Hometown: North Andover, Massachusetts
Groton activities: Football, hockey, lacrosse
Most surprising when you first arrived at Groton: I was surprised by how tight-knit the community was. By the first couple of weeks, I knew basically everybody at the school. Being so close to everybody offers a great sense of comfort.
Favorite class: Though I've taken some great classes, I would say my favorite has been Honors Chemistry with Mr. Lamarre-Vincent. Even though the course work was pretty rigorous, there was never a dull moment in class. Mr. Lamarre-Vincent would always find entertaining and often bizarre ways to demonstrate difficult concepts. Each week we went into the lab without having to worry about reports or data, but simply to experiment and have fun. The highlight of the year was constructing chemically powered bottle rockets, one of which we managed to send onto the roof. The class also taught me valuable note taking and studying skills.
Most memorable Groton moment: My most memorable Groton moment was my first Surprise Holiday announcement. On an average fall night in Second Form, I was in the Schoolroom for evening study hall when one of our school prefects ran in dressed as a leprechaun playing music from a speaker, announcing that there was no school the next day. We all ran out onto the Circle, where the rest of the school had gathered for friendly dorm competitions. It was nice to be relieved of work during the week to spend a night of fun with everybody.
Favorite Dining Hall food: The Dining Hall chocolate-chip cookies are some of the best cookies I've ever had.
Favorite place to study:
I like to find an open classroom in the Schoolhouse that I can study in. It's quiet enough to get work done, but I'm still close enough to find friends to talk to in the Schoolhouse if I need a study break.