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Preps dominate NHL draft boards

Cristoval Nieves of The Kent School scores a goal v. Team Russia

Local New England prep school hockey players stand a good chance to get drafter in the upcoming NHL draft. Here are some of the prospects with their rankings according to the NHL Central Scouting Service:

  • 27 Cristoval “Boo” Nieves, Kent School, 6′ 2.75″ 184, C
  • 33 Dawson Sprigings, The Gunnery, 5′ 11.25″ 206 G
  • 54 Brian Hart, Phillips Exeter, 6′ 2.0″ 216, RW 
  • 69 Chris Calnan, Noble & Greenough, 6′ 1.75″ 188, RW 
  • 76 Danny O’Regan, St. Sebastian’s, 5′ 8.75″ 162, C
  • 79 Devin Tringale, Lawrence Academy, 5’11.5″ 186, LW
  • 99 Doyle Somerby, Kimball Union, 6′ 4.5″ 232, D
  • 101 Adam Gilmour, Noble & Greenough, 6′ 2.25″ 193, RW
  • 108 Matthew Beattie, Phillips Exeter, 6′ 3.0″ 173, LW 
  • 132 John Stevens, Salisbury, 6′ 1.25″ 175, C 
  • 145 Kevin Duane, Brunswick, 6′ 4.0″ 219, RW 
  • 166 Alex Rauter, Choate-Rosemary Hall, 6′ 0.0″ 174, LW 
  • 208 Tim Boyle, Noble & Greenough, 6′ 1.75″ 185, D 
  • 210 Zachary Pryzbek, Salisbury, 6′ 2.75″ 199, LW


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Many prep schools make you swim for a diploma

From thenews.choate.edu


In order to use the Larry Hart Pool facilities, Choate students are now required to have a sticker indicating their aquatic competence fastened to their ChoateCards. This measure, in effect since January 27th, is a follow-up to October’s installation of the swim test as a school-wide requirement for pool-use.

“The most important thing, in my opinion, was implementing a simple method that the lifeguards could easily use,” said Ms. Sara Massa, Choate’s Aquatic Director. “I didn’t want to use lists for risk of outdated information or misprints.” Since Ms. Massa joined the Choate coaching staff in 2006, she has advocated for a swim test. “There is nothing safe about having a population with access to aquatic facilities that don’t know how to swim,” she said. Ms. Massa pointed to athletic practices, form events, and outside pool parties as instances in which Choate students may be using the pool. “It’s not just for the students’ sake; these situations also endanger the lifeguards,” Ms. Massa explained.

Choate’s peer schools also require a swim test for access to pool facilities. Similarly, Phillips Andover Academy and Miss Porter’s require students to complete a swim test before graduating.

By next fall, Ms. Massa plans to implement “the swim test as part of freshman orientation. That way, students can fulfill their requirement immediately when they arrive at school.” Ms. Massa believes that this will encourage a greater number of new and current students to take the swim test.

This is a great idea. Everyone should know how to swim, because you never know when you might take one in the jugular next to a pool.

My school doesn’t have a pool, but we have a pond, which makes me really, really glad that we don’t have a swimming test. The only time I am jumping into Nonesuch Pond is after commencement.

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Did JFK plagiarize from his head of school?

By Basil Katz

NEW YORK | Tue Nov 1, 2011 6:59pm EDT

(Reuters) – John F. Kennedy’s most famous turn of phrase was inspired by the headmaster of his New England prep school, according to a new book on America’s only president to have won the Pulitzer Prize.

In his 14-minute 1961 inaugural speech, which addressed the United States’ role in the Cold War, Kennedy told Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”

Kennedy, it turns out, had heard something like it before.

Two documents unearthed by MSNBC television host Chris Matthews in his book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero,” show that the future president’s headmaster at the elite Choate boarding school in Connecticut in the early 1930s had used a similar exhortation.

“The youth who loves his alma matter will always ask not ‘What can she do for me?’ but ‘What can I do for her?” the headmaster said, quoting a Harvard University dean.

The book says that Kennedy, who was nearly expelled from Choate for his rebellious hijinks, boosted his 1960 presidential bid with small but well-timed moves.

Wait…I’m confused. JFK ripped off his line from the head of school at Choate, who ripped it off from a Harvard dean?

I tried to Google JFK’s “rebellious hijinks” while he was at Choate. They were probably pretty funny.

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And the celebrity prep school grad of the week is…

…John F. Kennedy, who graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall and was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.”

JFK pretty much sets the standard for prep in the northeast. Dig the old school Sperry’s on the deck of the boat and the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers.

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