Diaries of a Husky: Boarding Student, Oluchi ’23

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Any day on the New Hampton campus is filled with smiles…especially when we see a camera being pointed in our direction.

boarding student on grandparents day
My grandfather and I on Grandparents Day!

Starting the Day off Right

Being in a calm and welcoming community makes the life of a boarder easy and organized. Giving a rundown of my day would most definitely start in our Country Store which is filled with delicious pastries and addicting breakfast sandwiches. With many students flooding in, it is a great opportunity to socialize with your dorm mates, classmates, and whoever else comes in to get their morning coffee. Making new friends in the process of getting a bacon, egg, and cheese on a croissant is almost guaranteed.

Our winter schedule starts with a different class every day.

Off to Class

After I do such, it’s off to either A, E, B, F, or D block depending on what day of the week it is. Whether it’s piano with Mr. Masterson where we get to learn songs to impress our parents or French with Ms. MacKenzie where we may or may not get to make delicious crepes; every day starts with something new. In this case, it’s a Saturday, which means French it is! Coming from a public school meant classes on a Saturday were a complete turnoff, however, it didn’t take long to realize how beneficial it is for me to be in a classroom expanding my learning. With one class down, I breeze through the last two classes of the day leading me to a well-deserved lunchtime with my peers.

boarding student in class
Ms. McKenzie’s Class 

Husky Pride

The cafe is especially buzzing today because the Men’s Varsity A basketball team has a huge game against the renowned Brewster Academy. Here at New Hampton School, we thrive when it comes to supporting our competitive teams to make sure they show pride in wearing the New Hampton jersey. Fast-forwarding to tip-off, the stands are packed and the student section is already getting rowdy, raising the energy level in the gym to be off the charts! With basketball media outlets court-side we knew this game would be intense and, nevertheless, New Hampton School pulled through with the win! Dozens of students fled the court in celebration for our prized basketball team and we believe it was our energy that they fed off of leading to this victory.

boarding student at a game
The big game against Brewster Academy!

After such an exciting evening it’s no surprise many drained students retreated back to their dorms to have a restful and calm night. As I returned back to my amazing roommates I was reminded of how great it is to be a husky!

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