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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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