Groton School Peabody Press June 2016
Special Prize Day 2016 Edition

Graduates "Go Well,"
Propelled to Make a Difference

"If each of you stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, you will make a difference....

"Go forth Form of 2016 and make a difference. We need you."

The words of the Honorable Margaret Marshall, Groton's keynote Prize Day speaker and former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, carried unique gravitas and conviction because they followed a powerful retelling of her own personal story of courage.

After a childhood in South Africa that she described as "secure, comfortable, stable, with no hint of threat or fear," she became keenly aware of the injustices of apartheid. continued

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Five Young Classicists Earn Perfect Scores

Surprise Upset in Evening Softball Championship

Dramatic Win Over St. Mark's for Groton Baseball

Student to Student in the Writer's Room

Groton Tennis Serves Up Sweet End to Season at NEPSITT


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This Month's Question
In what year was there no Prize Day and why? Submit your answer here. The first correct guess will receive a Groton T-shirt.

Last Month's Question
Congratulations to Paul Windels III '75, who recalled that Groton's "Google" was a drink served by Mr. Gardner. Typically, it was raspberry syrup diluted with water, but in winter, Google was generally hot cocoa.

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Watch Video from Prize Day

We hope you enjoy this video of the Prize Day 2016 ceremony.


Inspiring Inclusion

Headmaster Temba Maqubela shared his thoughts about inclusion in an article in the summer issue of Independent School magazine.


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July 23, 2016
Maine Reception

July 23, 2016
Martha's Vineyard Reception

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During eighteen 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 1975:

1. Light travels at ____ miles in one second.

2. What type of piece occupies the four corners of a properly set up chess board?

3. What would you find in the Schwann catalogue?

4. Identify the well known saying expressed by the following verbiage: A mass of lapidified material in perennial volution will not become agglomerated with an accretion of bryophytic vegetation.

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