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MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013


Dr. PA’s Free Range



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Lax Players

Illustration by Bohemian painter Tavik Simon

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Dean of Students Hands Seniors Respect: They asked for it, and they finally got it: Respect for the seniors! ! Senior Satchel Adelman met with Dean of Students Drew Donaldson on May 18, where he was deputized on behalf of the entire senior class and official received respect. ! In an article from the second spring term Proctor Pulse, Jesser Johnston demanded more power and authority over underclassmen. Johnston, himself a proud three-year senior, declares in his article, “It is frustrating to me that we don’t get more respect!” !

! Of course, school officials didn’t hesitate and promptly arranged the meeting to hand respect over to any and all seniors. As Donaldson states, “At Proctor, we as faculty members make sure to indulge the students’ every whim and satisfy their every need.” Athletic Director Gregor Makechnie added, “In the Athletic Department, we know that it is incorrect to make students earn their respect. We embrace the idea of simply giving respect to those who want it.” ! ! ! !

Jake’s Guy Hikes Through Proctor ! For the first time in more than a decade, an actual hiker (with a backpack and everything) has hiked through Proctor Academy’s section of the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway trail, a seldom traveled 75-mile long trail, which meanders through the towns of Wilmot, Andover, Sutton, and New London. ! ! Eric Harbeck, 23, from Andover was spotted by an observant Bric-a-Brac staff member as she ate lunch at the Stone Table. Intrigued by Harbeck’s fire-engine red backpack (which turned out, strangely enough, to be full of books) and disheveled, floppy cowboy hat,

our intrepid sleuth literally ran Harbeck down in the west campus parking lot. ! ! After a blistering Bric-aBrac-style interrogation, it was quickly established that Harbeck does indeed work at Jake’s Market in Andover, and he is the only person anyone at Proctor has ever spotted hiking the Greenway Trail. When spotted on Tuesday, Harbeck said he was conducting a recon mission. “The plan,” he said, “is to complete the trail this summer with a friend of mine who works at EMS.”



Big Men Small Room ! Ironically, one of Proctor’s smallest rooms is home to some of its most colossal individuals. With names like Big John, Jam Boy, and Odaine Franklin, weight room members find themselves squeezed into the confines of our limited space, measuring 65’ x 15’ with a total area of 975 square feet all of which is consumed by haphazardly placed machines and cardio equipment. Stepping into the facility, you are confronted by industrial fans, low ceilings, and narrow walls, reminding you of the cramped and claustrophobic conditions of a deserted mining shaft. “It’s crazy! With more than eight people, the place is a zoo. How are we suppose to lift in here?” remarks Jack McMahon. ! Hot sweaty students drape themselves over stationary bikes while others pound the ceaseless treadmill belt in one last spasmodic attempt to reach some intangible destination. On any given

evening, you can find upwards of twenty studentathletes moving from station to station, violently thrusting weights. “It’s way too compact. There is absolutely not enough room to get work done,” complains post-graduate Odaine Franklin. Blake Joppy sums it up: “I don’t know, man, it’s just extremely crowded.”

Fallon Feels Lack of Fallon ! Chuck Will has yet to include two-year sophomore, Fallon Adair in the latest Chuck’s Corner and every other Chuck’s Corner so far this year. If the most photogenic student-athlete on campus isn’t on our web site, how will prospective students discover the true beauties that lie behind Proctor’s doors.

Lax Players Cry Foul

REALLY... Where has the chocolate milk gone?

As everyone knows, the new softball field is amazing and the team is ecstatic about having a field located in the center of campus. However, because of the proximity of the turf fields to the softball field, softballs are constantly being fired into the adjacent lacrosse sanctuary. As highly respected Proctor student-athlete Jesser Johnston reports, “Softballs—they’re flying out of nowhere.” Reflecting back on the season, he muses, “They’ve become pretty dangerous, and we have to stop our games to fetch numerous balls off the lacrosse field.” ! Looking to next spring, the athletic department will hopefully develop a strategy to dodge this impending, but avoidable, tragedy.

The dining hall has done a great job this term making sure Nutella is available and with keeping a constant variety of different soups at the soup bar every lunch. We want to know, however, what happened to our chocolate milk? Last term, students went out of their way to steal chocolate milk every meal. But, now, it seems chocolate milk is permanently missing. Is the dining hall refusing to put it out anymore? Does someone steal it first thing every morning before anyone else gets up? We, at the Bric-aBrac, want to know!




