Abbot Casino


As the most anticipated event of the year, Abbot Casino draws the student body to gamble the night away (with fake money, of course) one night each winter term.  The boys of Abbot Hall set up blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker tables in Grainger Auditorium and the students flock there, all in formal dress.  It is really more about dressing up than the card playing itself, and it isn’t unusual for girls to get their dresses over summer break!  It is really the only event on the social calender where it is socially acceptable to wear over-the-top makeup and dress in sequins from head to toe, so we go all out!

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About Elle at Phillips Exeter

My name is Elle, and I am a senior day student at Phillips Exeter and have been here since my prep (9th grade) year. I grew up in the near-by town of Rye Beach, New Hampshire and went to a small public middle school there. Once I came to Exeter, I came to love the Harkness style of teaching, especially in math and the sciences. Although I am at here mostly for academics (athletics were never my strong suit!) I’m involved in a variety of activities other than putting my nose to the books. I really love the outdoors and try to spend as much time as I can hiking, kayaking, or just exploring the wilderness over breaks. As a day student, I am able to continue horseback riding from my middle school days, but I’ve found several new activities that I love too! I picked up squash my prep year and played on the varsity team this year, it is such a fun sport! I also really enjoy attending Economics Club, Investment Club, Republican Club, and Biology Club. I live at home with my mother, father, sister (a lower at Exeter this year), and my Bernese Mountain Dog, Fischer. A few pieces of trivia about me- my favorite restaurant in town would have to Green Bean, their soup is so good! My favorite assembly at Exeter would have to be pep assembly because it's great when the whole school unites against the smurfs (Andover). I’ve found a home away from home here at Exeter, though, and hope you love it as much as I do!