SPS Today: The Newest Paulies
New Students Arrive for the 2018-19 Academic Year
On September 7, the School welcomed 171 newcomers from 32 states and 11 countries for its 163rd session.
The diverse group of students and their families were greeted outside the Rectory by Sixth Form officers Estela Lacombe Franca (president), Elena Guild (vice president), David Roselle (secretary), and Aaron Magloire (treasurer), before entering the building to meet Interim Rector Amy Richards and mark their official entries into the School community. Franca recalled the mix of excitement and nervousness she experienced as she arrived for her first day as a new Fourth Former.
“Looking back on it, I met some of the people who would become my closest friends on my first day at SPS,” said Franca. “And I stepped foot, for the first time, into my second home.” Among this year’s new Third, Fourth, and Fifth Formers are eight regional scholars. The program draws students from all corners of the country. SPS also welcomed everyone from accomplished musicians to aspiring scientists, mathematicians, and writers to debate enthusiasts to thespians to athletes – and more.
“Each year, around this time, I am reminded of why I am so proud to be associated with St. Paul’s,” said Dean of Admission Scott Bohan ’94. “I know our 171 new students are going to add to the magic. They are talented, smart, involved in a million things, and really nice young people. I am excited to watch them start their own SPS journeys.”