Spring Fling

Hey everyone,

We’re slowly reaching the end here and as the weather gets warmer and warmer here in Exeter, we start having more and more outdoor events. On Saturday nights, there is almost always something fun going on and a few weeks ago, that thing was Spring Fling. Spring Fling is an outdoor concert/ dance organized by Student Council. It starts off with faculty bands, then switches to student band from the Exeter Association of rock or E.A.R. for short. After E.A.R. we had a DJ named DJ Uplifted who was very good, then E.R.A, the Exeter Rap Association took the stage before we switched to Michael Christmas, a rapper from Boston. Spring Fling is held on the steps of Phillips Hall, our English and Modern Languages building and everyone starts out sitting and relaxing on the grass in front and watching the bands.

I got there a little late, just at the start of the E.A.R bands, in which one of my friends was drumming. It was awesome to get to see him perform, especially at an event like this one. Throughout the night there were beach balls that were floating around the crowd and it was really funny watching kids try to get someone to hit them one.

Once the other band finished, DJ Uplifted came out and was very good, probably the best DJ we’ve had at a dance this year. StuCo handed out little frisbees and glow sticks at this point and everyone got up from their picnic blankets and started dancing when “The Middle” by came on. Seeing everyone jump up and start yelling along was so funny, especially since we had all been so relaxed before that. It was a great way to start the end of the year, and the weather only made it better.  

On another note, last weekend was the last game of the season for JV softball. We won at BB&N in Cambridge, MA and it was probably our most fun game of the season. On the way down, we had all braided each other’s hair on the bus and after winning, we drove back singing terribly most of the way until one of our coaches gave a speech to get us to stop. That night, we met as a team to watch A League of Their Own which just so happens to be one of my favorite movies of all time. We all brought food and hung out in our pajamas and it’s safe to say that I’m really going to miss the team over the summer.

Ingrid - softball

Enjoy your summer breaks for those of you who are finishing up soon and I can’t wait to meet all of the new students arriving on campus in September!

-Ingrid

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About ibergill

Hi everyone! I'm Ingrid and I'm a tenth grader from right here in Exeter, NH. I'm a day student here at Phillips Exeter Academy. I take Latin currently, which is one of out classical languages and I'm hoping to take Greek, our other classical language, my senior year. I love going into town with my friends on Wednesday afternoons or weekends and getting food from Stillwells, the local ice cream place on the river or Me & Ollies, my favorite sandwich shop/ bakery that has the best smoothies you'll ever taste.

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