Category Archives: Campus Life

“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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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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“One of my favorite things about Pomfret School is Relay For Life.”

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by Alyson Chase ’13 – Approximately 12,549,000 people in the United States are living with a cancer diagnosis. Many of these people have been through chemo, invasive treatments, surgeries, lost their hair, and have still lost their life. My grandmother … Continue reading


Namaste Y’all

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By Bobby Fisher, P ’16 – I’ve never been a fan of bumper stickers. Some people like them because they are a way to make a personal statement.  But sometimes, that can be tricky. I suppose that we should never … Continue reading


We Are Pomfret!

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by Dolph Clinton ’92 – We speak at least 14 different languages and come from 18 different countries. We have performed in the Boston Ballet and represented our respective countries on National basketball teams. We taught and studied art in … Continue reading


Community Service Garden Experience Not Just a Summer Job

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by Genevieve LaBeef ’15 – This past summer, I had the opportunity to work. This wasn’t just any old job; in fact it was only a few steps away from my own home. That’s right. I spent a majority of … Continue reading


Pomfret’s Radio Station Offers Distinctive Options for Students

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by Nick Fulchino ’15 – When I came for orientation at Pomfret I remember talking to Dr. Gillin about the different opportunities that this school had to offer. She mentioned Chris Golden, Pomfret Class of 2007, who had a political … Continue reading

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The Bond of a Class

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by Geoff Short ’13, president of the School Council – The beginning of every school year at Pomfret is a time of high spirits and optimism. Coming into this year as a senior has extra significance, however. The Class of … Continue reading


Supportive Leadership

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by Aubrey Smith ’12 – As school council president on the Hilltop I have been privileged to sit alongside faculty to help construct a productive community. The business aspect of my responsibility has been fun, but the most meaningful moments … Continue reading


Pomfret – A Priceless Vessel

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by Cayman Kai Macdonald ’12 For me, the greatest value of Pomfret School has not been the ivy-laced brick, educators armed with doctorates, rigorous athletic programs, top-quality technology, or even the expansive buffet meals – it has been the flexibility … Continue reading