Macy ’18

Hometown: Framingham, MA

Most surprising when you first arrived at Groton: In my first Sacred Studies class, there was a moment when my classmates and I held a discussion while the teacher sat back and listened. I’d never experienced that before.

Favorite class: Environmental Science with Dr. Black. We learned about relevant issues and went into the field to test things like the water quality of a nearby brook and whether buses are polluting the air. Dr. Black is a ton of fun to listen to.

Groton activities: Crew, Circle Voice, GSA, Jew Crew, tour guide, theater, yearbook

Most memorable moment: I recited an original slam poem at my first open mic, and I was overwhelmed by how supportive the crowd was. I’ve sung at almost every open mic since then, both covers and originals, and my peers never cease to amaze me—both with their talent and their encouragement.

Favorite food: Potato samosas or veggie chili in a bread bowl—I can’t choose!

Favorite Surprise Holiday: Fourth form spring, I went to Boston with my friend Jamie and two exchange students from India. We walked around Faneuil Hall, had dim sum for lunch in Chinatown, and passed through Boston Common. Even though I’m the only one who grew up on this continent, my friends had better senses of direction.