This past school year was especially challenging for the Deerfield staff. The grounds crew worked tirelessly on the lower levels after the Tropical Storm Irene. When a blizzard struck campus on Halloween weekend, they were there to collect fallen branches and shovel snow. Even when a dry spring worked against the growth of newly planted grass, their efforts made it possible for students to practice and relax on the lower levels. We would like to thank them for their continuous hard work.
As we express our gratitude to the Deerfield staff, we should keep in mind that they do more than provide for our physical environment—they make up the heart and soul of this campus. They act as cheerleaders for us behind the scenes, and enrich our everyday lives with their unique perspective and knowledgeable insight. We should take advantage of their expertise and not confine learning to classrooms or dorms. Reach out—all it takes is a little time and open arms.