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1992 Plaque Progress: Design Completed

The design stage is complete for the 1992 form plaque. I worked with representatives from the Form of 1992 to come up with a list of events, and the following were chosen by them to represent their 6th Form experiences at SPS:

  • Left: A large gavel represents a successful year for the SPS Debate team
  • Right: Crossed oars represent an eventful Crew season for both girls and boys teams
  • Center Top: A closed book with the initials C. H. C. representing the end of Charles Halsey Clark’s tenure as Rector
  • Center Bottom: A sickle and hammer symbol broken in many pieces, with the letters USSR, representing the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

I will be posting photos of the carving process here on the Form Plaque Project blog and on the Form Plaque Project Facebook page when I begin working on the carving process of the 1992 plaque.

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2000 Form Plaque Progress: Design Completed

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The design stage is complete for the 2000 Form plaque. I worked with members of the Form of 2000 to come up with a list of events, and the following was chosen by them to represent events from their 6th Form year:

  • Top Center: A Koinobori (fish-shaped wind sock) along the top of the design represents the 50th anniversary of the Seikei School exchange
  • Center Left and Right: Oak leaves represent the 2000 class gift of an oak tree planted on the grounds
  • Center: A nutcracker in center represents the 20th anniversary performance of the Nutcracker Ballet, which was choreographed by Lisa de Ribère
  • Background: The crossed crew oars represents the girls and boys crews’ victories at the Worcester Regatta
  • Bottom Left and Right: Two Roman numeral “M”s (1000) represent the beginning of the new millennium

I will now begin carving of the 2000 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 2004 Plaque

Below is a photograph of the completed plaque for the Form of 2004. 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 2004. Below the photo is the description of the elements incorporated in the plaque design.

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The central feature of the 2004 plaque is a wild boar, representing the revitalization of the Boar’s Head dinner tradition in 2002 by members of the Form of 2004. In the upper left corner is the State of Massachusetts divided into rainbow-colored stripes, representing the passage of marriage equality on May 17, 2004 – the first state with such a law. The right side has the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup displayed on top of a shield with the Henley-on-Thames coat of arms, representing the boys crew win at Henley. The bottom left section has the Democratic donkey, representing the presidential run by John Kerry ’62.

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The Form of 1994 Plaque

Below is a photograph of the completed plaque for the Form of 1994. The plaque is being dedicated on May 31, 2014 and hangs in the Lower Dining Hall of Coit (The Upper) above the panels that contain the names of all the members of the Form of 1994. Below the photo is the description of the elements incorporated in the plaque design.

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The center vertical design element of the Form of 1994 plaque is the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup, displayed atop the Henley shield, representing the win by the boys crew. In the background is Kehaya House, dedicated in January of that school year. A compass in the upper left corner represents the Thompson Island Outward Bound trip made in the fall of 1993. The upper right corner features the flag of South Africa, adopted as part of the April 1994 general election. This symbol, combined with the ribbon in the lower right and left sections, marks the end of Apartheid. Carved into the ribbon is an excerpt from a quote by Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”

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2004 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

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The Form of 2004 plaque is now completed.  The above photograph shows a sample of the painted finish on the plaque – the central image of the boar representing the revival of the  Boar’s Head Dinner tradition.

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 2004 for your help with this project –  I am looking forward to seeing members of the Form of 2004 at the SPS Anniversary event to celebrate your new Form plaque!

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1994 Plaque Progress: Plaque Completed

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The Form of 1994 plaque is now completed.  The above photograph shows a sample of the stained finish on the plaque – the center element featuring the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup from the Henley Royal Regatta.

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 1994 for your help with this project –  I am looking forward to seeing members of the Form of 1994 at the SPS Anniversary event to celebrate your new Form plaque!

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1994 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

The carving for the 1994 Form plaque is completed.  The photos below are of the finished carving, with descriptions of the symbols used in the design.

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The upper right corner of the plaque features the flag of South Africa – adopted as part of the April 1994 General Election, marking the end of Apartheid.  Below the flag is the right side of Kehaya House.
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The center vertical section features the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup atop the Henley shield, shown in the picture below it. The left edge of this picture has a section of a compass, representing the Thompson Island Outward Bound trip.
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The bottom left and right sections contain a banner with the words “Education is the most powerful weapon” excerpted from the full quote by Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Behind the banner below is the left hand side of Kehaya House.

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

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2004 Plaque Progress: Carving Completed

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The carving is completed for the Form of 2004 plaque. The photo above is of the completed carving which represents the following elements:

Upper left: The outline of the State of Massachusetts divided into (what will be) rainbow colored stripes to represent the passage of marriage equality on May 17th, 2004 – the first state to do so.
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Right: The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup  which sits on top of a shield featuring an emblem from the Henley-on-Thames coat of arms – representing the win at Henley for the boys’ crew team.

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Center: A boar presenting a platter of food – representing the revitalization of the Boar’s Head dinner tradition in 2002 by Form of 2004 members.

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Bottom left: the Democratic donkey symbol with “1962”  – representing Secretary of State John Kerry’s run for president.

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Now that the carving phase is done I will oil the plaque and then work on the painted finish. More to follow as things progress!

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1994 Plaque Progress: Design Completed

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The design stage is complete for the 1994 Form plaque. I worked with members of the Form of 1994 to come up with a list of events, and the following was chosen to be featured on the plaque:

  • Center Vertical: The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup atop the Henley shield
  • Center Horizontal:  Kehaya House
  • Upper Left: A compass, representing the Thompson Island Outward Bound trip
  • Upper Right: The flag of South Africa – adopted as part of the April 1994 General Election, marking the end of Apartheid
  • Bottom Left and Right:  The words “Education is the most powerful weapon” excerpted from the full quote by Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

I will now begin working on the carving process, with the plan to have the finished plaque to present at Anniversary weekend in June this year. Photos of the process will be posted on the blog, so stay tuned for more information!

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2004 Plaque Progress: Design Completed

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The design stage is complete for the 2004 Form plaque. I worked with members of the Form of 2004 to come up with a list of events, and the following was chosen to be featured on the plaque:

  • Upper left: The outline of the State of Massachusetts divided into (what will be) rainbow colored stripes to represent the passage of marriage equality on May 17th, 2004 – the first state to do so.
  • Right: The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup  which sits on top of a shield featuring an emblem from the Henley-on-Thames coat of arms – representing the win at Henley for the boys’ crew team.
  • Center: A boar presenting a platter of food – representing the revitalization of the Boar’s Head dinner tradition in 2002 by Form of 2004 members.
  • Bottom left: the Democratic donkey symbol with “1962”  – representing Secretary of State John Kerry’s run for president.

I will now begin working on the carving process, with the plan to have the finished plaque to present at Anniversary weekend in June this year.  Photos of the process will be posted on the blog, so stay tuned for more information!

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