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Nick Martin Named Faculty Speaker

From The Lawrence 

English Teacher Nick Martin was chosen by the current Fifth Form students to address the Class of 2023 on May 27 as this year’s honorary faculty speaker.

Martin first started at Lawrenceville as an English Fellow, soon becoming a full-time faculty member. From his experience teaching here, a piece of advice he wants to give future classes is to “center yourself.” “Whether that be extending outward to connect, collaborate, and take care of each other or turning inward to reflect and preserve yourself, always prioritize your head and heart as you navigate the rigorous and complex world here,” he explained.

When Martin first received the news, he felt “stunned, overjoyed, and, above all, grateful.” Ironically, he almost missed the announcement in the Abbott Dining Room. “The role of faculty speaker, to me, signifies a faculty voice and perspective that can both acknowledge and illuminate the wonderful work this class has already accomplished, while imagining, if only a fraction, what is next to come,” he elaborated.

In his speech, Martin’s goal is to “recognize and applaud the amazing feats accomplished by the Class of 2023 at present while looking ahead to the future, imagining and underlining how much this class has to offer the world outside the walls of Lawrenceville,” as well as “convey a message of hope.”

For additional information, contact Lisa M. Gillard H'17, director of public relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.