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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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2015 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

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The Form of 2015 plaque is now completed.  The detail photograph above shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – the Isthmian club shield representing their win of the Club Cup.

The completed framed plaque will be revealed on Anniversary Weekend on Saturday June 4th – at which time photographs of the finished plaque will be published online.  Thank you to the representatives from the Form of 2015 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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2015 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

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The carving for the Form of 2015 plaque is completed. Below are some detail images – with carved elements illustrating the following design themes:

  • Upper Left: A cake with a vinyl record on top representing the Steve Aoki event
  • Center: Mount Everest with the flag of Nepal on the summit representing the devastating earth quake in April of 2015
  • Upper Right: A shield with the Isthmian symbol representing their win of the Club Cup
  • Bottom Left: A laptop with a clock representing 24 hour access to the internet
  • Bottom Right: A stack of alphabet blocks representing the four different academic schedules during the four years of the Form of 2015

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I will now start working on the painted finish, and plan on having this plaque completed in time for Anniversary weekend at the end of May. More details to follow.

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2015 Plaque Progress: Design Completed

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The design stage is complete for the 2015 form plaque. I worked with members of the Form of 2015 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 2015:

  • Upper Left: A cake with a vinyl record on top representing the Steve Aoki event
  • Upper Right: A shield with the Isthmian symbol representing their win of the Club Cup
  • Center: Mount Everest with the flag of Nepal on the summit representing the devastating earth quake in April of 2015
  • Bottom Left: A laptop with a clock representing 24 hour access to the internet
  • Bottom Right: A stack of alphabet blocks representing the four different academic schedules during the four years of the Form of 2015

I have started work on the carving of the 2015 plaque and will be posting photos of the carving process as it progresses – stay tuned for more information!

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The Form of 2014 Plaque

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The lower half of the plaque displays two penguins on a frozen pond. The penguin on the left, sporting formal attire with a red bow tie, represents the first-ever Senior Prom. The penguin on the right, with hockey stick and puck, represents the girls varsity hockey team’s invitation to play at Frozen Fenway in Boston. The background features three evergreen trees – Isthmian’s symbol – commemorating their win of the Club Cup. The upper half of the plaque features a ribbon banner with the words “Many more hills to climb,” an excerpt from the Nelson Mandela quote below. The initials “NRM” and the dates (1918–2013) mark his passing on December 5, 2013.

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).

 

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2014 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

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The carving is completed for the 2014 form plaque. The plaque commemorates the following events from the 6th Form year 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).

Now that the carving stage is completed the plaque will be oiled and painted before being put on display for Anniversary/Graduation weekend at the end of May.

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2014 Plaque Progress: Design Completed

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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!

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The Form of 2013 Plaque

Below is a photograph of the completed plaque for the Form of 2013. The plaque is being dedicated on May 31, 2014 and hangs in the Middle Dining Hall of Coit (The Upper) above the panels that contain the names of all the members of the Form of 2013. Below the photo is the description of the elements incorporated in the plaque design.

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The Form of 2013 has the rare distinction of having its representatives win the Hugh Camp Cup competition four years in a row; the central design element of the plaque celebrates this achievement by displaying the cup carved with their form year. The upper left corner carries the symbol for Old Hundred, winners of the 2013 Club Cup competition. In the upper center, a granite paving stone carved with “100%” represents participation by the entire form to the Alumni Fund. The upper right shows a blue and yellow Boston Strong ribbon, honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The center background depicts the Bogle-Lechner field, dedicated on September 29, 2012.

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2013 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

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The Form of 2013 plaque is now completed.  The above photograph shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – the central element representing the Hugh Camp Cup.

The completed framed plaque will be revealed on Anniversary Weekend on Saturday May 31st – at which time photographs of the finished plaque will be published online.  Thank you to the representative from the Form of 2013 for your help with this project –  I am looking forward to seeing members of the Form of 2013 at the SPS Anniversary event to celebrate your new Form plaque!

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2013 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

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The carving is completed for the 2013 Form plaque. The photo above is of the completed carving which represents the following elements:

  • Upper left: The symbol for the Old Hundred club, winners of the 2013 Club Cup competition.
  • Upper center: The granite paving stone with “100%” carved into it representing the 100% participation form members in donations to the Alumni Association.
  • Upper right: The blue and yellow Boston Strong ribbon to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Center: The Hugh Camp Cup with “2013” as the central design – representing the unprecedented four year winning streak for Form of 2013 members.
  • Center background: The Bogle-Lechner field, dedicated on September 29, 2012.

Below is an animated GIF I put together from photos taken at different stages of the carving process – watch hours and hours of carving elapse in just 15 seconds!

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The next step will be to oil the plaque to seal the wood in preparation for the painted finish.  More to follow as things progress!

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