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Sara Markes '10

Empowering Others Through Resilience and Compassion

Sara Markes, born with cerebral palsy, has defied physical and mental challenges to become a beacon of resilience and compassion. Her journey from Rectory School, where she found academic and personal fulfillment, shaped her profoundly. Sara's teachers cultivated her critical thinking, while experiences beyond classrooms, like volunteering and mentorship, fueled her empathy. She continued her education despite health setbacks, earning a degree in Industrial Psychology and diving into Dialectical Behavior Therapy during COVID. Driven by her passion and family ties to veterans, she aims to revolutionize PTSD treatment for soldiers. Sara's aspiration to return to Rectory reflects her gratitude and desire to pay it forward. Her story embodies resilience, dedication, and a profound commitment to making the world a better place.


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Theron Foley '87

During this year's Alumni Reunion Awards Dinner, Theron was honored with induction to the Athletic Wall of Honor. In his heartfelt acceptance speech, he shared his personal experiences at Rectory, expressing his gratitude towards the school and the individuals who had supported him throughout his journey.

**Excerpted from Theron Foley's speech and edited for print.


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Jamel Torrence '09

Jamel came back to campus this spring to speak to our rising 9th graders about his impactful work at the NBA 2K League, leadership, and what being a leader means to him.

**Excerpted from Jamel Torrence's speech and edited for print.


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Quadry Anderson '09

We checked back in with Quadry Anderson ‘09 who uprooted his life from the hustle and bustle of New York City and established himself on the quiet, country campus of Rectory School in Pomfret. One of few people in Rectory history who can claim to be student, alumnus, coach, and faculty, Anderson feels like he can relate to everyone at Rectory because--at one time or another--he was in their shoes. 


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