New students arrive at Gunston by boat
CENTREVILLE — Early each September, the Corsica River comes alive with a flotilla of boats carrying new students to the Gunston School for its annual Embarkation Ceremony.
In this ceremony, 66 new students arrived to the 35acre waterfront campus by boat. Each new student was met at the dock by Headmaster John Lewis, signed the school’s honor document, Responsibilities of the Community, and shook the hands of the faculty, administration, as well as each individual Gunston student.
“We’re a community that values both scholarship and character,” said Gunston’s Assistant Headmaster Christie Grabis, “and the Embarkation ceremony seeks to honor these values.”
For the 108th time, Gunston — a co-educational college preparatory high school — opened its doors to welcome 204 students from five Maryland counties, Middletown, Del., as well as a handful of international students who have decided to pursue their education in the United States.
Queen Anne’s County Teacher of the Year Rhoda Moore, first grade teacher at Matapeake Elementary, stands with her class and a new car provided by Hertrich Ford for her use during her tenure as Teacher of the Year.
New Gunston students arrive by boat to the school.