Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina
Groton activities: Track, choir
Most surprising when you first arrived at Groton: I was most surprised by the impact of nightly study hall on my time management, both on and off the Circle. The power of this routine was demonstrated to me during the first day of break following the fall term of Third Form, when I realized I had planned my day around the 8:00-9:45 p.m. block! Despite this, I am grateful for the structure in my lower school year through its ability to keep me focused and productive as I conquered my homework.
Favorite class: My favorite class on the Circle was third form biology with Mr. Belsky. Although his tests have made many chapel talks, his course still remains my favorite. Mr. Belsky’s ability to explain complicated biological processes is only part of why he is such a popular teacher on campus. The same year he affiliated with my dorm, where you could find him telling witty jokes and answering a variety of questions on topics ranging from osmosis to the Krebs cycle!
Most memorable Groton moment: My most memorable moment at Groton was the annual Spring Fling competition. On behalf of my dorm (Bannard), Lauren '26 and I participated in the wheelbarrow section of the relay race. Despite my collapse in the middle, Lauren’s encouraging chants and the proficiency of Kayla '26 and Frankie '26 at the three-legged race earned us a win. After the contests, my friends and I used tarp from a previous game as a slip and slide, which was a perfect end to the day.
Favorite Dining Hall food: Ramen
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