Letter from the student body president

Mitav Nayak ’22 – courtesy of Mitav Nayak ’22

Dear Fords,

Over the past few weeks, my “second semester senior” excitement has faded a bit and has been replaced with a slight sense of sadness: sadness that our time at Haverford is coming to a close.

Yesterday, the charcoal gray pants we had to order to wear for graduation arrived at my house. Today, I got an email from Ms. Kenna about the “50 Days to Graduation Lunch.” The end of my time at Haverford is becoming a reality.

So to my fellow Sixth Formers, who I am sure are feeling the same way, I would ask you to think about anything you feel you missed experiencing during your time here.

With our last days of classes, try to experience as much of that as you can. For example, a few weeks ago I went to my first ever peer counseling session at Haverford; this spring, I am spending my first season with Coach Rosko. Both of these experiences were what I felt were “staple Haverford experiences,” and with my final few weeks and months, I wanted to give them a try.

For the younger grades, it is a busy time of year. Still, I urge you to find time to try something new. After the Sixth Form steps out of the Upper School in May, the Wilson Hall will feel emptier. It will be up to you to fill those shoes.

To all forms, finish the year strong. We have had a wonderful year thus far, but one major slip-up could change that for any of us. Think through your actions, embrace every moment, and make this last month the best.


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).