This year four multi-talented postgraduates are taking high-level arts courses as well as playing varsity sports. Jess Hom ’14 will play basketball in the winter and is taking Topics: Post AP Art, as is Liz Forelle ’14, who plays soccer this fall. Eric Senior ’14 is on the boys’ varsity soccer team and takes AP Studio Art, and Jack Barkowski ’14 is playing football this fall and also taking AP Studio Art.
Adolescence is a tricky business. Children crave comfort and adults strive for independence, but where do teenagers fit in? We long to be thought of as self-governing individuals, but at the same time we pine for our carefree days on the playground, when parents packed our lunches with little heart-shaped notes inside and teachers handed out glowing praise like a politician hands out false smiles.
Since she arrived as a new sophomore, Lilah Lutes ’14 has actively participated in Deerfield’s art program. Lutes’ passion for art extends beyond the school year, and she has continued to pursue her talent outside of school.
There could never be a shooting here. Our green campus is nestled between rolling ridges, a charming historic town, and bucolic farm fields. The idea of danger on our hallowed campus seems laughable.