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Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


Filed under Humans Of Groton

"What do you miss most about Groton?" "The people. It feels more normal here than it does at home. At home it feels like I am on some kind of long weekend or break."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


Filed under Humans Of Groton

“Vivimos entre dos mundos donde Groton se ha convertido en nuestro hogar. Desde aquí , podemos retroalimentarnos, vencer nuestras flaquezas, fortalecer nuestro espíritu y salir a conquistar nuestros sueños”. "We live between two worlds where Groton has become our home. Since coming here, we...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"I of course have concrete goals for my career and personal life, but beyond all that I want to transcend the boarding school stereotype. I want to be intelligent without being smug. I want to help others without being patronizing. I want to take advantage of my resources without feeling entitled."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"If you could change anything in the world what would it be?" "For every individual to enjoy a happy childhood, and one which allows their imagination to run free while establishing a positive outlook on life."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"Since coming to Groton at age zero, I think it's safe to say I've grown as a person."

September 6, 2016


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"I really wish everyone could love themselves more. That's kind of hypocritical of me to say, though. Trying to be kind to other people feels easy. Being kind to myself takes a lot of work." ...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"I like to think of myself as unafraid and invincible, as if nothing could get to me. But sometimes it’s just hard to hold together all that swag."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"What does Groton mean to you?" "Well, when you said that it reminded me of the chapel talks at my old school when everybody had to answer the question 'what does the school mean to me?' So they would talk about experiences, make up metaphors, and give reasons, and I always thought it was stupid. If...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"I have no regrets."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


Filed under Humans Of Groton

"The most important thing I have learned in the past year is how to chill out and to just exist instead of planning everything—how to just be present in a moment." ...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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“I feel like I keep so much more to myself now than I used to. With age and experience you learn to trust people a lot less. It’s a sad reality.”

September 6, 2016


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"People often describe me as short for my age, I prefer to think I'm fun sized."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"Since I came to Groton, people have been using this school as an excuse for my changing personality, when really they don't know half of me."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


Filed under Humans Of Groton

"On the mountain, you are merely a tiny life form bound to the immense power of nature. A single rock or snowball has the power to become the landslide or the avalanche that kills you. Hidden crevasses could be anywhere, waiting for you to fall in. Yet, I survived. Call it luck if you want. But for ...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"When I was a kid, Wally’s age maybe, I used to invite the other kids in my neighborhood over to my house to play “school.” It was my house, so I was the teacher of course and I would give my friends worksheets hoping to help us all get smarter, or at least better at solving problems and answering...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"I think the happiest moments in my life have been the births of my two younger siblings. I have no idea what I'd do without them. No one else can make me smile like them, and no one else knows me better. I have to remind myself every day how lucky I am to have them."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"My favorite place on earth is the ocean itself. When I'm sailing with my family, alone on the water, all my worries go away." Richie's "first caption choice": "My biggest regret is losing the squirrel of my dreams."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"What’s your biggest regret?" "Not always having the guts to take advantage of all of the great opportunities life throws at me." ...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"I think the strangest thing that's happened to me is when someone in a penguin suit chased me out if the schoolhouse one Saturday afternoon. I'm still scarred." ...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"What do you want to do when you grow up?" "I want to do whatever will make me happy. And then find a way to make money for it."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"During group conversation, my favorite thing to do is start a sentence before thinking of what I'm going to say. It's great because it forces me to come up with something interesting, funny, or weird on the spot, mid-sentence. Usually I'll just end up saying something ridiculous, but if I can make people...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"In Third Form, I put myself into a box. I established myself as this super loud, happy, outgoing, spontaneous gal. But sometimes I feel like I don’t exactly play the part of Third Form Lillian. I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself to live up to this person, this box that everyone expects me to be....

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"I have a habit of wearing all black and loads of eyeliner, but I'm actually just an antisocial, mildly friendly, awkward turtle."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"Sometimes you kick the squirrel, and sometimes the squirrel kicks you."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"Friendship is like peeing on yourself; everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling it brings."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"If you could change anything in the world what would it be?" "To give everyone a free ticket to six flags and a waverunner."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"My biggest regret is not always being true to myself. I used to do whatever it took to fit in, and after awhile, I got away from who I really was." ...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"If I could change anything, I would change how people as a whole look on life, art, society, death and the universe. If the world could understand life’s true meaning as not just a bunch of daily events and that everything around them encaptures the beauty and essence of living and see that this life...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"Fourth form year was probably the happiest year of my life. It was the year I befriended Kevin Maldonado and Matt Borghi. Now I don't get to see them as much." ...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

September 6, 2016


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"I mean I love Groton, but I'm definitely a Vermont girl at heart. I obviously miss my family, but the thing I miss the most is my family's homemade maple syrup. Sorry Flik." ...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

August 16, 2016


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"I borrowed my favorite quote from Michelle Kwan: work hard, be yourself, and have fun.”

Charlotte Mellgard '15

August 16, 2016


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"We have a lot of weird things in common. We both read Edgar Allan Poe as kids, listen to the Talking Heads, and we both love old movies."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

August 16, 2016


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"Soccer is important to me because it's fun, to put it simply. Sometimes it's really hard, and sometimes there are upsetting losses and heartbreakers, but I have yet to find something I enjoy more than playing, no matter the circumstances of the game. I have grown up on soccer fields all over the country,...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

August 16, 2016


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"Give me a pose that embodies your personality."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

August 16, 2016


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"Groton doesn't let you hide, and that's one of the things I love about it. I'm so much more comfortable in my own skin now than I ever would have been had I gone to school elsewhere."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

August 16, 2016


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"I think that the greatest influence on my life has come from my mother, my most constant companion. Second to her would be characters from literature, particularly Sherlock Holmes and The Old Man (of "and the Sea” fame), who taught me to be patient, inquisitve, and attentive. Third would be my musical...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

August 16, 2016


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"I really like how nonchalant he is. He's like Jack Johnson."

Charlotte Mellgard '15

August 16, 2016


Filed under Humans Of Groton

Today in microfashion...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

August 16, 2016


Filed under Humans Of Groton

"Many people at Groton have been influential on my life. One who stands out the most would have to be Marie Wesson. From playing on soccer and basketball together, to traveling the world hand in hand to Africa, Marie is someone in my life who I look up to. Marie was one of my first friends at Groton...

Charlotte Mellgard '15

August 16, 2016


Filed under Humans Of Groton, Uncategorized

"My sister was a nationally ranked horseback rider, my father a painting, my mother was normal, and I was a cowboy." (Excerpt from Cam Cullen's Expo paper)