New Gun­ston Day School stu­dents ar­rive by boat

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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 day

HAN­NAH 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.

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