Letters to The Bric-a-Brac Dear Bric-a-Brac: The Bric-a Brac has single-handedly killed my inspiration to write. My investigative report about how Proctor underfunds the two sports teams that have the most wins in the past several seasons, (cough, cough... the mountain biking and cycling teams) was mercilessly shot down because the Bric-a-Brac editors were “not psyched on this one.” I meant no harm by this article. I simply wanted to shine a light on two of the many teams at Proctor whose extraordinary efforts are, at least economically-speaking, unappreciated. Having said this, the members of the cycling team are always thankful for Drew Donaldson’s race announcements during assembly. Drew, we salute you. But back to the issue at hand: My past experiences when dealing with the Bric-a-Brac editorial staff have been a nightmare. In a recent article describing the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, they forgot to include my name and gave credit to the wrong dorm! Trying to give Peabody all the glory? Nice try. Sipping coffee and eating scones in their plush editorial staff room, they chuckled a pretentious laugh at the sight of my article, which I slaved away at for hours on end. Since my tenure with the Bric-a-Brac, I have gotten several job offers from the Proctor Pulse to be their executive reporter. But this title has no meaning because, let’s be honest, who reads the Pulse anyway? So, from now on, I will be a sort of rogue reporter; no one to tell me what I can and cannot write. And who knows, maybe I will start my own newspaper. But until then, it’s just me out there... Cinnamon spice and everything nice, XOXO- The Rogue Reporter


“The Bric-a-Brac is the corniest of the corn, it’s like indian corn.” ~Stiles Black Cords for Grads Beginning this year, all fiveletter varsity athletes will wear black cords at graduation in recognition of their athletic prowess. After enormous effort by seniors, volleyball court still resembles fac brat sand box. After extensive extermination effort, Proctor Hornet still stings New Student Leaders identify quality of Proctor’s food as a top priority. Eight-term veteran, Cresent Sherwonit will be returning to Mountain Classroom next year

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sit in my room gets up and talks with the teacher about homework. A few girls start talking with another boy. Someone talks on the phone as one girl gets up to say, “hello,” to another girl. One person starts banging on the table, while another kid taps loudly on his keyboard. The teacher sits in the hallway and proceeds to flip through his stack of papers as he types on his computer. The boy who left awhile ago returns carrying a laptop. Everyone is on their computers. It is quiet for a few seconds. This newfound silence is disturbed by two boys who nonchalantly amble in. The teacher chews them out for being late. The boys sit down, one puts in his headphones and taps furiously on his laptop, repeatedly drinking out of his athletic water bottle. The other one sits down at the desk and gets a text message and responds. Meanwhile, a girl works on a slide show presentation, then puts in her headphones and begins to watch a movie on Hulu. I can hear people in the other room moving around. A boy gets up to plug in his laptop. I get up and go to the bathroom. On my return I find the teacher telling the students in the room with me that they can’t watch movies during study hall, and that they have to do work. It is silent for a few seconds, then at exactly 9:56, everyone stands up in unison and shuffles out the door.

What Really Happens from 8:00-10:00? ! Structured Study Hall, third floor of the Fowler Learning Center: The first student arrives at 7:50, a blond girl. She takes a seat in the room farthest away, but soon realizes she forgot her charger. The second girl arrives, sharpens her pencil, and walks around for a bit. One boy says he did not do any work in class today. A few kids debate over going to Jake’s or not. One is determined to go to Jake’s while another says they should stay and do their work. Someone else sharpens their pencil. Everyone talks. The sharpener stops and a girl asks for a copy of MacBeth. No one has a copy. Everyone works. The boy who wanted to go to Jake’s says he didn’t read. Another boy walks into the room farthest away from me and is told to leave immediately. One of the girls slinks into the bathroom. ! Soon, the teacher comes by my desk and says, “hello.” I say, “hello,” back. The girl leaves the bathroom. Another girl doodles on a piece of lined paper. Everyone starts talking about the homework they have to do. The boy who was told to leave earlier is forced by the teacher to join me in the room I am in. Someone hiccups and a girl says, “bless you.” Noises come up from down stairs— two boys and a very loud girl. The boy forced to




