Looking Forward: The New Year's New Dreams

Melanie Minaya ’24 in Features | September 16, 2022

As the new school year kicks into gear, there’s plenty to look forward to. We finally get to wave goodbye to COVID-19 guidelines and move on to a more normal life at Lawrenceville, and this year is looking better than ever. With plenty of changes in all aspects of the School, including a new field house and dining hall, we will collectively get to experience new parts of Lawrenceville. Every student has their favorite time of year, social event, or subject that they have been waiting for from the moment they move in. Here are just a few of the activities and events that your fellow campus dwellers are looking forward to:

Indigo Towers ’24, Stephens House
“I’m looking forward to social events like dances with all my friends who I didn’t get to see this summer. It felt like we had never left campus once everyone was back together, and I can’t wait for all the events lined up this term! The student DJs have been great, and the first dance got me excited for the rest of the year. I’m really looking forward to getting back into the routine as well. It hasn’t been as overwhelming as I expected, so I’m actually excited to return to Lawrenceville!”

Deb Miliaresis, Bath House Cafe
“I always love the Kirby Music Festival and getting to see all of the talent on campus! I look forward to it each year, and it’s always so much fun to go out and enjoy all of the music. I also love the big dance performances at the end of each term. The different groups are all so creative and unique, so I always enjoy seeing what they’ve worked on through the term. I’m also excited for Thanksgiving time, because it’s always a well-deserved break.”

Jaelyn Bennett ’23, McPherson House
“I can’t wait for senior spring! Our grade has worked so hard, and we really deserve a term to have fun and see that the work has really paid off. We’ve seen how much fun it is through the grades before us, so I’m glad that this year’s seniors can finally experience it as well.”

Sebastian Saint Laurent ’24, Woodhull House
“I’m looking forward to being a part of the [Boys’ Varsity] Crew team this spring and achieving new goals that I’ve been working for throughout my time on the team. I’m also enjoying [being on] the Fall Crew team and continuing to improve at the sport!”

Avery Ottaway ’23, Stephens House
“I’m so happy that we won’t have Saturday classes in the spring! It will definitely ease the stress and give everyone more time to enjoy the campus and the last term of the year. I’m also just looking forward to seeing how all the changes made for the year will be implemented, and if they’ll make a change for the student body. I think this year will be a lot easier to manage, especially with full weekends for a term!”

Alice Kizilbash ’25, Kirby House
“The sports games are always so fun to go to and cheer [at] with friends. I’m really excited to have games and go watch the other teams this year. I’m also just excited for spring in general because it’s one of my favorite times on campus. I love going to the Bath House and sitting with my friends during the term, so I think that’s what I’m most looking forward to.”

Bailey Georgieva ’23, Carter House
“Being a prefect has been my favorite part of senior year so far, and I’m looking forward to getting closer to everyone in the house and all of the fun events we have planned this year. I’m also looking forward to the crew season this spring!”