Groton School Peabody Press December 2017
Groton Sings, Celebrates 89th
Lessons & Carols Service

Groton's most beloved holiday tradition filled St. John's Chapel with joy Thursday evening, as community near and far shared in the Service of Nine Lessons & Carols.

It was the school's eighty-ninth year celebrating with the Service of Nine Lessons & Carols; the tradition, which originated in England, began at Groton in 1928. Year after year after year, the service is beautiful and moving, spiritual and uplifting. The December 14 service, the last of three, drew Groton's students, faculty, and staff to St. John's Chapel. Participants joined from around the world as well, thanks to a livestream that allows parents to share their children's experience from afar and alumni to relive their own Groton Christmas memories. Seven hundred fifty-seven viewers tuned in from at least ten countries, including... continued

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This Month's Question
Three siblings are on one of the panels in the Dining Hall that list past senior prefects. What is the last name of the family with three children who all were voted senior prefect? (Extra credit if you can also provide their first names and graduation years!)

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Congratulations to Angela D. Singleton-Scott, P'12, who identified that Sam Waterston '58 has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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The Twelve
Days of Christmas,
Groton Style


Where Are They Now?

Janet Youngholm
Former Director of Athletics, history teacher, rowing coach, dorm head, 1979-89

What have you been doing since leaving Groton?

It's hard to believe I left Groton almost three decades ago—1989 to be exact. I spent the next twenty-one years teaching history at a couple schools in the Boston area, Rivers and Winsor. I served in several administrative positions at each. I must admit I found myself most happy and engaged in the classroom, although the opportunities presented to me to design curricula and to mentor younger teachers inspired me as well.

Today I live in Casper, Wyoming—a place that became dear to my heart over four decades ago. I feel blessed to live here in the Rocky Mountain west where... continued


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