Monday, June 15, 2015

A Special Sunday

Dartmouth graduation highlights in less than a minute . . .

Read David Brooks' Dartmouth graduation address HERE. (If nothing else, check out the first few paragraphs, which are funny even in the reading.)
A story in the Tracy Press on a California all-star game includes details on a name you may come to know (LINK):
Kimball High’s Rashaad Cooper contributed 126 rushing yards on 11 carries to the North offense. It included a 31-yard first quarter run to set up a one-yard touchdown run for Calaveras High’s Conner Hamilton, who ran the ball for 66 yards on 17 carries. Cooper also scored on a 60-yard touchdown run up the right side in the second quarter.
“I feel like tonight was just a reflection of all the hard work we put in all week,” said Cooper, who now heads to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. “This was definitely one of the greatest football experiences I’ve had. It was great to get to play with some of my brothers that I’ve had and to make some new brothers as well.”

Dartmouth was in the mix for a three-star linebacker from Fort Lauderdale who just committed to Wisconsin. (LINK) ... And has a note about a 280-pound offensive lineman who "camped at Rutgers" and is headed for a few Ivy camps, including Dartmouth. (LINK) ... Curious about the Dartmouth camps? CLICK HERE to learn more.
Former nose guard Hal Bourque '85 came to Dartmouth from New Jersey and he will be making the trek a few more times in the future. His daughter Katie, the Bergen Record lacrosse player of the year as a junior, already has committed to Dartmouth. Find a story HERE.

A year after her own Dartmouth graduation That Certain '14 is settled in at Yellowstone National Park, where she is putting her earth science major and education minor to work as a ranger with the Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps. Here she is at Old Faithful.

Speaking of which, this is fun stuff. As we were leaving a graduation cookout yesterday with friends who live nearby they pulled out an old newspaper that they'd been saving that featured a big splash on That Certain '14, who ran at Dartmouth but had a lot of success at another sport. Here's the front page of that story: