The design stage is complete for the 2014 Form plaque. I worked with members of the Form of 2014 during the previous School year to come up with a list of events, and the following was chosen by them to represent the 6th Form experiences of the Form of 2014:
- Lower left: A penguin in formal attire representing the Senior Prom.
- Lower right: A penguin with hockey stick and puck representing the girls varsity hockey team’s participation in the Frozen Fenway event.
- Center background: The three evergreen trees – symbol of the Isthmian club, commemorating their win of the Club Cup
- Top left and right: A ribbon banner with the words “Many more hills to climb” an excerpt from the Nelson Mandela quote:
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.
From: Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, p. 554, Little, Brown & Company (1994).
I have begun working on the carving of the 2014 plaque and will be posting photos of the carving process as it progresses – stay tuned for more information!