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Canterbury Community Kicks off the Academic Year

Meredith Berry-Toon

After a week full of varsity athletic practices and student leader training, Canterbury welcomed all community members this past Friday. Leading the way with large Welcome Home block letters on the back of their shirts, our Upperform Student Leaders helped move new students into their dorms or usher day students through the registration process in the Copley Library.

Friday evening brought all students together at the all-School cookout where new classmates joined returning students, and old friends said hello following the summer break.

Form Fun on Saturday and Sunday brought each class together across campus for a variety of snack and competition-fueled activities. The Third Formers raced across campus to each of their scavenger hunt locations as they learned to navigate the campus and find Misi Babington in the Training Room and Nurse Linda Labet in the Health Center. New Fifth Formers were integrated into their class year — literally — with several renditions of the human knot. Students also took part in s'mores on Duffy Patio, turf time on the Sheehy Family Field, and basketball and volleyball competitions in the fieldhouse and Pigott.

The gray Sunday weather was combated by the annual Color Run which brought bright hues of pink, green, and everything in between to our fields as students raced through packets of dye tossed by faculty members and members of the Sixth Form Council. And while a bit cooler, the School concluded the first community weekend with a barbeque and carnival-style party outside of the Athletic Center, face paint and all.

And the most exciting activity of them all — classes began on Monday, September 10!

View photos of the weekend:

Form OrientationFirst Mass

Color RunBlock Party