Alumni Horae: Vol. 95, No. 1 Fall 2014 - page 6

The boys crew won the Prin-
cess Elizabeth Challenge Cup
at Henley, an accomplishment
represented in the vertical de-
sign element of the plaque. In
the background is KehayaHouse,
dedicated in January 1994. A
compass in the upper left rep-
resents the Thompson Island
Outward Bound trip, made in
the fall of 1993. The upper right
features the South African flag,
adopted inApril 1994. This sym-
bol, combined with the ribbon
in the lower sections, marks the
end of Apartheid. Carved into
the ribbon is an excerpt from
Nelson Mandela: “Education is
the most powerful weapon we
can use to change the world.”
1994 1999 2004 2013
Form Plaques
Over Anniversary Weekend, the School dedicated wooden plaques carved by Lisa Laughy for the Forms of 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2013.
This plaque represents changes
in St. Paul’s leadership. The
book spines identify them: “X”
for Tenth Rector David V. Hicks,
“I” for Interim Rector Clifford J.
Gillespie, and “XI” for Eleventh
Rector Craig B. Anderson. The
bookends, with inkwells and
quills, honor the establishment
of the Schlesinger Writer-in-
Residence program. The upper
left celebrates NE champion-
ships for girls volleyball and
cross country. The “G” on the
computer key in the upper right
refers to the incorporation of
Google in 1998, while the bot-
tom left signifies the March
1999 Drury dorm fire. A rain-
bow flag with “GSA” marks the
founding of the Gay-Straight
Alliance, inspired by the Chapel
speech of Dustin Brauneck ’99.
A wild boar is central to the
2004 plaque, representing
the 2002 revitalization of the
Boar’s Head dinner tradition by
members of the Form of 2004.
In the upper left is the State of
Massachusetts, divided into
rainbow-colored stripes, to
signify the state’s pioneering
passage of marriage equality
on May 17, 2004. The right side
features the Princess Eliza-
beth Challenge Cup displayed
with the Henley-on-Thames
coat of arms, representing
the boys crew win at Henley.
The Democratic donkey occu-
pies the bottom left, honoring
the presidential run of John
Kerry ’62.
The central design element
of the plaque celebrates four
consecutive years of members
of the Form of 2013 earning the
Hugh Camp Cup. The upper
left carries the symbol for Old
Hundred, winners of the 2013
Club Cup competition. In the
upper center, a granite pav-
ing stone carved with “100%”
represents the form’s full par-
ticipation in the Alumni Fund.
A blue and yellow “Boston
Strong” ribbon in the upper
right honors the victims of
the April 15, 2013, Boston
Marathon bombing. The center
background depicts the Bogle-
Lechner field, dedicated on
September 29, 2012.
Think on These Things
In May, St. Paul’s hosted a gathering of
chaplains, heads of school, and teachers
of religion, who visited for a spring con-
Think on These Things: The
Twenty-first Century Episcopal School
Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the
Chapel, participants revisited Paul Tillich’s
1956 essay, “Theology of Education.”
Convocation participants also viewed a
Chapel art exhibition entitled “…which con-
tinues in heaven.” Artwork submitted by the
Artists Registry of the Episcopal Church
& Visual Arts reflected on the SPS motto,
“Let us learn those things on earth, the
knowledge of which continues in heaven.”
The event began with an evensong by
the Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, suffragen
bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles.
Bishop Glasspool spoke about “unlocking
the treasures of the heart” and the existen-
tial and spiritual opportunities of “dealing
with death” and “living life.”
Other presenters included Dr. Paul Knitter
(Union Theological Seminary), the Rev. F.
Washington “Tony” Jarvis (Yale Divinity
School), Dr. Lisa Kimball (Virginia Theologi-
cal Seminary), the Most Rev. Frank Gris-
wold ’55 (former presiding bishop of the
Episcopal Church), Dr. Serena Beeks
(Commission on Schools in the Diocese of
Los Angeles), and former SPS faculty mem-
ber the Rev. Preston Hannibal (Bishop
Walker School in Washington, D.C.).
At a Friday Eucharist, the Rt. Rev. A.
Robert Hirschfeld, bishop of New Hamp-
shire, spoke of the role Episcopal schools
play in raising up responsible, faithful
leaders committed to the work of dis-
cipleship, informed civil discourse, and
genuine understanding.
Organized by the Rev. Michael Spencer,
SPS dean of chapel, the convocation drew
an audience that included School faculty
members, staff, and students. “The dis-
cussion was robust and spirited,” Spencer
said, adding the hope that the event “con-
tributed to an ongoing and fruitful dis-
cussion of the character, purpose, and
mission of Episcopal schools.”
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