My favorite time of year on campus is Blair Week. One of Peddie’s greatest assets is the sense of community. This bond is fostered through mixed-level classes, a common lunch period, and after-school activities.
During Blair Week, the campus becomes even more cohesive. From dressing in pajamas to decking ourselves out in head-to-toe blue and gold, from the raucous Community Meeting to the spirited bonfire, from the boys’ thirds soccer match to the signature varsity football game, the entire student body is instinctively drawn towards each other.
Seeing the packed bleachers and crowded boundary lines filled with students, staff, and parents dressed in their cold-weather Peddie gear is an image that continues to make me smile. When asked to describe Peddie, this is the first image that comes to mind. Although I am always clutching to the last weeks of summer sunshine and inherent laziness in August, I am eager to come back to campus and surround myself with the welcoming Peddie community…and, of course, win back the Potter-Kelley Cup!