A Factory for Friends, Dreams, and Memories

September 04, 2015

Four years ago I stepped foot on this campus to pursue my passion of hockey, much like many of you.

However, as the years progressed, I came to realize that this school offers much more than a mere outlet into one’s hobby or favorite pastime. I took up student government, applied to become a proctor, heck I even was a part of the yearbook club for one of my electives. Not to mention experiencing the Human Arch, enjoying a few Headmaster’s Holidays, and now being able to relax freely on a special carpet.

I’ve heard Shattuck be referred to as a hockey factory, which, quite honestly, does this school no justice; it is a factory—a factory for friends who become family, dreams that turn into reality, and memories that will last a life time.

Take a look around and note everyone’s smiling faces: any and all of the returning students and faculty know exactly what I am talking about.

I do not yet know the impact I will leave on this school, but I do know the impact it has left on me.

So, whether you have nine months or three years left on campus, whether you are a soccer player or a BioScience member, whether you are excited or nervous (or both), I can assure you that there is nowhere any of you would rather be.

 - Drew Speckman

Drew is this year’s student body president and offered these remarks at the Opening Chapel service on August 26th.

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