When I first came to BRS decades ago, I wanted to have cookouts and barbecues with my advisees. I began with a small charcoal heated hibachi on a Wednesday afternoon. I went to the grocery and bought chicken and steaks.
by The Association of Boarding Schools
Issac King’s (Class of 2013) address to the student body on April 6, 2017.
I came as a student in the fall of 2010 for my sophomore year and had three great years as a Baron. I remember coming for preseason soccer camp, living in Lower West, discovering my roommate was Yongbo Sam Song.
The Green Barons (the School’s Sustainability Committee) and Headmaster Trip Darrin challenged the student body to save energy this year in a number of ways. To encourage the student body to buy into these various challenges, classes such as art and Mandarin made posters about the importance of saving energy. The top prize for this poster contest was $50 plus pizza for the winner’s dorm hall.
In the fall, the boys were asked to save as much energy as possible. In fact, the hall that saved the most would win a pizza party! They were encouraged to turn off lights in their rooms and elsewhere when not in use and keep their rooms at moderate temperatures. They were also encouraged to take shorter showers and purchase LED bulbs for their desk lamps. They were reminded that even small acts such as unplugging chargers when not in use can make a difference. Since there was no clear winner to this challenge, the Headmaster threw out another.
Four years ago, Conrad Bruton’s growing family moved into one of the larger homes on campus and he decided he’d like to raise some type of animal in his backyard. Conrad was nine at the time. He decided after doing a little research that chickens would be the most feasible and thus began Conrad’s thriving egg business.
Opening our home two years ago for the first time to an international student over the holidays was a blessing to our family. Jaab, a BRS international student from Thailand, has visited our family over the holidays for the past two years. He will always be welcome in our home because he is considered part of the family.