This morning, the Class of 2013 woke up no longer students at Lawrence Academy, but officially alumni. While they are undoubtedly still savoring their time spent on the LA campus, they are also looking ahead to their future; first, to a well-deserved summer break and then to college in the fall. For some former Spartans, the college experience will include a healthy dose of athletic involvement. At least 20 members of the Class of 2013 will be playing a NCAA sport.
The end of the Spring Term means many things to many people, but for seniors at Lawrence Academy the close of the school year brings the joy of commencement and the anticipation of beginning a life beyond the "elm tree-shaded hill". However, even as the Class of 2013 enjoyed their final moments in class and on campus, the entire student body continued the hard work (and, hopefully, fun) that is the trademark of the end of any school year.
Emily Field '11, currently a sophomore at Boston College and a member of the Eagles Women's Ice Hockey team, has been invited to compete for a spot on the Team USA squad that will take on the world in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Archeological evidence suggests the ancient Greeks were no strangers to pole vaulting and it doesn't take a leap of faith (pun intended) to imagine antiquity's Spartans using their famous spears to surmount obstacles on the battlefield. However, to our modern Spartans at Lawrence Academy, pole vaulting was a relatively unknown track and field event. "Was" is the key word in that phrase.
On Wednesday, in a show of solidarity with the people affected by the twin bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the young women on LA's varsity teams donned purple and took a three-team picture prior to putting on their red, white, and blue Academy uniforms.