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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 3 DEERFIELD ACADEMY, DEERFIELD, MA 01342 September 9, 2013 Return of the Flaska open to students as well. Dean Flaska collaborated with Jordan Montour ’13 to develop a second course called “Native America.” In late June of this year, Dean Flaska visited the Kahnawake Mohawk community just south of Montreal, where Montour lives, to make progress on the course, which will introduce the Native experience and Native spirituality to students. “Given the location of our inquiry, particular attention will be given to the Native BY GARAM NOH populations that reside in New Editorial Associate England states and southeastern Jan Flaska, Dean of Spiritual Canadian provinces,” explained Dean Flaska. Montour ’13 Academy, is returning this himself is a descendent of Eunice fall after a year’s leave, during Williams, one of the “captives” which he worked towards a doctoral degree from Catholic which is considered an important Theological Union in Hyde Park, I. The year away from DA has “[Jordan] was a great host,” said allowed Dean Flaska to form Dean Flaska, “and the class is coming together.” The Flaska family spent the He is already developing two new courses with both spiritual and year in downtown Hyde Park, just south of Chicago and near academic focuses. “The Wisdom of Silence,” a the shore of Lake Michigan. The new elective developed by Dean family also had the opportunity Flaska, will be offered starting to take a memorable two-week the spring of 2014. The basis for vacation in May, traveling around the course is rooted in his thesis, Lake Michigan and the Upper which explores whether the Peninsula of Michigan. Dean Flaska described the trip wireless technology and social media of our day have an adverse as “a bit of a Karbon Heritage effect on adolescent spirituality. tour,” during which he and his “Basically, I am working to family had a chance to acquaint both explore the worth of silence themselves with the people and in the life of adolescents and to places of Spanish teacher Cheri invite adolescents to embrace it Karbon’s youth. Ms. Karbon is a “Yooper” (someone from the with some regularity,” he said. His proposal? That stepping Upper Peninsula), Dean Flaska away from “all of the social added that he will “soon be demands of [adolescent] circumstances” is a good thing to this rewarding tourist attraction.” Dean Flaska, who will be do from time to time. In “The Wisdom of Silence,” co-coaching the varsity soccer students will “explore the team with Mr. Heise this year, development of the spiritual also made time for different and mystical traditions in history athletic commitments during his to the present day” and read year away. He was the assistant excerpts from a variety of spiritual soccer coach at the University of classics. They will eventually Chicago, the coach and a player be expected to engage in the on the UChicago men’s club spiritual practices of their choice, lacrosse team, and an assistant and intentional and prescribed coach for the Mount Carmel silence will be an important part High School lacrosse team. The year away has afforded be hosting a gathering in October Dean Flaska many kinds of (also called “The Wisdom of unique opportunities. “It was a Silence”) to be attended by wonderful year,” he said, “but we educators from peer schools but are glad to return.” Jeffrey Jewett DEERFIELD TRIP TO COSTA RICA FOR ENVIROMENTAL SCIENCE From left to right: Mr. David Miller, Lili Brown ’14, Keren Alfred ’14, Christian Schade ’15, Tripp Kaelin ’14, Mr. Jeffrey Jewett, Tess Donovan ’14, Alyssa Moreau ’14, Bryce Bolotin ’15, J.C. Pardo ’15, Ashley Cooper ’14, host Caroline Grew ’99, Tarah Timothe ’15 Rowers “Power 10” for Junior Worlds BY MARGARET CHAPPELL Editorial Associate world development team. She trained in Banyoles, Spain for ten days on the 1992 Olympics Course. ventured to Lithuania and Spain this past summer to train and compete as members of the junior national and worlds development team. After two weeks at the U.S. rowing selection camp, Claire national team was much more intense than rowing as a part of Grant Louis ’14 were selected to join the junior national team that competed in Trakai, Lithuania against other teams from around the world. Collins was in the women’s In addition, “almost all of the girls at the camp were from club teams that row all year long. They basically live and breathe crew, so being around these girls you learn so much,” Murray said of her teammates. Collins added that a drastic difference was rowing in a new boat with new coaches and teammates. “It was challenging yet interesting,” she explained, “to blend styles of many different rowers with all different experiences into one boat.” Championships. Louis was the coxswain for the men’s 4+ and Caputo was in the men’s spare 2boat; however, neither of these Libby Murray ’14 also went to the training camp and made the the three rowers. “For example,” Caputo explained, “We had the time to practice twice daily seven days a week as opposed to once Justice for all: Michael Sandel, “superstar Harvard political philosopher... showcases the thinking on public morality that has made him one of the most sought after leaders in the Democracy Academy Event, 19 September, 7 p.m. Looking forward to this year’s crew season, Caputo, Murray and Collins said they will bring Caputo said, “I will bring back the amount of speed it takes to compete at the worlds level in contrast to a national or regional level. Also, I hope our experience rowers to compete for these spots next year.” Meanwhile, Murray’s athleticism was shaped both physically and mentally. “My determination and maturity as an athlete have developed more than I could’ve imagined,” Murray said. “I’ve formed a bigger drive and focus from this camp that will keep me pushing for golds at New Englands.” experience, Collins said, “I met so many amazing people that I now look up to and admire. I wouldn’t change it for the world.” The Scroll Online Exclusive! “This year is going to be about changing how – Student Body President Tripp Kaelin ’14 online at A Summer at The Island School is No Vacation BY HENRY COBBS Editorial Associate Located on the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, The Island School has recently become AT THE ISLAND SCHOOL IN THE BAHAMAS Left to right: Catherine Fleming ’15, Ken Park ’15, Juliette Lee ’14 Founded in 1998, the school set out to save endangered marine life by providing alternate food sources for inhabitants of the island. Now The Island School is comprised of a research institute, a middle school for locals, and a term-abroad program. As the school expanded, its mission evolved. Today The Island School’s aim is to instill a sense of place, sustainability and community while preparing students for a more informed future. This past summer Ken Park ’15, Juliette Lee ’14 and Catherine Fleming ’15 attended the school’s summer semester, which focused on human ecology, tourism and development, and marine ecology. All three explained that in. But I didn’t know that it’s really competitive to do so. sends a lot of kids. No other school sent three kids.” After the initial excitement died down, students were reluctant to adhere to the rules at the school,” said Park. “Phones were taken away, no Internet was allowed, and we slept in a big open space with bunkmates. No air conditioners to be found anywhere on campus.” (continued on back...) The Scroll would like to acklowledge the 12th anniversary of 9/11 and encourage the on the impact this event has had on our country and the world.

The Deerfield Scroll: September 9, 2013

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