Chuli Serra '24 writes: "We have spent a lot of time over this holiday weekend reading poetry. My sister and I scanned the internet looking for poems that we really liked and then recorded ourselves reciting them. It was interesting because when I showed my chosen poem, 'If,' to my parents, they were surprised and told me that they had been waiting for a special moment to share this poem with me. But then they agreed now was a perfect time to read and understand this wonderful poem about becoming a man. I met with my grandparents on a virtual call and recited my poem.
They enjoyed hearing and seeing the poem recited so much that my sister and I decided to record more poems and short stories, and submitted them to the United Way’s project of promoting literacy with under-served children. We made a whole production out of it, putting on costumes, selecting backgrounds, etc. It was excellent. In summary, even though we stayed at home, we still shared with many people!
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.