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Alumnus of the Issue: Congressman Jim Cooper

Alumnus of the Issue: Congressman Jim Cooper

Stanislas Robert , Assistant Features Editor November 3, 2020

  “As your representative in Congress, it’s my job to make sure your voice is heard.” These are the words of Congressman Jim Cooper, an alumnus of Groton’s class of 1972 and father of Hayes...

Chaplain Read at Trinity College. Courtesy of Trinity College.

Chaplain Allison Read: Living out a Legacy on the Circle

Eleanor Taggart ’24, Staff Writer September 13, 2020

In 1989, then middle schooler, now Chaplain, Allison Read, watched as Bishop Harris became the first female bishop and Black female bishop consecrated in the Episcopal church. “Controversial at the time,...

New Faces on the Circle

Stanislas Robert ’22 and Robert Hong '22, Assistant Features Editor and Writer September 13, 2020

Students are all familiar with the “why Groton?” question; however, we rarely think about the teacher admissions process, and what makes our faculty come to Groton. To find out, The Circle Voice has...

A Survivor and Soldier: Luka Bakic ’15

A Survivor and Soldier: Luka Bakic ’15

Luka Bakic, a current Ensign in the US Navy and Groton graduate of 2015, bears a unique, war-ridden history. Born in the late 1990s in Belgrade, Serbia, Luka and his family were caught in the Kosovo War...

Elizabeth (center) in Under the Big Top

Alumni Spotlight on Elizabeth Dickson ’15

Grace Oh '21 February 5, 2019

Elizabeth Dickson ’15 was a small girl with big dreams growing up in New Jersey. As a child, she was fortunate enough to go to see Broadway plays such as The Lion King, and “sat in awe” watching...

Alumna of the Issue: Ellen Boiselle ‘85

Alumna of the Issue: Ellen Boiselle ‘85

Daisy Fey '18 October 7, 2016

Ellen Boiselle graduated from Groton in 1985. After leaving the circle, she attended Yale where she majored in English. Throughout college, she was never sure what she would choose as a career path, but...

Henry Bloomfield during the Kiss A Kumiho music video

From Soul Sauce to Seoul

June 5, 2016

There is one question that plagues us all from the ages of five to twenty five: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" For most little kids the answer happens to be an astronaut, ballerina, or rock...

Alexandra Paul’s senior yearbook photo.

From Boarding School to Baywatch

May 13, 2016

Not many Grotonians know that along with FDR ‘00 and Candace Nelson ‘91, one of Groton’s better-known alumni is Alexandra Paul, one of the stars of the original “Baywatch” series. Born in New...

A series of Walker-Jacks’s food Instagrams.

Flapjacks and Followers

Marianne Lu '19 and Karla Sanford '19 May 13, 2016

5,774. This is the number of followers Catherine Walker-Jacks ‘13 has managed to amass in just four months. Driven by her passion for cooking and photography, she decided to start an Instagram account...

Richard M. Bissell poses alongside John f. Kennedy

The Blame of Pigs

Jack McLaughlin '17, Assistant Features Editor April 22, 2016

President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba last month marks the latest step in a plan to normalize diplomatic relations with our small island neighbor to the south. What many Groton students and faculty...

Alyce Jones Lee '77 working for Village in Focus.

Firsts at Groton

Hadley Callaway '17, Assistant News Editor February 9, 2016

FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN Roscoe Lewis III ’56, Amherst ’60 Hailing from Washington, D.C., Roscoe Lewis III was the first African-American applicant to be accepted to Groton. He joined Groton’s Third...

Atkinson '16 and Thomson '06 during an interview.

Unfinished Business: Cui Servire in Mongolia

Nena Atkinson '16, Humor Editor October 31, 2015

On October 11th hundreds of women and girls gathered at the United Nations in New York City to celebrate the 4th annual International Day of the Girl which was established in 2011 by the United Nations...

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