-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
There's no place like home. For the past four years of my life, I have attended Fenn. In a lot of ways, Fenn feels like a second home to me. From the day I first arrived, I have always felt that this small community of boys and teachers is a safe, comfortable place for everybody in it. Over my time at Fenn, I have gotten to know certain places on campus as places where I belong, and every time I go there, I am happy.
Sports are something that I have always loved. Since seventh grade, I have played on the varsity soccer team. We practice and play on the turf, and because of this, the turf has a special place in my mind. It always reminds me of the times when I was able to bounce back from a mistake, help the team, and get that incredible burning sensation when I put the ball on the back of the net. Just thinking about those times brightens my day. I love being on the field, whether I am throwing a football around, playing a heated soccer match against Fessenden, or just walking past.
In the middle school, when I was outside in the cold, I always felt the need to run inside as fast as possible. I would run from the meeting hall, down the snowy path, towards the Boll building, until I reached the front door. It was at that point when the heat from the building would rush over me, making me warm and comfortable. This feeling was as welcoming as a warm, toasty fireplace. I have always, and will continue to, feel like I am stepping into the threshold of a new home. I consider this doorway, however bland-looking, to be one of my favorite places on campus.
When I leave Fenn, I will dearly miss the buildings, the memories, and the experience of being a Fenn boy. But most of all, I will miss the feeling of being at home here. I believe that Fenn has a sort of aura that accepts boys, cares for them, and makes them happy. These elements together, make up a home.