Spring at Lawrenceville is marked by many critically distinctive events - seniors determining where they will attend college, preparing for prom, underformers preparing to take SATs and ACTS — but most of those events are grade specific.
When I started at Lawrenceville as a Second Former in Davidson House, I was positive that I was going to build strong relationships with the other boarders. I pictured hanging out in rooms, watching games on weekends, eating together, etc.
This summer, as a rising Fourth Former, I had the privilege of working as a School Camp (SCAMP) counselor. School Camp is a long-standing Lawrenceville tradition that provides a free sleepaway camp for inner city students from 10-13 years old.
When I describe the Lawrenceville House system to my friends from home, they invariably make a comment like, “Hey that’s just like ‘Harry Potter,’” and, generally, I refrain from replying that our House system existed before J.K. Rowling was born.
In the past when I was asked, “What did you do on your summer vacation?” I never had a really enthusiastic answer. Partly because I never really had a say in what I did during the summer other than occasionally choosing to go to the pool.
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