Hometown: Jackson, Wyoming
Groton activities: hockey, lacrosse
Most surprising when you first arrived at Groton: The three-quarter walls in the Third Form dorms. As ominous as they seem to incoming Third Formers, there was no better way to get close to all your new formmates. Whenever we got bored, all it took was a quick shout up the hall and we gathered enough people for an entire spikeball tournament.
Favorite class: Latin 1 with Ms. Martin-Nelson. It is amazing to see how much you learn and develop throughout one year of Latin. This was possibly the class I was dreading most before coming to Groton; however, Ms. Martin-Nelson was able to create a very fun environment that made everyone excited to show up to class. (I think a large part of my class was also just excited to see what song she was going to try and make us memorize).
Most memorable Groton moment: When the entire school spent the afternoon in the pouring rain for my Third Form Spring Fling. The school gathered around as my two dormmates and I faced Machan's Dorm in the finals of tarp soccer. When the ref finally yelled time, all the Third Formers and prefects in my dorm ran and jumped on the tarp to celebrate our win with us. My pink shirt, crested with my dorm’s name, “Riley,” finished the day drenched in soap and mud from the tarp soccer and tug-of- war.
Favorite Dining Hall food: As much as everyone would like to tell me the chocolate chip cookies are not an actual meal, they were without a doubt my favorite. However, a close second might be when the Dining Hall staff runs their cookouts with burgers and fries.