Hometown: Hempstead, New York
Groton activities: Chamber Choir, Rocket Club, Gospel Choir, Maqupellas, Tabletop Gaming, Ukulele Club
Most surprising when you first arrived at Groton: Seeing how quickly everyone got along with each other. The team-building exercises were fun, but what really made it for me was hanging out in the mall that first night, listening to good music, playing ping pong, and meeting future friends.
Favorite classes: Probably Math or Latin because as you go on with each course, they become like a puzzle. You’re given a problem/translation to do, and you’re given the skills to do it, but it’s all up to you to figure it out, and there are a billion ways to do it.
Most memorable Groton moment: October 19 of my Third Form year. It was a Saturday Open Mic Night with some stellar performances. There was dance, rapping, pop, rock, soul, everything you could ask for. Then all the Third Form boys rushed back to the TV in the mall, where we watched Jose Altuve hit a walk-off home run against the Yankees. We placed bets on every at-bat, put our arms around each other, and held our breath with each pitch. Just a great evening of community and fun.
Favorite Dining Hall food: Jambalaya and beignets
Favorite place to study: The bubbles on the top floor of the Schoolhouse