St ud ent L ea de rs hi p Up d at e Throughout the 2012- 2013 school year, the members of Proctor Academy’s student leadership committee have proposed numerous initiatives and rule changes to the full faculty at faculty meetings. This process has allowed the faculty to express their thoughts and emotions towards each topic, allowing, in turn, for student leadership to remold and restructure the proposals to fit within the confines of faculty support. The initiatives that have passed include the following: • The repeal of the overly restrictive helmet policy, which had caused the numbers of students commuting via bike, skateboard, and scooter to drop dramatically. • The passage of the exam exemption. New this spring term, exemplary students with cumulative grades exceeding 95 and an S+ effort grade may be exempt from one exam per term at the discretion of their teacher. Student leadership is currently re-working the “H-Block Proposal” from earlier in the year. The proposal calls for an additional block to be carved into the weekly schedule for clubs, like Viking club, Student Leadership, and PEA, to utilize as a meeting time. This proposal ties in with the aspirations shared by many faculty members to see increased student participation and more time for campus organizations here at Proctor.

ATTENTION: Exceptionally Calm Babies Born this School Year. Despite the sad attempt to establish Hawaiian shirt Mondays and the tragic loss of

several beloved campus organizations (Oh, where have you gone Triple I?) 2012-2013 has proven to be an exceptional vintage for Proctor campus babies. With the additions of Adalyn Tremblay, born in August, followed by Abraham Kenney, in November, Tayo Will, in March, and Sadie Allenby, in April, Proctor has continued its oh-socuddly baby boom. ! Unbelievably, since at least 2008 with the birth of Indie McIntyre, at least one campus faculty member or spouse has been continuously pregnant. Unlike previous vintages, this year’s batch is exceptional in its stability, quality, uniformity, and calmness. No out-of-the-womb free radicals, like the Jones twins. No I-will-take-over-theworld-so-get-out-of-my-way Ember Morgans. No Ellen-Page, I’m-smarter-than-youdespite-my-age Bria Tremblays. In contrast to the unpredictable and sometimes downright surly vintages of years past, this year’s crop of campus babies couldn’t be sweeter. ! Here in the Bric-a-Brac offices, we implore you to enjoy them now, because inevitably the little rascals will grow up.




Proctor: How it’s Made Me More Materialistic ! There is an interesting dichotomy here at Proctor. My experience with the faculty and staff is that they are more apt to recycle, reuse, and shop at thrift stores than teachers at other schools. The students, however, are the complete opposite. We want new brand names items and wholeheartedly embrace a keeping up with the Jones’ lifestyle. The faculty and staff here at Proctor appear to mainly choose what to buy from a functional perspective. For example, Dave Pilla wears big steeltoed work boots everyday, which he needs to wear for safety reasons because he works in the woods. Meanwhile, Brenda Godwin, who is always schlepping around heavy items such as computers and books, drags a rolling backpack behind her. She does this because it is more functional for her to pull these items around than it is for her to carry them. ! Most students, however, would never be caught wearing clunky boots or pulling a rolly cart around campus. In contrast, we’ve all seen well-healed girls walk around campus in the winter—temperatures below zero, snow on the ground—wearing flats with no socks, so they can look stylish. We have also noticed guys (including this Bric-a-Brac staff member), wearing lightweight sweatshirts, when the temps dip well below zero. Clearly, we are willing to risk frostbite to make a fashion statement—to go to unreasonable lengths to keep up with the latest trends. For example, we all know those particular students who return every term from the city or from the suburbs with an endless parade of this season’s trendy purchases. And we’re not talking about just any clothing, we’re talking name brands—Tory Burch, Supreme, Burberry, True Religion, Louis Vuitton, and Lilly Pulitzer not to mention Vineyard Vines, Polo, J-Crew, and Patagonia. ! Lulled by Proctor’s egalitarian character and casual, New Englandy charm, what many of us seem to forget is that Proctor, by-in-large, is a community of and supported by very wealthy, affluent families. Toto, Proctor is not Kansas, and it certainly does not represent the average American teenager. With cash to burn, many of us resort to excess materialism: we’ve all been there—the immediate high, the feeling of satisfaction upon making a new purchase. However, the happiness does

