Special Prize Day Edition

"Go Well!"

On Sunday, June 4, eighty-five members of the Form of 2017 tossed their hats into the air and bid farewell to their years on the Circle during Groton School's 132nd Prize Day ceremony.

It was a day filled with tradition—from the boater hats, to the prizes presented, to the emotion and gratitude that enveloped graduates and faculty in their final handshaking line.

Words of inspiration saturated the ceremony. Headmaster Temba Maqubela opened Prize Day with a talk dedicated to his experiences with students, sharing snapshots of a cultural experience over dinner at a student's home and a lost rugby game that led another student to study organic chemistry. He covered topics such as scholarship, grit, and spirituality—and the decisive victories of the girls soccer team.

In his keynote speech, Christopher Shays—U.S. Rep. (R-CT) from 1987–2009—urged the Form of 2017 to determine their dreams so they can pursue them. continued

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Groton Dance Company

Groton's afternoon dance program ended the term with a spring dance recital on May 24, featuring several student-choreographed pieces. See dance recital photos.

Classics Excellence on
National Latin, Greek Exams

Groton's young classicists performed exceptionally well again this year on the National Latin exam, with 71 percent of Latin students earning cum laude recognition or higher, and 46 percent of those students earning either... continued

Groton Social

» Pre-Prize Day Prep

» 2017 and 2015 Groton Siblings

» S'more Check-ins for Fry's and MacBride's

» Scenic Prize Day Tent

» Spring Athletic Awards Dinner

» Sixth Form vs. Faculty/Staff Softball Game Cookout

» Run to Remember in Boston

» Memorial Day Chapel

» Circle Fest!

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Groton Trivia

This Month's Question
In what year was FDR the Prize Day speaker? Submit your answer here. The first correct answer will receive a Groton T-shirt.

Last Month's Question
Congratulations to Dr. Aliya G. Hasan '90, who correctly identified Candice Bergen as the famous actress who spoke at a Prize Day in 1990.

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A Record-Setting Prank?

The morning before Prize Day at 6:00 a.m., eight intrepid Sixth Formers walked over to a faculty member's garage to pick up the secret project they had conceived in October and planned since March. continued


This message brought to you by the Groton School Circle Society.

Can "Regular People" Be Philanthropists?

Myth: Only the mega-wealthy leave money to nonprofit organizations through their wills, and usually in large sums.

Fact: Most charitable bequests are made by ordinary, hardworking people, and amounts vary widely; there is no minimum level.

For more information on charitable planning, and tips on including Groton School in your plans, we invite you to visit groton.org/planned_giving

"Where Are They Now?" Correction: Micheline Myers, who began teaching French at Groton in 1971, was not the first female to teach at Groton. Several women taught at Groton earlier, including Betsey Peabody (1932–63), Betty Gash (1944–73), Margaret Wright (1963–69), Doris Coryell (1968–69), Monique Rasetti (1969–85), and Natica Satterthwaite (1969–70). We regret the error.


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