It started Friday afternoon over at PG with all members of the Stevenson track team achieving personal bests at the MTAL Championships. And that evening in Keck Auditorium the annual Spring Concert unfolded before us with nine groups (including two solos) performing 24 pieces. On one side of the intermission we enjoyed performances by the Orchestra, String Quartet, Concert Band, and Jazz Band; and a violin solo, “Scene de Ballet,” performed by Eddie Lu ’11. On the other we were moved by the Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Jazz Choir; and a solo, “Mr. Cellophane,” sung by Cole Clark ’11.
It was a wonderful evening.
On Saturday morning I went over to Santa Catalina School to watch the MTAL Swim Championships. It was a very exciting day as the Pirate Girls won their fourth straight title and the Boys won their first outright title since 2003 by winning the last event of the day, the 4x100 relay. When the boys realized that going into the relay they were down only a point they got together in a tight circle and came out of it with palpable determination. Felix Lazcano ’11 started and finished over 2 seconds up, and the team never looked back. Matt Nucci ’12 added a bit, and Allen Kan ’13 added a bit more; and Purin Waranimman ’11 finished it off. And everyone got wet, including Coach Fannin and Coach Kemmerer, except for the always smiling and humble Seung Min Oh ’13, who was hunkered down in a deck chair, in her parka, keeping meticulous records of all the Pirate times. “She’s amazing,” says Fannin. “We couldn’t get along without her.”
Sunday morning early I head over to Douglas Hall to get my newspapers and see Eddie and Sam, and Paris and Purin rushing over to Erdman Chapel to perform for the morning worshippers, and I wonder once again (it happens to me every year without fail) how they do all this. But it isn’t over yet.
This morning at Assembly Sam Radseresht ’11 (he’s heading off to Tisch School of the Performing Arts at NYU in the Fall) runs “Keck Fest,” an hour of musical performances by students and faculty that was hugely well received. And this afternoon we learn that our Pirate golf team led by Michael Decker '13 won the CCS Championship by 22 strokes.
And let me see … the Student Art Exhibition opens tonight in the Treasure Room in the Rosen Family Student Center, with over 100 student artists represented; the baseball team plays in the first round of CCS in Santa Cruz tomorrow; the Spring Dance Concert is Thursday and Friday; and the Prom is on Saturday.