When you Google news for “prep school,” the top result is about Mitt Romney and some pranks he played when he went to Cranbrook. The story goes that Mitt and his buddies held down a student who they thought was gay and cut his long bleached blonde hair. The student who received the haircut later got kicked out for smoking a cigarette, and he passed away back in 2004.
Nowadays, there is NO WAY that you would ever think of doing something like that. Besides, from the anti-North Carolina posts trending on FB and Twitter, most kids at our schools seem to support gay marriage.
So what do you think? It’s too late for Mitt to reach out and say sorry Billy Madison style.
…Mitt Romney of the Cranbrook School in Michigan, and graduated in 1965. Many of his classmates were from more wealthy backgrounds, and Romney was the only Mormon at Cranbrook. Despite this, Mitt won an award for those “whose contributions to school life are often not fully recognized through already existing channels”.
According to Wikipedia, Romney wasn’t a standout student nor a star athlete. He must have been a late bloomer, because he went from Stanford to BYU, and then to Harvard School of Business and Harvard Law.
Of course, we all know him as the former Governor of Massachusetts, and current Republican candidate for US President.
True story: all five of his boy’s attended Belmont Hill School, an all-boy’s prep school in MA.