Our beautiful campus received over a foot of snow on Sunday. Cadets being cadets, immediately seized on the opportunity to go outside and play. They were joined on our sledding hill by girls from Chatham Hall, an all girls boarding school across town.
We did not let the snow slow down campus life. Our annual Hanging of the Greens was held promptly at 6pm and was well attended despite the weather. The cookies and cider social after the service was very much appreciated by the Cadets. Thank you Hargrave Family for making that happen!
While the town clears its roads, our campus is just as busy as it normally is. Classes and sports practice are being held and our Cadets are helping out where they can.
At breakfast this morning, several of the kitchen staff were unable to travel to campus and were replaced by Cadet volunteers who helped ensure that all were taken care of. Other cadets assisted by shoveling snow and helping clear the roads and walkways.
Colonel Brown sent out a message to the cadets following the long day:
"First, let me commend you on an outstanding Hanging of the Greens service!! Well done to all those who participated and supported. A great way to start the Advent season and ring in the Christmas season! Also, I've never seen 600 cookies and desserts disappear so fast...
Second, thank you for those that took some time to shovel the walkways so others could have safe passage around campus. Well done and much appreciated! Also, cleaning up after the cookie and hot chocolate rampage was appreciated. This demonstrates pride and ownership of one's surroundings."