not last. As Knox College Psychology professor Tim Kasser explains, “Consumer culture is continually bombarding us with the message that materialism will make us happy; [however] when people spend their effort pursuing material goods in the belief that they will bring happiness, they're ignoring other, more effective routes to happiness.” ! In essence, we’ve become a cliché. We’ve bought in. We’ve been sold—hook, line, and sinker. But, think back for a second. Don’t you remember and cherish those bygone days spent doing simple things, like sledding with a friend? Even the memory is enough to bring a smile to your face. In contrast, this Bric-a-Brac writer cannot remember the happiness that I got from buying my new cleats this fall—those new pair of cleats that I just had to have. ! While many of the faculty would like for Proctor to be a place where students can come to get away from materialism, my experience, after one full year, has been that Proctor promotes, rather than reduces, materialism. To be sure, it is the student body that is the driving force of materialism on campus. And as long as we are bombarded by advertising and we have access to the dough, my bet is that materialism will continue to be a dominant influence on student life here at Proctor. ! While I imagine that, if surveyed, most students would say they are not materialistic, I think we are kidding ourselves. Since I have arrived at Proctor, I, for one, have certainly changed into a more materialistic person. It’s interesting how quickly this change took place, and it only took me a few weeks to catch onto how materialistic I was expected to be at my new school. ! At Proctor there is pressure to have the newest gizmos and gadgets, clothing and footwear. It is easy to feel that if you don't have the newest item in the newest mint green color, you will be looked down upon and risk social alienation. However, it is more important that you put your energy into something that will bring you long term happiness. This can be easily done at Proctor. Just take a note from your teachers... It’s taken me about a year, but I’ve finally come to the conclusion that they might just be onto something.




Lilly Days Ahead: Is Proctor too Sloppy? ! Being born into wealth and greatness does not always lead to excellence; but no man ever wound up sitting in a skyscraper office with a downtown view lacking a Brooks Brother’s tie. As Mark Twain said, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” Clothes represent where a person is from, and where they are going. ! Proctor Academy’s relaxed dress code promotes mediocrity. It permits students and teachers, many of whom come to class distracted and tiredlooking, to produce sub-par work. Teachers who wear tucked-in collared shirts and ties are not only able to make students feel that they can seize the day, but also make students sit up straighter in class. These are the teachers that give Proctor a more respectable reputation. ! While many students appreciate, or even relish in, Proctor’s sloppy dress code, it is undeniable

that in most cases, the students who look more put together end up doing better in class and are overall more motivated. ! No one is saying there is a specific label students must wear, but if you have never worn a Lilly dress with a pair of broken-in Jacks, you are probably not from New England. While it is undeniable that clothes do show what kind of money a person has, you don’t have to flaunt a Burberry print or a pair of Tory Burch flats to let people know you care about your image. ! Varsity athletes are usually required to dress up for game days, but this is not enough. The comfort that Proctor’s dress code allows is appreciated by everyone; but when the dress code was recently rewritten, the intent was most definitely not to encourage lazy students to stop showering and washing their clothes.




Proctor’s New Mission Statement “Live to Learn, Learn to Live” Taking inspiration from our motto, Proctor Academy creates a diverse learning and living community: one that values the individual and recognizes the potential of each member to stretch beyond what had been thought possible. Balancing academic rigor, structure, and support with the freedom for students to explore, create and define themselves, Proctor encourages students to achieve their optimal growth. A deep commitment to a learning skills program and a strong emphasis on experiential learning is interwoven throughout Proctor’s academic, athletic, artistic, and environmentally conscious programs both on and off campus. Proctor students graduate understanding the values of honesty, compassion, respect, and responsibility, proceeding with confidence and with strategies to become life-long learners and thoughtful contributors to their communities.

iPads: Benefit or Curse? While the introduction of iPads on campus will inevitably have many positive benefits, the frustrations that we will all suffer in the coming transition period are undeniable. The pilot program students predict that there will be an epidemic of technological chaos at Proctor next fall due to the introduction of iPads, e-Books, Apple TV, and the new-Podium replacement platform, which will be called My Proctor. During the American Literature pilot program, students had to endure two or three whole-class trips to the Tech Department. A few of the tech issue students in the fall will face include simple things, like learning how to check email on the iPad and how to download e-books and other apps, and more complicated issues, like switching between Kindle and iBooks notetaking systems. With this said, it should be re-stated that, while not enthusiastic about the adoption of iPads in the classroom, the students who participated in the iPad pilot program generally report liking the mobile devices. Here in the Bric-a-Brac offices, we’ve come to the conclusion that the overall benefit of having iPads will slightly outweigh the drawbacks. Looking forward, however, our only question is this: When everyone has iPad’s next year, who will do the printing?

