New Gunston Day School students arrive by boat
CENTREVILLE — On Tuesday, Sept. 6, Gunston Day School held its annual Embarkation Ceremony.
Gunston’s 58 new students and four new faculty members departed from the Centreville Wharf, traveled down the Corsica River, arrived at the school’s waterfront and were met by Headmaster John Lewis. After shaking the headmaster’s hand, each student signed the school’s honor code and then proceeded to shake the hands of every member of the student body, faculty and administration.
“This ceremony is meaningful and symbolic, as it celebrates our unique connection to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and also celebrates our strong sense of community,” Lewis said.
This year, Gunston — a coeducational college preparatory high school — is opening at a historically high enrollment of 189, and welcomes new students from Queen Anne’s, Kent, Talbot and Anne Arundel counties, as well as Dover, Del., and Middletown, Del. Gunston also welcomes a number of students from overseas, with students arriving this year from Germany, Japan and China.
“We’re excited to be welcoming such a large and talented class of new students, and with our largest enrollment, we are looking forward to a great year,” Lewis said.
All smiles for first dayHANNAH COMBS
Smiles all around with Addisyn C., left, on her first day of pre-k and Faith Malloy, right, on her first day of kindergarten, Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Centreville Elementary.