Completed Plaques

The Form of 2016 Plaque

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The upper left corner of the 2016 plaque has two puzzle pieces with the letters “SPS” on them to represent the first SPS Puzzle Hunt day. On the upper right side a baseball bat, a section of track, and a hockey stick, spells out the letters “ISL” to mark the School’s decision to leave the athletic organization. The center design features a Bald Eagle and a Tocoro bird (the national bird of Cuba) perched together on an olive branch to represent the normalization of relations between the governments of Cuba and the United States. The bottom of the plaque depicts Tuck and Hargate with a double ended arrow between them, representing the construction phase and exchange of functions between the two buildings.

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The Form of 2009 Plaque

The center of the 2009 plaque features a polar bear supporting the earth on his back, representing the newly founded Environmental Stewardship program and the establishment of the Environmental Values Statement for the School. The upper left corner shows a Democratic donkey bearing President Obama’s initials, which represents his 2008 Presidential Election win. The upper right depicts the Lion Capital of Ashoka representing the School’s India Week program. Spanning the bottom is an arrow which represents the cross country team’s win at New England’s.

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The Form of 2007 Plaque

The lower section of the 2007 plaque depicts Hargate with an “Open” banner on its roof, representing the reopening of the building after extensive repairs due to the Mother’s Day Flood of 2006.  Above Hargate, on the far left and right, the initials “X” and “C” to commemorate the success of the girls and boys cross country teams.  The upper center depicts the Earth surrounded by a recycling symbol, marks the beginning of the Environmental Stewardship program at SPS. The upper left features the Henley shield, representing the girls and boys crew teams at the Henley Royal Regatta. The upper right corner shows the first iPhone, which was released that year with great fanfare.

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The Form of 2002 Plaque

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The bottom of the 2002 plaque shows the World Trade Center towers, depicting the memory of New York City skyline before it was forever changed by the 9/11 terrorist attack. Two New Hampshire songbirds perch on either side in the center, representing SPS’s donation of land to the neighboring Audubon Society for use as a bird sanctuary. The upper left features the Stanley Cup, commemorating the visit to SPS of this famous trophy. The upper right shows the Lower School Boathouse and dock, which was torn down that year.

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2007 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

The Form of 2007 plaque is now completed.  The detail photograph above shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – the earth surrounded by recycling symbol arrows  representing the beginning of the Environmental Stewardship program at St. Paul’s School.

The completed framed plaque will be presented on Anniversary Weekend at the beginning of June – at which time photographs of the finished plaque will be published online.  Thank you to the representatives from the Form of 2007 for their help with this project – make sure to stop by the Upper to see your plaque if you are visiting that weekend!

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2009 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

The Form of 2009 plaque is now completed. The detail photograph above shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – the a polar bear representing the Environmental Stewardship/Environmental Values Statement that were adopted that year.

The completed framed plaque will be presented on Anniversary Weekend at the beginning of June – at which time photographs of the finished plaque will be published online.  Thank you to the representatives from the Form of 2009 for their help with this project – make sure to stop by the Upper to see your plaque if you are visiting that weekend!

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2016 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

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The Form of 2016 plaque is now completed.  The detail photograph above shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – an American eagle and Cuban trogan bird representing the normalizing of relationships between the US and Cuba.

The completed framed plaque will be presented on Anniversary Weekend at the beginning of June – at which time photographs of the finished plaque will be published online.  Thank you to the representatives from the Form of 2016 for their help with this project – make sure to stop by the Upper to see your plaque if you are visiting that weekend!

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2002 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

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The Form of 2002 plaque is now completed.  The detail photograph above shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – a Chickadee representing the donation of SPS land to the Audubon Society for use as a bird sanctuary.

The completed framed plaque will be presented on Anniversary Weekend at the beginning of June – at which time photographs of the finished plaque will be published online.  Thank you to the representatives from the Form of 2002 for their help with this project – make sure to stop by the Upper to see your plaque if you are visiting that weekend!

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The Form of 2015 Plaque

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The upper left corner of the plaque shows a cake topped with a vinyl record to honor the Steve Aoki music event. The upper right shows a shield with the Isthmian symbol celebrating their win of the Club Cup. In the center is Mount Everest with the Nepalese flag, representing the devastating April 2015 earthquake. The bottom left has a laptop with a clock on it, representing 24-hour access to the internet in dorms. The bottom right, a stack of alphabet blocks represents a different academic schedule during each of the Form’s four years.

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The Form of 1991 Plaque

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A ribbon with “O Ye Fire and Heat” wraps around the top edges of the plaque, referencing the inscription on the Powerhouse, revealed when the ivy was removed during building maintenance. To represent the Gulf War, the upper left features a shield with a map of Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The upper right shows the symbol for woman with “XX” in the center to commemorate the 20th anniversary of coeducation at SPS. A Cypress tree in the top center represents the performance “Cypress Trees” – produced and directed by members of the Form of 1991 – that reflected the emotional journey of women of color at SPS. The center features the Rectors’ Ruler with Charles Halsey Clark’s initials. The ruler was used to illustrate a talk he gave to the Sixth Form. The bottom features Ohrstrom Library, dedicated with much celebration in April 1991.

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