Most surprising when you first arrived: I was surprised at how many faculty members approached my family in order to help us navigate our beautiful new surroundings—and also just to have a friendly conversation. I was also very surprised upon meeting my roommate and learning that he was seven feet tall.
Favorite class: My favorite class of all time is Sacred Texts with Ms. Wallace. I always had questions about whether or not there was a higher power or deity—which I discussed with my dad—and if so, what he would be like. Before taking this class, I had only ever been able to speculate on this topic, but while taking this class I learned of the different belief systems and philosophies in the world throughout the ages in both a historical and religious context. This allowed me to form my own opinions on my two favorite subjects: history and religion.
Groton activities: Football, hockey, rugby
Most memorable Groton moment: Seeing The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, a musical, in Boston in Third Form
Favorite Dining Hall food: Pulled pork sandwiches
Favorite Surprise Holiday: In Fourth Form spring, when my friends and I wandered about Boston, watched many different street performances, and had a great time with one another.
- Like a plane on its final descent over the runway, fall will quickly descend on summer. The scene changes, August fading into September as the film roll spins ever onward: the luscious, blooming green leaves cast aside their lively colors … Read More
- This spring I stumbled upon my new favorite TV show: Planet Earth. If you’ve seen it, you know Planet Earth is breath-taking. What other TV show can take you to the four corners of the Earth on any dull New … Read More
- It was the moment I had been waiting for—the day the letter from Groton would arrive and decide my fate for the next four years. Over the past year, my thoughts had been centered on one thing: getting into Groton. … Read More
- Since before humans first left our ancestral homeland, Africa, some 50,000 years ago, we were first and foremost creators. Whether we are creating civilizations, musical masterpieces, or skyscrapers, our primal instinct is to create. So this technological chronology begs the … Read More
- Now that it is colder, as the wind whips across the Circle, I get a bit anxious knowing that Groton is about to be transformed into a winter wonderland. The bare gray branches that, just a month back, lit up … Read More
- To a prospective student taking a tour of Groton, or even to an outsider, a pedestrian taking a fantasy walk across campus, it may seem a bit peculiar to see clusters of teenagers agitated and perhaps arguing over the arcana … Read More
- I am not who I thought I was. Initially, I believed that I, as all people, was little more than a collection of my experiences, actions, and uncontrolled feelings. However, this summer I learned that this is a cantankerous, though … Read More
- My mom was born in Iran. She lived through the Iranian revolution and the Iran/Iraq war before she came to America. This summer, she became an American citizen. So, what could be better than to celebrate in Washington D.C.? So, … Read More