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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 1999 Plaque

Below is a photograph of the completed plaque for the Form of 1999. 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 1999. Below the photo is the description of the elements incorporated in the plaque design.

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The central element of the Form of 1999 plaque represents the changes in St. Paul’s School leadership during the form’s four years, with a book for each of the leaders. Labels on the spines identify them: “X” for the Tenth Rector David Verne Hicks, “I” for Interim Rector Clifford J. Gillespie, and “XI” for Eleventh Rector Craig B. Anderson. The bookends with their inkwells and quills commemorate the beginning of the Schlesinger Writer-in-Residence program. The upper left corner features a volleyball/arrow/women’s symbol, representing the New England division title wins for the girls’ volleyball and cross country teams. The “G” on the computer key in the upper right refers to the incorporation of Google in 1998. The bottom left corner represents the fire in the Drury dorm in March 1999. At the lower right, a rainbow flag with the letters “GSA” marks the founding of the Gay Straight Alliance, inspired by the Chapel speech of Dustin Brauneck ’99.

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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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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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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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