Day of Service from Coast to Coast

Clockwise from top left:
San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC

Groton's spring Community Day of Service might have been called a national service day this year, as alumni groups around the country joined students on Saturday, May 14 for a day devoted to meaningful projects of service and engagement.

As Groton students spread throughout the area—from right around the corner to Boston, Lowell, and Grafton, MA—alumni groups worked in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as right in Groton.

Students tended crops, sorted furniture for the needy, mulched, pulled weeds, picked up garbage, entertained the elderly, played with sick children, planted thousands of potatoes, and, at two sites, volunteered alongside alumni. continued

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This Month's Question
There are various references to "Google" in old Groton files, decades before Google meant a search engine. What was Groton's "Google"?

Submit your answer here. The first correct guess will receive a Groton T-shirt.

Last Month's Question
Our readers were stumped! Guesses flanked—but did not correctly identify—the 1970s as the decade during which the first woman joined Groton's Board of Trustees. Phyllis Collins and Margaret Johnson joined the board in 1972.

A few years later, Matina Horner joined in 1977, and Vivian Piasecki P'79, '80, '83 and Olga Wheeler joined in 1979. Currently eight women serve as trustees: Caroline Banwell P'12, '15, '19; Diana Chigas '79; Diana Ferguson '81; Monica Green '87; Andrea Picott '90; Sarah Stuart '83; Stacey Clover Symonds '84, P'17, '18; and Ann Bakewell Woodward '86.

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Media, Politics, and the Next President

On the night of New York state's pivotal primary, Groton School welcomed a panel of accomplished journalists to discuss campaign coverage and the media. continued


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May 29, 2016
Craig E. Smith Choir Concert

June 5, 2016
Prize Day

June 10, 2016
Summer Vacation Begins

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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 1986:

1. In what place is Little Big Horn, the place where General Custer took his last stand?

2. What happens in Hong Kong in 1997?

3. How much wood is there in a cord?

4. What disease did the SALK vaccine conquer?

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