! Midway through the winter term, American Literature teacher Tom Morgan marched into the Tech Department office determined to voice his frustration about Proctor’s imminent, but as-of-yet-stated, adoption of iPads. Skillfully redirecting the slow-to-react Morgan, Technology Director Jim Cox waved twenty shiny new iPads in front of him and challenged, “Before you condemn iPads in the classroom, why don’t you try them out.” Thus, Proctor’s pilot iPad program was born. This spring both of Morgan’s American Literature classes and Adam Jones’ Environmental Social Science class have gone paperless. These classes have spent the term experimenting with various e-book and note taking apps, social networking apps, and content creation-oriented apps, such as Skitch and Haiku Deck as well as QR code readers. On the whole, students have given iPads a “thumbs sideways” review. They have generally enjoyed reading and taking notes on the iPad. The mobile device’s small, compact size has lightened students’ loads, and, because notebooks and course books are right on the iPad, the pilot program classes have experienced very few “my book’s in my room” moments. These upsides and others leave Jim Cox and the Tech Department “very excited for next year.”




Assistant School Leader, Bowen Brinegar, Critiques PA’s New Mission Statement: ! Just in time for our end of exam week deadline, the newly-elected Assistant School Leader, Bowen Brinegar, sat down in the Bric-a-Brac offices to discuss his thoughts about the new mission statement, the process by which it was dra$ed, and his ideas to make both more suited to the Proctor community. ! I have a couple of points and ideas to cover concerning the matter of the Proctor Mission Statement. It was recently brought to my attention that under the regulations or bylaws of boarding schools that it is the Board of Trustee's responsibility to draft a mission statement for the school. While this system probably makes sense for most traditional private schools, it does not seem to fit with the educationally progressive nature of a school like Proctor Academy. ! Each student comes to Proctor and has unique experiences and leaves a unique impact. I have only been on campus for two years now and I have already left my impact in Spain, the Theater Department, the Arts, Student Leadership, and (in a small way) the Gender Committee. That being said, other students leave impacts in the Metal Shop or the recording studio or in the rink or in Eco Dorm. I have no clue what is like to be on Mountain, Euro, Costa Rica or our other off campus programs. Going into Spain, I had a vague notion of what I was going to experienced based on conversations with my peers. However, my experience turned out to be very different from theirs. With this in mind, it’s easy to generalize what we do individually, but very difficult to paint the whole picture. ! With that said, I have two main ideas on how to create a more accurate and meaningful mission statement: Idea 1: We send out a survey to current Proctor student asking three simple questions. First, what do you think Proctor is? Second, what parts of Proctor do you take full advantage of? Third, how would you rewrite Proctor’s mission? If every student fills out the survey (whether it be mandatory or not) faculty, student leadership, and the trus-

tees could sit together and analyze the data. We could look for recurring themes and so forth and come up with something that represents what the data shows. In short, we could collect data, analyze it, and draw conclusions. Idea 2: Instead of having a traditional mission statement, our website could host a living mission archive containing each student’s individual "mission statement." Parents and prospective students could look through hundreds of mission statements and draw their own conclusions about what Proctor means to them. This crowdsourced collection would grow and change each year as students come and go and the times and interests of the student body change as well. ! I know that a living mission statement will never clarify exactly what Proctor is; however, after thinking about Proctor and it’s mission for some time, I’ve concluded that the only way to truly define Proctor Academy is to give everyone a voice.

Bowen’s Mission Statement . Proctor is a place where ideas and innovation thrive throughout the student body and are cultivated through the faculty’s guidance. Above all, Proctor pushes students to reach outside of their comfort zones and provides students with experiential living and individualized learning opportunities. Proctor is what each student makes it. No experience is identical to another; the only guarantee we offer is to guide our members as they develop into their own unique selves. Proctor offers an experiential model of learning, a wide variety of academic choice, and a high opportunity for growth. But these attributes are not what makes Proctor what it is—students are what make Proctor, Proctor. Whether it is a making maple sugar with Dave Pilla, a conversation with Brenda, guidance from Terry, a lesson with Bill Whiteman, or a life changing adventure on Ocean, each student is encouraged and guided by individual faculty members to develop a passion. Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, and Honesty are to be found outside the dotted barriers provided by the artistic, athletic, and academic requirements.




