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Meet your Caciques of the week!

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Name: Gus
Where are you from?: Bloomington, IN
How did you find out about The Island School?: My brother went-- SP12
Name one thing not many people know about you: I love ping pong
Name one thing you know about Island School that you didn't know when you got here: Things are in constant motion- you're always doing something
What is your favorite IS meal: Rice & Tilapia
If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?: Myself in 60yrs
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Name: Colleen
Where are you from?: Concord, MA
How did you find out about The Island School?: My dad went to Teacher's conference and then I went on an EP last year.
Name one thing not many people know about you: I love to cook
Name one thing you know about Island School that you didn't know when you got here: I didn't know how challenging the workload would be!
What is your favorite IS meal: French toast, bacon & eggs!
If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?: Obama
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Name: Hadley
Where are you from?: Bethesda, MD
How did you find out about The Island School?: I was looking for a semester program and found IS online
Name one thing not many people know about you: People call me "mom"
Name one thing you know about Island School that you didn't know when you got here: I didn't know how much research we would have.
What is your favorite IS meal: Pizza
If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?: Marilyn Monroe
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Name: Brendan
Where are you from?: New Cannon, CT
How did you find out about The Island School?: My brother went-- F13
Name one thing not many people know about you: I once threw a water balloon at a senator's car when I was 10yrs old.
Name one thing you know about Island School that you didn't know when you got here: That we are allowed to explore so much.
What is your favorite IS meal: Bagels
If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?: Jordan Spieth

Meet Your Caciques of the Week!

This week's Caciques finished off another great week. Here's a little bit about them. 16688666549_9ec7dfc4c9_o

Name: Jessa
Where are you from?: Grand Rapids, MI
How did you find out about The Island School?: A lot of my family has gone-- brother and cousins!
Name one thing not many people know about you: I have an obsession with painting my nails.
Name one thing you know about Island School that you didn't know when you got here: All the Harkness discussions we have.
If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?: Kristen Wiig or Nelson Mandela
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Name: Sophie
Where are you from?: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
How did you find out about The Island School?: I've known about it a long time because I go to Lawrenceville
Name one thing not many people know about you: I'm able to snap my toes.
Name one thing you know about Island School that you didn't know when you got here: I knew it would be beautiful-- but I didn't know it would be this beautiful! I can't get over the color of the water here.
If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?: Someone Funny-- Jennifer Aniston!
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Name: Scott
Where are you from?: Pennington, New Jersey
How did you find out about The Island School?: My friend that I sail with went.
Name one thing not many people know about you: I was the school spirit mascot
Name one thing you know about Island School that you didn't know when you got here: It's a lot bigger than you would think, because "everywhere" is sort of your campus.
If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?: I would like to meet Andy Irons, professional surfer
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Name: Jeremy
Where are you from?: Bronx, NYC
How did you find out about The Island School?: Girls from my boarding program went and Maxey is close friends with a director of my program.
Name one thing not many people know about you: I used to play clarinet
Name one thing you know about Island School that you didn't know when you got here: The essential vibe-- it's very open. The sense of community is very unique.
If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?: Definitely Leonardo Da Vinci...he's been my favorite person in history, an awesome dude.
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Name: Wyatt
Where are you from?: Newton, MA
How did you find out about The Island School?: My friend, Cam Gordon (my neighbor) told me to apply. He said he'd refuse to talk to me if I didn't.
Name one thing not many people know about you: Not everyone knows I play the guitar.
Name one thing you know about Island School that you didn't know when you got here: I didn't know that much about CEI, which is so cool!
If you could meet anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?: Thomas Jefferson, because he was a founding father and brilliant!

Student Leadership Update - New Cacique Council Selected

Student Leadership Update - New Cacique Council Selected

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Each week, a group of students is selected for their unique potential as leaders to come together as the 5 student Cacique Council, “Cacique” meaning leader in ancient Lucayan. During that week, the group will plan special activities for their peers, run morning and evening circles, facilitate communication between students and faculty, and fulfill other important roles as needed. Members of the council are welcomed into the new role during Community Meeting, in which a public acknowledgement of each individual’s leadership qualities is read aloud. Enjoy these “Cacique Pass-Offs” written by last week’s Cacique Council. Join us in welcoming the next group of young leaders: Dana, Danny,Charlie, Sarah T. and Cole. Dana is a true example of a strong and hardworking young woman! Her readiness to try so many new things is inspiring. Whether she is reaching deeper and deeper depths on every free dive, or pushing herself on morning runs, Dana exemplifies the adventurous and cheerful attitude we should all have at The Island School. It is my pleasure to pass off Cacique to an enthusiastic and caring leader who has impressed me every day here: Congrats Dana!

This Sarah Taft is probably the friendliest, most energetic person I have ever met. She is always the first person to give a huge to those who need it, step forward to lead stretches or extend a welcoming hand to visitors. I believe that Sarah is going to make a great Cacique.

This boy is an inspiration to us all. His focus and determination make him a model student at the Island School and beyond. He brings buckets of enthusiasm to any activity while still maintaining focus on the task at hand. His commitment to any assignment, chore or exercise is a testament to his outstanding work ethic, and that is why I am confident this student will make a great cacique. I am proud to elect Daniel Dekko Goldman to the next Cacique Council.

Cole has an energetic, positive attitude that makes her an excellent leader. Her humor about life has made my experience here even more incredible. I have the great honor of being her bunk mate, Congrats to Cole on being one of this week's new Caciques!

