Letter from the student body president

Mitav Nayak ’22 – courtesy of Mitav Nayak ’22

Dear Fords,

Spring has sprung. It’s the start of the spring sports season—the time of year when one day it’s 25 degrees and snowing and the next it’s 70 degrees and clear skies. It’s the busiest time of the third quarter, when you find it all the more difficult to roll out of bed as you acclimate to the daylight savings time change.

So far, one of my highlights of the season was watching the musical last Friday. I remembered back to almost exactly two years ago, when the last ever school event we had was the Thursday night dress rehearsal of Carousel; the students did not disappoint, bringing a massive crowd for that final event.

Last Friday, just a few weeks after all restrictions had been lifted, the students showed up again in full force for the musical; it felt like we had come full circle.

As I turned around and looked in the row behind me, I saw a large group of baseball players, all still in their uniforms from their 10-0 win over Hill that afternoon. That image stuck in my mind: the entire baseball team coming together directly after their game to support the cast of the musical. We often speak about the brotherhood at this school, and in that moment, I felt it.

Of course, the cast and crew did not disappoint. The show was fantastic, uplifting, and hilarious—the perfect closing to our two year process of returning to normalcy.

This spring, let’s have more of these moments. Let’s continue to come together, now that we can do so. With our newfound appreciation for the simplest things at this school—like eating in the dining hall with more than four at a table or taking a sip of water in the library—let’s make this spring one to remember.


Mitav Nayak

Author: Mitav Nayak '22

Mitav Nayak has contributed to The Index since 2018. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief. Mitav won the fall 2019 Pennsylvania School Press Association (PSPA) Philadelphia-area Student Journalism Competition for Newspaper Sports Story Writing and was to compete for the state title in the spring of 2020 (canceled due to COVID).