Author Archives: Pomfret School

About Pomfret School

Founded in 1894, Pomfret is an independent co-educational college preparatory boarding and day school for 350 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduate, located on a scenic 500 acre campus in Northeastern Connecticut.

“Follow all the rivers and roads that are necessary”

In the inaugural chapel speech of 2014, School President Rachel Godfrey spoke of her personal journey to happiness and ended with words of advice (“lessons from my mother, SpongeBob, and Oprah”) about the power of love, laughter, and friendship. . … Continue reading

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“Color Blindness”

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In this powerful chapel speech, a Pomfret senior, Barak Swarttz, challenges the community to reach beyond “Color Blindness” to understand Cultural Competence and “the difference that difference can make.” by Barak Swarttz ’14 Shalom.  For those of you who have … Continue reading

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A Postgraduate Experience

by Mary Redmond ’14 Good Morning Pomfret! I am going to talk about character today. My name is Mary Redmond and I am a PG student from Scarborough, Maine basically I am a repeat senior. Last winter I started looking … Continue reading

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Inspiration

by Grace Carapezzi ’14 …Our lives are truly simple. We are formed from love and crafted by DNA. I am the result of an ex-Cincinnati Reds baseball player and a struggling actress, who happened to fall in love on 58th … Continue reading

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What is Project Pomfret?

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by Breana Lohbusch ’16 A few people have been asking or were asked “What is Project: Pomfret?” Some managed to muster up a decent answer, while others were speechless.  Yet in truth, there is no answer.  We are still figuring … Continue reading

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Project: Pomfret First Week of Thrills and Chills

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By Olivia Leachman ’16 As Project: Pomfret finally begins, anticipation and excitement overwhelm the community. Twenty-nine unique groups have begun meeting, creating smiling faces throughout each building. Centennial glistens like the soft snowflakes dwindling upon its roof, ready to partake … Continue reading

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A community of ‘bravehearts’ begins the academic year

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School Chaplain Bobby Fisher’s inaugural chapel touches on the power and importance of bravery Bravery was in the air earlier this week when the school community gathered for the first chapel of the academic year. New English teacher Bridget Tsemo … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts from a Teaching Life

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by Brian Ford, faculty (a talk delivered at NENTS.2 on August 9, 2013) A few vignettes from my first year of high school teaching. First: In the narrow hallway of my dormitory second floor apartment, Peter Hamlin and I are … Continue reading

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A true Renaissance man, with a Pomfret twist. Pomfret’s Finest: Ben Morgan

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by Nate Kremer ’14 – “He just gave and gave and gave,” former colleague and current staff member Paul Smith said of Ben Morgan. “He was a very generous person with his time and resources.” Couldn’t decide where the best … Continue reading

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Four seasons from “the best spot on campus”

The view from French teacher Jim Rees’ third-floor classroom in Centennial is clearly one of the more pleasant perks of his job. After twenty-plus years of gazing down on the Pomfret firmament—through the nuances of the changes of seasons and … Continue reading

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