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  • Connor

    What is your favorite Thacher tradition?

    There’s something about the New Year’s Banquet that I love so much. After a long summer and challenging EDT, it’s refreshing to be surrounded by my friends, classmates, peers, and teachers. I love the constant commotion of the sophomore servers and the clinks of everyone’s silverware. The steak is always good too. It makes me excited for the year ahead and it’s when I realize that all of us are in it together.

    How have you changed during your years here – or – How are your hopes, dreams, or ambitions for the future different from when you arrived?

    When I first came to Thacher, I was a super shy kid who never wanted to try new things. I quickly realized that that type of person doesn’t get by for four years at Thacher, let alone a week. After facing my fear of heights at Golden Trout by climbing the side of a mountain (perhaps a slight exaggeration), I made it a goal of mine to try to be more open about new experiences. It took a lot of time and uncomfortableness to actually change myself, but I think now I am so much more confident in my ability to step outside of my comfort zone. If Thacher has taught me anything, it’s that taking the first step can lead to a long road of happiness and success.
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