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Student Thoughts on "The Responsible Life": Sophie Gauthier ’17

Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sophie Gauthier is a high school senior at Waterford. 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.

Veterans Day

Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2016

Waterford honors veterans on Veterans Day and thanks them for their service to our country.Mrs. Nebeker asked me to speak about Veteran’s Day. I myself am not a veteran and it is with a great deal of reverence that I approach this task.

I should like first to set the stage with a brief explanation of how Veterans Day came to be.

Focusing on the Rock

Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

It’s about a three hour drive to the City of Rocks in Idaho, and I can imagine how strange it must seem to onlookers to watch our yellow bus sporting the Waterford School logo careening through the desert landscape. The group going on this term trip made our way up on Friday with enough time to do some evening climbing on the Swiss Cheese and Scream Cheese routes. I think everyone was pretty excited to be liberated from thoughts of academics for a weekend. After a few hours of climbing, we went to our campsite, and after a dinner of macaroni and cheese, most of the group slept outside.

Mission, Market, and Stewardship in the 21st Century

Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

On my third day on the job, near the end of a get-to-know-you meeting, a frequent occurrence in these early months, a colleague asked if I planned to change Waterford’s mission. As you know, mission statements serve to articulate an organization’s fundamental reason to exist. Ideally, a mission statement informs, inspires and guides decision-making.

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