Written by Finn O'Connor '19
Hello, for those who do not know me, my name is Finn O’Connor and I am currently a junior at Fairfield Prep. This blog is intended to be a window into my life as a student at Fairfield Prep, and to take all of you on a journey with me throughout the upcoming school year. I hope that reading this will prove to be helpful in your own academic life, and to give you tips on how to have a successful year.
As an all too fast summer has come to a close, I have found myself back in the halls of Fairfield Prep, excited for another great year of challenges and opportunities. Of course, the return to school also means summer work, which was quite enriching to say the least. Luckily, I got it all done before classes really got underway, as teachers were quick to test and check us all on the work that was due upon our arrival. One of the best techniques I have discovered over the past summers is to begin homework prior to the week of return, but I’m sure all of you have been told that for years.
Besides the work aspect of the return to school, the transition back into classes was smooth and enjoyable as I was able to catch up with friends whose paths I had not crossed over the summer, and most of all to get back onto the train. Honestly, the train has proven to be one of the most influential parts of my time at Prep, wherein I made the majority of my closest friends, and spent the majority of my time. My first train ride up to Fairfield was almost nostalgic, reconnecting with what was once such a major aspect of my life.
Overall, the return to Fairfield Prep this year was as great as I could have imagined it, and I am looking forward to settling in and getting into the “meat and potatoes” of this school year, and to share these experiences with all of you reading.