Charlie is friendly, outgoing, and above all hilarious. He always has a smile on his face but knows how and when to buckle down and get things done. His enthusiasm and energy are inspiration to our entire dorm every morning and the rest of the school during the day. Former dorm head extraordinaire, our first coffee house host, and a great friend, congratulations Charlie!

Student Leadership Update - New Cacique Council Selected

Student Leadership Update - New Cacique Council Selected

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Each week, a group of students is selected for their unique potential as leaders to come together as the 5 student Cacique Council, “Cacique” meaning leader in ancient Lucayan. During that week, the group will plan special activities for their peers, run morning and evening circles, facilitate communication between students and faculty, and fulfill other important roles as needed. Members of the council are welcomed into the new role during Community Meeting, in which a public acknowledgement of each individual’s leadership qualities is read aloud. Enjoy these “Cacique Pass-Offs” written by last week’s Cacique Council. Join us in welcoming the next group of young leaders: Noelle, Hannah, Brad, Jack, and Sarah H. I have no doubt in my mind this next outstanding individual will make an excellent Cacique. Her amazing energy and spirit is contagious between anyone she is with. Whether she’s telling stories to a running group, or performing ridiculous dances at dinner contests, she never fails to cheer people up and get people motivated. The vigor she brings to every task makes any challenge seem small. She has shown us all what it means to create an “intentional community.” Congratulations to Noelle for being elected to this week’s Cacique Council.

Hannah has really stood out for her positive attitude. She is always getting involved and trying new things like free-diving. She lead the way for the girls to get hands-on and involved with the pig harvest. She is so open and welcoming to everyone in the dorm, and she always has a comforting word or two up her sleeve. Overall, whether determined to always do her very best or to get finally get Becky in gotcha, Hannah was a no-brainer in picking this week's Caciques.

Brad has been an amazingly active leader so far here at The Island School. His positive and determined attitude has been incredibly helpful during the tougher jobs. Especially during our first deep clean when he took on jobs that he wasn’t asked to, but did them willingly and without complain, and still maintained his sense of humor through ought the entire clean.  Ever since the first day he has always had the desire to come up with ideas that grow the Island School community together. The boys barbecue and also the football league are just some of this Brad’s designs that have brought us all closer.

This student is a silent leader, but a booming force on the soccer field. He lead his team to the finals in Advisory world cup. He is always getting A's on his research reading notes, and isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty when we need to cut up more bait. He pulls this community together. I'm proud to announce Jack as a member of the next Cacique Council.

Sarah Haselton has shown great leadership this semester so far. She is giving, respectful, and very fun to be around. In the dorm she provides a positive attitude and is always willing to help out wherever she can. She has mastered finding a balance between having fun and being serious when necessary. She is extremely supportive during swim track, always cheering for everyone, even though she finished much earlier than the rest of us. Even when she had an absurdly large mosquito bite on her face, she was able to maintain a positive attitude and even laugh about it. I am confident that she will make a great Cacique and show her leadership skills through this coming week.

Student Leadership Update - New Cacique Council Selected

Student Leadership Update - New Cacique Council Selected

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Each week, a group of students is selected for their unique potential as leaders to come together as the 5 student Cacique Council, “Cacique” meaning leader in ancient Lucayan. During that week, the group will plan special activities for their peers, run morning and evening circles, facilitate communication between students and faculty, and fulfill other important roles as needed. Members of the council are welcomed into the new role during Community Meeting, in which a public acknowledgement of each individual’s leadership qualities is read aloud. Enjoy these “Cacique Pass-Offs” written by last week’s Cacique Council. Join us in welcoming the next group of young leaders: Helena, Taylor, Ben, Charlotte, and John. Helena is not only one of the funniest and most outgoing people I know, but also the most friendly.  Her attempts to be friends with all of the girls in the dorm are noticed by everyone.  Within the very first couple of days she had everyone’s name down pat. When coming to a new place it is usually comfortable to find one friend and stay with them, but she challenged herself to branch out and attempt to be friends with everyone.  Whether she is in the dorm starting a dance party or rolling off of the boat during scuba week, she is always making an effort to have fun and include everyone.  Because of all of that, I think she would be a great leader and Cacique.  Congratulations Helena!

Taylor has show tremendous leadership ever since our first day at The Island School.  In addition to constantly volunteering himself to do some of the harder jobs on campus, such as cleaning the boys' dorm bathrooms or staying late at dish crew, he has shown strength and resilience during morning exercise.  He always pushes himself both mentally and physically to the limits and is never satisfied with a half-completed job.  Therefore, I nominate Taylor Fasolo to the next Cacique Council.

This fine young lad has exemplified leadership in many different aspects of Island School life. He’s a hard-worker in the classroom, a strong swimmer for swim-track, and a reliable friend for everyone. He doesn't shy away from any extra work that needs doing, serving as a constant reminder for us all to remain altruistic and community-based. The positive attitude he constantly maintains can even make dish crew fun. I have no doubts that Ben will make a great new Cacique.

I admire Charlotte a lot. She is always around to help out, whether it’s to help me stay calm during scuba week or to always give a hand to get those girls' tents set up during kayak. She is always working hard right up till 10:30 and up on time every morning ready for morning exercise. Charlotte takes every opportunity that is offered to live the full experience here at The Island School, from free dives to leading stretches after a run. She is one girl with a great spirit who I know will be a great Cacique with taking a role of leadership.

I would like to nominate John for his hard work, eagerness to get involved in all activities and his openness to trying new things. He has opted to get up on a Sunday and go explore, go on a dive and has always put his hand up for group activities. He is a jack-of-all-trades and I hope this will make him a good leader. For these reasons I would like to nominate John.