January/February 2022

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang Bring Music, Laughs to CPAC Stage
Congratulations to the cast of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown! The musical, based on the "Peanuts" comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, brought music and levity to the end of winter term on the Circle.
Spirit Week!
We beat St. Mark's! Watch how the student Spirit Committee drummed up enthusiasm in the week leading up to the big games. Themes for each day included Twin Day, Anything But a Backpack Day, Beach Day, PJ Day, and Generations Day. Go Zebras!
NY Times Recognizes 2 Groton Students' Writing
Two Groton students have been recognized by the New York Times for their exceptional writing.
Colin Kim's review of Little Island, a new park in the Hudson River west of New York City, was among the winners in the Times' annual Student Review Contest. Of nearly 4,000 contestants who took up the challenge to "play critic," Colin was among nine winners; there also were fifteen runners-up and twenty-five honorable mentions.
Anjanette Lin '25 was a runner-up in the Times' third annual Personal Narrative Essay Contest for Students, for her essay, "Orange Nikes." Of more than 11,000 entries, there were eight winners, sixteen runners-up, and twenty-four honorable mentions. Continued
Groton Artists Earn 67 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
"Yes, Me" by Paopao Zhang ’24
Thirty-three Groton students have won sixty-seven Scholastic Art & Writing awards this year, including eighteen gold keys, the highest regional honor.
Colin Kim ’23 won a gold key for his design project “Heifer Hut,” which was named the region’s Best in Category (Architecture & Industrial Design). He also earned silver keys for his design project “Astrobode” and short stories “Nowhere Man” and “Doomsday.”
Paopao Zhang ’24 won three gold keys for her mixed media artwork “I Miss You” and paintings “Yes, Me” and “Yearn.” She received a silver key for her illustration “Shattered Trust” and honorable mentions for her digital artwork “Patrick?” and mixed media artwork “It’s Empty.” Continued
1,000 Points!
Basketball powerhouse Calie Messina ’22 scored her 1,000th point on Friday, February 18, during a 57–41 win over Dana Hall. Calie is the sixth basketball player in Groton history to hit 1,000 points and the third female—a feat even more extraordinary considering that the pandemic canceled the 2020–21 season. Continued
Basketball ​co-​captain Rami Hahami '22 scored his 1,000th point for Groton on Wednesday, February 23—the second Groton Zebra to hit the 1,000-point milestone in less than a week. Continued
Circle Book Club: Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath
Heather Clark '92, P'26 will discuss her book Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath, which focuses on Plath's remarkable literary and intellectual achievements while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art. Red Comet was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography, and was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2021 by the New York Times.
Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. ET
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Did You Know?
The Groton School Quarterly got its start in 1922 as the school's alumni magazine. In the publication's early years, it was edited by a graduate; the first was Charlton MacVeagh 1920, a college senior and the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Crimson. After a succession of fellow graduate editors, by 1935 the magazine's responsibility landed on campus and was edited by a Groton master. According to the school's first history book, Fifty Years On, "it has had a vigorous and active life under changing boards and at times has equalled in interest and thought-provokingness the best periodicals on the market." Subsequent editors have included Junie O'Brien, Doug Brown, John Tyler, John MacEachern, John Niles, and Gail Friedman.
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The winter 2022 Groton School Quarterly is delayed. Why?
A. fire at the printer
B. last-minute urgent corrections
C. Omicron-related work overload
D. Canadian truckers' blockade and paper supply chain issues
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Nason Hamlin '64, P '91 correctly answered that the smallest and largest of the Chapel bells weigh 497 pounds and 2,034 pounds, respectively.

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