Milton recently announced David Ball ’88 is stepping down as principal of the Upper School at the end of this academic year. Since 1999, David has been a thoughtful, strategic leader in the Milton community. He plans to continue teaching in the history and social sciences department and supporting the residential life program, among other initiatives. We are grateful for David’s long and meaningful tenure serving students.
Stang Stories, a podcast created by Teddy Ellis ’22 and now supported through a student organization, shares stories of alumni journalists, scientists, professors, and more. “My favorite part about Stang Stories is the advice from amazing people. Hearing from alumni who have positively impacted the world about their paths after Milton has been both inspiring and helpful for current students who are trying to figure out life beyond high school,” stated Teddy. To learn more and to listen to the podcast, visit the Stang Stories website.
Grace Lam ’05 and Lyh-Hsin Lam ’03 were recently featured in The Boston Globe discussing their family owned and operated business, Fivefork Farms, located in Upton, Mass. The entire family works to provide beautiful, sustainably grown flowers to local businesses and customers. Learn more about Fivefork Farms and the Lams’ journey.
Seth Magaziner ’02, treasurer of Rhode Island, is running for governor of the state. Learn more about his campaign and Seth’s positions on the issues facing Rhode Islanders.
Our thoughts are with senior Jake Thibeault of Fitchburg, who suffered spine fractures and a mild brain hemorrhage during a hockey tournament with his club team. Jake was left paralyzed from the waist down when he collided with another player, then hit the boards. Jake is at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; learn more about his determination and recovery.
We are sad to share that former US Senator Adlai Stevenson III of Illinois has passed away. After graduating from Milton Academy in 1948, he attended Harvard and went on to join
the Marine Corps. The great grandson of former Vice President Adlai Stevenson, he was elected senator in 1970 and reelected in 1974. Read more about Senator Stevenson’s life.
When legendary wrestling coach and history teacher Dick Griffin passed away last September, it prompted his son, Matt Griffin ’86, to reflect on the extraordinary opportunities that he and his late brother, Cub, enjoyed at Milton. As a tribute to Dick, Cub, and his late mother, Ellie, Milton’s pioneering and trusted director of health and counseling, Matt created the Griffin Family Memorial Scholarship. Dick and Ellie strived to create equal opportunity at Milton, and the fund will carry on their goal of helping students reach their full potential. Thank you to the Griffins for their countless contributions to Milton.
Congratulations to recent Milton graduate Tapti Sen ’21 whose work of poetry, “To Love a Country,” was recently published in The Daily Star. Tapti’s poem was inspired by reconciling her third culture identity and how it has shaped her as a person. In the fall, Tapti will attend Amherst College and plans to study Law and Jurisprudence. Read Tapti’s poem.