Volume V | October 2018
Dear Alumni & Friends,

At Lawrence Academy's annual Founders' Day assembly last Friday, we celebrated LA’s 225-year heritage and recognized outstanding service to LA and to the world.

For her exemplary dedication and service, Susan Meenan Barron ’86 was recognized with the Founders’ Award for Service to Lawrence Academy.

Sue has been a champion Class Agent, a dynamic president of the Alumni Council, an active LA parent, and a steward of all things LA. She is married to an LA grad - Dev '85. (They started dating on a Winterim in 1985!) And their two children (Thomas '14, Annie '17) attended LA. 

Sue inspires us all!

Other awards at Founders' Day were the Kathy Peabody Memorial Book Award, which went to Pat Stark who supports LA students through her work in the business office, and the Greater Good Award, which went to students Adrian Castanon Galicia '19, Faris Khimani '19, Fred Lian '20, Kambar Mangibayev '19, and Dafi Siregar '19 who were recognized for their work this past summer in Mexico, with a reforestation project, and in Indonesia, with a massive beach clean-up.

The Founders' Day photo gallery may be found here .

At LA, we use the strength of and connections to our past to look to the challenges of the future and consider what our students need to be successful in the world today. One of our top priorities continues to be to prepare our LA students for college and beyond. 

To get a glimpse into the college process of today, I met with LA college counselors, Sean Sheehan ’87, and Kim Bohlin Healy. The process can be stressful on both our students and their parents, and Sean and Kim were able to share some insights into the challenges. 
At LA, the students remain at the center of all that we do, and we pride ourselves in connecting with them, meeting them where they are, and launching them into their next stage of life.

When we have a week like we had this past week, in which we note and celebrate not only the transformative powers of an LA education on the students we have with us now, but also the powerful ties that remain tightly knotted even after graduation and for generations to come.

LA’s 225-year-old magic just bubbles up and over. 

From the Hillside,
Robinson Moore
Associate Head of School

BTW: Just a reminder to mark your calendar for Homecoming on Nov. 10 and the Boston Circle Event on Nov. 15 ... Faculty Brian Feigenbaum, John Curran, Sean Sheehan '87, and faculty emeritus Joe Sheppard (and many others) will all be at the Liberty Hotel in downtown Boston on the 15th... Reunion 2019 is June 7-8 ... Interested in any of these events or (joining your Class Reunion Committee)? Contact Caitin O'Brien [978-448-1574]... The final Fall Arts performances and exhibitions are underway; watch Facebook for updates and reminders ... Teacher, author, and inventor of the World Peace Game, John Hunter will be our J. William Mees Visiting Scholar January 27 - 29, 2019. Finally, be sure to join our Alumni Network - LA Connect .