Groton School Peabody Press June 2019
Special Prize Day Edition

Go Well, Form of 2019—
And Go With Moral Courage

"We are not in need of more bright people."

Prize Day keynote speaker Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein P'19, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, acknowledged that his statement may sound strange while addressing ninety-three Groton School graduates, in a tent full of bright students and their families.

"What we need desperately," he went on to explain, "is smart people with a brilliant and clear conscience, who are courageous. We need you!"

Mr. Al Hussein stressed the need for moral courage and shared stories of those who embody it. He recalled his 2014 chapel talk at Groton, when he hailed a Senegalese military officer who smuggled some one thousand civilians out of Kigali, Rwanda, saving them from massacre. "His only defense was his toothy smile and his enormous charisma," Mr. Al Hussein said. continued


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In what year was there no Prize Day and why?

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

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Alejandro T. Reyes '81 and Mike Beran '84, P'20, '23 both are winners, even though they did not have the same answer. Alejandro replied that 24 boys were enrolled when Groton School first opened in 1884, which is correct. Mike, consulting Frank Ashburn's Fifty Years On, concluded that the first Groton class included 27 boys, including those who arrived late. Archivist Doug Brown confirmed that both numbers are correct. Indeed, 24 came on the first day, but four more joined the class in January 1885. One boy left in December 1884, leaving a total of 27 boys at school when Groton's first school year ended.

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On June 6, two Groton School students accepted the highest recognition given by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, each receiving a national award at a ceremony in New York City's Carnegie Hall. continued

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