New stu­dents ar­rive at Gun­ston by boat

The Kent Island Bay Times - - School -

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.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

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.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS/STU­DENTS BOAT­ING TO GUN­STON.

New Gun­ston stu­dents ar­rive by boat to the school.

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