Groton School Peabody Press April 2014
Rome Means Latin and Learning
for 18 Groton Students

Eighteen Groton students and three faculty members explored Rome, Naples, and Pompeii over spring vacation, witnessing ancient history through the lenses of Latin and literature.

In Rome, students visited a long list of historic sites, including the Colosseum, the Forum, the Pantheon, St. Peter's Basicila and the Vatican Museums, the Circus Maximus, the Baths of Caracalla, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Theater of Pompey. continued

Welcome to Groton's
Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations to the multi-talented students who were admitted to Groton School this year!

Groton welcomed students from 14 countries and 22 U.S. states, all of them with exceptional accomplishments in and out of the classroom.

Internationally, students were accepted from Albania, the Bahamas, Belgium... continued

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Hairspray Musical
Photo Gallery

Candace Tong-Li '16 Reads The Puppy Prince

Groton Artists Honored

Tickets for Desmond Tutu
Social Justice Award Gala

The last day to purchase tickets for the Desmond Tutu Social Justice Award gala is April 22. Headmaster Temba Maqubela will be honored, along with Justice Albie Sachs. The gala is April 26 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit the South Africa Partners website at

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This Month's Question
Scudders and Dory's are the popular student-run cafés on campus boasting items like the Z-bomb sandwich. Scudders is named for legendary teacher Rogers Scudder. Who was Dory's named after?

The winner, chosen at random from correct entries, will receive a Groton T-shirt. Submit your answer here.

Last Month's Question
Congratulations to Herb Smith '78 for being the first to answer last month's question correctly! The first of Groton's only two snow days was in 1978. The second was in 2011. Thank you for everyone who responded. We had many correct answers.

Q&A with
Kristen Leatherbee and Tim LeRoy

Groton faculty members Kristen Leatherbee and Tim LeRoy—soon to be Mr. And Mrs. LeRoy—recently took time to answers some questions about their jobs, dorm life, and their wedding in St. John's Chapel this summer.

Can you explain your roles at Groton? What is most challenging, and satisfying?
Kristen: I am a full-time math teacher, Upper School dorm head, advisor, and JV coach for girls soccer and basketball. My greatest challenge has been adapting to the quick, relentless pace of boarding school while trying to balance all my roles here, making sure each gets adequate time and attention. By far the greatest satisfaction of working at Groton is the students. I am delighted each day working with these amazing young adults—we laugh together, discuss mathematics, and have interesting and fun conversations.

Tim: This is my first year as Director of Student Activities. My biggest challenge is understanding the Groton culture and close community. Fortunately, I've had some outstanding student prefects who have helped me along the way and provided a lot of great ideas. continued


April 21, 2014
Pyne Speaker Justice Albie Sachs

April 22, 2014
Night School for Parents: NYC

April 28, 2014
Choir Performance and Reception,
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, NYC

Prize Day
Prize Day is Sunday, June 1. For more information and a detailed scheduled visit

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During 18 years teaching at Groton, Bob Gula became known for the General Knowledge Tests that he created and proctored each spring. Test your knowledge with questions from 1984:

1. A lot of people are trained in CPR. What do the letters CPR stand for?

2. Who was William Kidd?

3. Who was Loki in Norse mythology?

4. What was the Warsaw Pact?

5. What is the capital of West Virginia?

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