the westminster news
Published by the students of Westminster School
By Camilla Norton ’25
As a boarder from New York City, the cold and isolating Simsbury winters are nothing like winters I used to experience back home. Historically, winter was the season I looked forward to most. I couldn't wait for late November to come around, when the city was decorated in lights and trees. I loved getting to pass by the embellished avenues, which were ordinary during any other season. I also yearned for snow days in the city since it meant that I could spend the entire day sledding in Central Park with my friends. Winter to me used to be magical, but upon coming to boarding school it's morphed into the season I dread most.
As a result, I have modified my favorite season to be spring. Although it is the last term of the school year, and to most is seen as the final stretch until summer, there's still so much you can achieve. Spring has so much room for new opportunities and possibilities. The longer days and warmer weather provide the perfect opportunity for you to reach your full potential. You can turn the afternoons and evenings spent in your room avoiding the cold weather into afternoons and evenings spent outside on the quad with your friends. Spring term is the perfect time to connect with people before having to be apart during the three-month summer vacation.
It's also a great chance for you to succeed academically. It's the last term of the year, and therefore the most important. Doing well on your finals can help you achieve a higher average. It’s a lot easier to engage and apply yourself in classes since you're already past the halfway mark with getting to know your peers and understanding the course material.
Overall, spring term is what you make it. You have the opportunity to succeed and thrive. There are so many different opportunities for you to connect with people and achieve academic success.