Sunday, June 11, 2017

Congrats Class of 2017

Graduation day with Dartmouth grad and CNN anchor Jake Tapper '91 the speaker. Read about Tapper's days in Hanover HERE in The Dartmouth.
Incoming wide receiver Masaki Aerts is the subject of a feature story in New Jersey's Hudson Reporter. While it was winning two state gold medals that earned him athlete of the week honors and led to the story, the piece begins this way:
Honestly, Masaki Aerts wasn’t too keen on participating in track and field in the first place.
Aerts was a football player, through and through. He was also an excellent student, so getting a fine education was a priority.
But running track?
“For me, it was always football,” said the recently graduated student of St. Peter’s Prep. “The reason I initially tried out was to stay in shape for football. It was a way to keep in shape in the offseason. I never had any previous experience in track.”
For a few years there was a tradition that graduation week at Dartmouth included the showing of the epochal film The Graduate, for which Buck Henry '51, co-wrote the screenplay and earned an Academy Award nomination. CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for the film.