Jon Beard’s Eating Habits

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“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”- F.Scott Fitzgerald, %om The Great Gatsby Throughout life, people come and go, and with each departure they leave behind a shadow. This shadow is an accumulation of the people they have affected and the memories they have created. As this year at Proctor Academy comes to a close, we need to say our goodbyes to three faculty members who will be going on sabbatical, two faculty members who are retiring, and five, who are leaving for greener pastures. Patrice Martin, Lynn Bartlett, and Chris Bartlett are the fortunate faculty members who will spend the 2013-2014 school year on sabbatical. George Emeny and Everett Jones will be retiring. And Bev Berton, Erin Bostrom, Adam Chadbourne, Kris Johnson, and Bibba Kahn will all be departing Proctor to go elsewhere.

George Emeny

Lynne Bartlett Has worked at Proctor for 4 years (collectively)

Has worked at Proctor for 30 years (collectively)

Favorite Part of Proctor:

The dedicated, curious, and caring people within our community. Favorite Part of Proctor: Working with the stuLeast Favorite: When the science toshiba copier

dents, orientation, and project period.

jams Best Memories at Proctor: Just like my favorite Best Memories at Proctor: Edna at assembly,

things about Proctor, my best memories have taken place on Orientation and Project Period. Over the years certain students have been pretty special, and I have some special memories with them also.

thinking she was to remind students to use the crosswalks and the yearbook staff surprising her with their yearbook dedication. The girls hockey team winning at Berkshire in 2012! Dancing with Megan at Lynne and Dave Kenney's Wedding reception in front of the Meeting House. Taking my biology students to Cricienti's Bog on a spectacular fall day. Orientation. Meeting Chris Bartlett.

Least Favorite: Well, I’m not sure if it is monitor-

ing structured study hall or the way that structured study hall is run, but either way, I am not a fan of structured study hall. I would also have to say that I dislike the waste of food in the dining hall.

Who was most inspirational to you during your time at Proctor? Dave Pilla, Heide Johnson, Terry

Stoecker, Sue Houston, Scott Allenby, Lindsay Brown, Ed Barkowski, Bert Hinkley, Nancy Schoeller, Tom Eslick, Edna Peters, Suzanne Rasweiler, Kayden Will, Luna Hamlet, Chris Bartlett and many more.

Who was most inspirational to you during your time at Proctor? David Fowler. Advice for the Proctor Community: Be kind and

always help other people. Advice for the Proctor Community: Remember

what Jacob Dombroski eloquently said to our community: essentially, lose the fear we have of being different and embrace our differences. Also, don't forget about your sandwich on the panini press in the dining hall. 12


Bev Berton

Chris Bartlett

Has worked at Proctor for 6 years

Has worked at Proctor for 17 years

Favorite Part of Proctor:

Favorite Part of Proctor:


The relationships with everyone - students, faculty, staff, families. This place is really special. Also, all the programs that are part of Proctor (both on and off campus) really set this school apart from any other school where I have worked (or know of).

I like the fact that Proctor has so many offerings for students and directions they can head in. Many schools are "cookie cutter" and expect the students to conform to a certain set of ideals. Proctor grows and changes around the students.

Least Favorite: This might sound weird to say, but

Least Favorite: Like lots of people, my biggest

the end of the school year. It's really hard to adjust to life without the "life" here on campus. Summer is very nice, but I really miss the students and the routine when the year is over!

challenge is the winter. I think we become more "solo-ed" during the winter. The schedule, the weather, the don't have the same sense of community you do in the fall and spring.

Best Memories at Proctor: I don't think I can

Best Memories at Proctor: There are so many

pick just one... so many special memories. Polar swim with my son and daughter (and all the other kids), hiking to the Balanced Rock, Canadian Ski Marathon with the nordic team, all of my classes with all the great kids (and the "study session/extra helps" with all the kids who show up regularly every week), riding with the cycling team last spring, getting to know the girls in the dorm every year... the list goes on.

memories. But I will get in big trouble if I don't mention meeting my wife, Lynne, at Proctor. That created a lifetime of memories.

Who was most inspirational to you during your time at Proctor? Again, this is a tough one be-

always change as the faces of the students and adults change. We are in constant motion. Embrace the change and trust that "the school" will always be true it's mission.

Who was most inspirational to you during your time at Proctor? While there have been so many

great adults that I have admired, I have to say that the students have been the biggest inspiration Advice for the Proctor Community: Proctor will

cause there are so many special people here. I can name two who are standouts for me: George Emeny and Patty Pond. Advice for the Proctor Community: Always re-

member the wonderful people and things you have done at Proctor. This school offers so many great opportunities for anyone who wants to be a part of them. I hope the school always maintains its unique character and continues to foster the wonderful relationships that are formed here—this place is really special!!


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