the westminster news
Published by the students of Westminster School
By Maya Tavares '24
As we approach the end of the school year, I’ve asked some Fourth Formers what their best moment of the year has been. Here are some of their responses.
Sophia Peterson '24
For Sophia, the best part of her Fourth Form year has been the stickball season this spring. “Seeing everyone on the quad so happy and energetic is a great way to enjoy the energy of campus.” The supportive and ecstatic energy “brought our dorm together for the night,” and “gives us all something to look forward to each week.” All of the “fun themes” that each dorm creates also brings them together and adds another level of pride and competitiveness to the sport. The support—not conditional on mere skill level—is such an important part of the stickball spirit. The overwhelming cheering and music on the quad this spring season has been the best part of stickball, and the best part of Sophia’s sophomore year.
Payton Harding '24
On her first year on the Hill, Payton had numerous favorite memories to look back on. As a new student, family style lunch brought her into the community, “introducing me to new people and learning more about the community.” The new tables each week are “so exciting to look forward to.” Another great memory has been dressing up for hockey games down at the rink. Dressing up with friends to bring spirit to the teams has been “one of the most fun parts about life at boarding school.” A simple memory Payton has is simply living in the dorm and “enjoying everyone’s presence” after a long school day.
Jackson Raymond '24
For Jackson, the soccer team's run in the playoffs was the ultimate highlight of his school year. Being in the lead throughout the whole process has really been one of the “best moments in his sporting career.” The supportive and energetic nature of the team and spectators made each game of the season something to look forward to, and Jackson is excited for next year's season.
Robert Yalda '24
The best part of Robert’s first year at Westminster has been the Halloween Dance in October. He loved the “super scary walk down” led by the Sixth Formers. It was a great experience for him to be able to bond with other students as they walked down the scary path together. Getting ready with friends and hanging out before and after the dance was one of the best moments of his time at Westminster. The community bonding experience was something he looks forward to leading and sustaining when he becomes a Sixth Former in two short years.
Maya Tavares '24
My particular favorite part of my Fourth Form year was the very first student organized “stud” that we had on campus. It was such a great way for our form to come together, especially since we had not experienced one of these events yet due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The energy before, during, and after the stud was so energetic and jovial; it was simply the best way to start off the year.