In textbooks, history seems to be a train on a track, naturally progressing from one station to the next. However, to the people who lived it, history was more like hacking through dense jungle with machetes--metaphorically and sometimes literally! There is no clear destination and no clear path for history that is currently in the making, and certainly no track laid out for easy travel.
Congratulations to our Class of 2017 on their Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) acceptances! Many other students have also met priority deadlines for colleges, including the University of Utah Honors College and Brigham Young University Priority deadlines, and will hear soon. Click here to learn more about Waterford's College Counseling program.
We welcomed back recent alumni to speak to current students about their college experiences. Nine Waterford alums returned to campus to offer advice and tell students how Waterford prepared them for success in college.
Andrew Menke gave these remarks at Waterford Night on December 16.
Thank you for being here. We come together tonight to enjoy each other’s fellowship and to say thank you. Waterford Night is a wonderful tradition begun eight years ago to thank you, our most loyal donors.
Before we begin, I would like to acknowledge two people who have given so much, certainly in the spirit of this evening, of their time, wisdom, courage, and vision. With us here this evening is Waterford’s founding family, Nancy and Dusty Heuston.
I'm no stranger to internet shopping. It's often cheaper than buying at a retail store. The convenience of it is what enables millions of people a year to avoid going to the mall, which is so valuable I would actually pay a premium. It's also a great way to find items that may be obscure or otherwise hard to find (Sidebar: Christmas, 1999. Wanted to buy a metal detector to search for buried treasure in the backyard. Used Christmas money and mom's credit card. Found roughly 13 pennies from the 1970s for a total value of 13¢. Total loss: $199.87.
Ravens Athletics had another strong fall season, with moments of triumph and moments of disappointment. Here is a quick wrap-up of our fall sports, collected from our coaches.
As some of you may know, I lived in Shanghai for my sophomore year of high school, and I still visit regularly. My family’s apartment in Shanghai is surrounded by coffeehouses, boutiques, and restaurants that boast food from around the world. I try to eat adventurously when I’m there.