wafts through the air as the driver stops the vehicle—taking the keys out of the ignition. … Read More
- Gathered together in the common room for check-in, the nineteen boarding members of Lincoln’s Dorm and a few of our day student affiliates excitedly chat with one another. After a highly competitive Spirit week, we anxiously await the results of … Read More
- “Trey, it’s your turn to pick,” Ms. Wallace says. I smile, nervously, as I draw a slip of paper. Hoping for Mahan, a proponent of U.S.-Naval superiority before the Spanish American War, I examine the name in my hand: Mark … Read More
- The light almost blinds me as I take my seat—adjacent to Mr. Leroy and across from Ambrey ’20—on the CPAC stage. Nearly four hundred guests sit in attendance as we pass Gracie ’21 and Caleb ’21, who just finished their … Read More
- Walking alongside Peabody Street, Cornelia and Magnus beckon to me before disappearing into an opening between two maple trees. The tips of the maple leaves, a tell-tale sign of the coming autumn, look as if they have been dipped in … Read More
- “It’s the blockade runner, it’s the blockade runner!” Magnus shouts. “No, it’s gotta be the eagle,” Mike retorts. “The Millennium Falcon literally has the word ‘falcon’ in it. An eagle is a bird, so maybe they just switched the name … Read More
- Clement ’19, Alyse Galvin, and me “We have a lot more in common than we don’t,” said Alyse Galvin, an independent candidate for Alaska’s sole U.S. Congress seat. It was the final day of my internship with Alyse’s campaign and, … Read More
- Skating across the blue line, I slash to the middle—in between two defenders—and jerk my head to the left. Cross Hanas—a forward from Dallas—glides into the zone and rifles a pass my way. The puck—floating through the legs of a … Read More