Students Celebrate Independence Day, Explore East End

ST1Summer Term students wrapped up an eventful first week at Ross School, exploring historic towns, taking in a local fireworks show in celebration of America’s Independence Day, and getting to know new friends and housemates. The fun began on Friday evening with a stroll around East Hampton and some shopping, before going to the theater to see Jurassic World. On Saturday, the groups gathered for a July 4 pool party and barbeque at a nearby boarding house. They worked up an appetite playing games and cooling off in the water, or just relaxed poolside, swapping stories with their classmates.

After a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Robin Volinski on the grill, the group headed into Sag Harbor for coffee and ice cream, and then regrouped in the village’s Marine Park to watch the Independence Day fireworks extravaganza light up the night sky over the bay.

“Participating in celebrations over the long holiday weekend was a great way to mark a successful week, and get to know one another,” said Tiffany Best, Summer Term @Ross teacher and activities director. By Monday, they were once again ready to hit the books, still smiling with warm new memories.

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The adventures will continue this upcoming weekend. Friday afternoon is miniature golf near the beach in Montauk; Saturday, the students will visit New York City to walk the High Line, a 1.5 mile linear public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan's West Side; and on “Sunday Funday,” the groups can hit the beach for sun and sand, or stay back at their house for soccer, frisbee and the pool.

“This is a great group, and it’s wonderful to see how quickly they have settled into their studies and adventures with new friends,” said D’Ashley Wilson, Summer Term @Ross coordinator.