The term ended on Friday. You may have noticed that we were all ready for the winter classes to wrap up and to move into Four Point and March Break. I am currently sitting in Logan Airport, getting ready to get on a plane to Beijing for spring break and to get ready for the ninth grade Four Point trip to China.
But yesterday, I went to Portland via Gunstock, the very long way. I didn’t just get lost. (I may get lost on a semi-regular basis… but I don’t generally mess up by 3 hours in a 1.5-hour drive.) I went to watch the Nordic ski team compete in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) championships. As a former racer in the championships, it was fun to get to be a spectator. I also got to see my four-year advisee and fellow glogger, Andrew Seigel, race in his final high school race.
Caleb, Andrew, and Marcus in the lead pack of the individual race. Race, boys, race.
Emily in the skates through the stadium at the beginning of her final lap. Glide, Emily, glide.
Izzy books it up the hill about half way through her race. She crushed the competition in the B race and won by a large margin. Go up that hill, Izzy, go up that hill.
Sam double poles out of the stadium in the afternoon relay. Crush it, Sam, crush it.
Leela takes off on the anchor leg of the relay. Go, Leela, go!
Andrew takes off with a huge lead from Marcus and Caleb in the last leg of the boys’ relay. Power, Andrew, power.
The NEPSAC champions in the relay, by more than a minute. The boys’ team was also the NEPSAC Team Champions and the girls came in 4th. Revel, boys, revel.
It wasn’t all serious. Leela and Marcus take a moment to have fun. Balance, Marcus and Leela, balance.
Parents take a final team picture. Well done, Gould Nordic, well done!
Next week, I’ll be writing to you from Asia! Hope everyone has a great week!