Commandant hosts boarders for holiday gathering

All boarding prep schools have a never ending responsibility to look for ways to enhance the living experience of their residents. Leaving home, often for the first time, presents many challenges for students particularly as the holiday season is upon us.

Not everyone is anxious to open their home to 140 teenagers armed with soda, snacks and other goodies for an evening of fun, family and games. Thursday evening, December 14th, Commandant Todd Wallingford and his wife, Kim, opened their home and did just that in their ongoing effort to improve the quality of our residential life community and show just how much they care for our students.

With a bonfire blazing and enough food to feed the “navy” that arrived, a great evening kicked off at 1900 with games and classic holiday movies. The Wallingford’s hospitality was overwhelming, helping even the most shy feel at home and in the mood to interact with their fellow students. It was a great opportunity to have a great time and further build relationships with our awesome kids. The evening was a perfect way to kick off the holiday break with our cadets leaving feeling just a little bit more appreciated. Please enjoy the photos and we wish everyone a joyous holiday season. See you in 2018!