The Rectory School community grieves the passing of its third Headmaster, John Arthur Green, who passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016. Mr. Green served as Rectory's Headmaster from 1974-1990.
“Sandy and I are celebrating our golden wedding anniversary (50 years). Wow, time flies when you’re having fun!”
Sarah was invited to join the National Honor Society in her junior year at Killingly High School, as well as being elected as her class' treasurer. Sarah credits these leadership positions to Rectory for teaching her leadership.
“Last April, St. Mark's Robotics team was able to attend the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) championship held in St. Louis, MO. It was my first year at St. Mark's and first year being a part of robotics team. I learned so many lessons from the championship competition. I was able to view the world with broader perspective. I also realized that there are so many areas that I need to work on to be better as a part of robotics team but most importantly as an individual. I am so glad that Rectory is giving students more STEM related opportunities, especially by having a robotics team. St. Mark's School also supports kids from other schools to have the experience of robotics. Some St. Mark's students volunteer as mentors for the young kids through a community service and through one of the Saturday classes St. Mark's offers. Because I love robotics I hope the Rectory team does well. I also wish the Rectory community the best luck with all of change and progress they make over the course of the years. GO WOLVES!”
One of our amazing grads, Liam Batson '12, was recently given the Houghs Neck Heroism Award! An excerpt from the award description follows.
“While Liam was working a summer job at the Quincy Youth Hockey Arena, a group of adults were playing a pickup game. Suddenly play stopped and one of the players, a 44 year-old, collapsed on the ice. Liam quickly called 911, as another employee, Pat McCormack, administered CPR. Liam took the lead and administered life saving shocks from the AED (defibrillator). Pat and Liam continued their effort until paramedics arrived. Their efforts did not go unrecognized by the doctors at Boston Medical Center. They concurred that this man's life was definitely saved by their heroic efforts.
Liam is an Emery & Henry College rugby player, and he serves as a volunteer for the United Way of Abingdon, VA. He's a champion volunteer for Cradles to Crayons, and spends much of his free time there. As a junior at St. Andrew's High School in Delaware, Liam went to Haiti where they installed solar panels, constructed an soccer field, and immersed themselves in the Haitian culture. At commencement last year, Liam was awarded the DyAnn Miller Community Service Award.”