September 2022

Poet Richard Blanco Shares Insight, Inspiration in Day-Long Campus Visit
“Made in Cuba, assembled in Spain, and imported to the United States.”
Not one to waste words, acclaimed poet Richard Blanco summed up his heritage and introduced his enduring theme of “home” with that phrase during an all-school lecture on September 29. Continued
Racing Toward a Track
An anonymous donor has honored the Maqubelas’ tenth year at Groton School with a gift that will propel the goals in the school’s new strategic framework, particularly the effort to build a track-and-field facility on campus.
Introducing New Groton Faculty
Groton School extends a warm welcome to our new faculty members, who bring both experience and fresh perspective to departments ranging from counseling and art to history and English. Continued
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Did You Know?
Skip Day has been a Groton School tradition since October 1996. It was intended—and continues—to be a day for students to catch up on sleep and homework, with no off-campus trips, and the option to visit faculty for extra help.
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Groton Trivia
In the 1960s, what beverage was served to reunion attendees at the Sunday gathering at the Headmaster's House?
a) Champagne
b) A martini
c) Sherry
d) Milk
Submit your answer here. The first correct answer will receive a Groton t-shirt.
Last Issue's Answer
No one correctly guessed that forty-one forms were represented at the reunion in June.
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Reader's Response
Rob Knapp '62 wrote the following about last spring's article in the Peabody Press that covered a school speaker on nuclear fusion:
Fusion power has been described as near breakthrough for my entire professional life in physics (Ph.D. 1968). Industry insiders now say first power into the grid will not be until 2035. This puzzle has a lot of pieces, so expect still further delays. And meanwhile, notice how much energy efficiency and renewable energy are already providing and how rapidly they continue to develop and spread.

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