• Cara Parker

Groton, MA Senior Session

I've known Hunter since he was born. His family is like family to me.

Our families lived together at a boarding school in New Hampshire, and we went to visit him in the hospital. So I've known him since day one.

He's quiet. He's a thinker. He's a creative problem solver. And he is one funny kid.

He spent part of quarantine making youtube videos with his brother, where his creative side came to life.

Hunter's family has always had a passion for volunteer work, even doing a vacation a few years ago with Caretta Research Project where they rescued sea turtles at night! They have also volunteered with Give Kids the World in Orlando.

He has also built houses with Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts Chapter.

For the last several years, Hunter has been an active member of his church, completing five work trips. Although their mission trip didn't get to travel this summer, he helped to build an accessible deck with a wheelchair ramp locally.

We decided to do his session at the Lawrence Academy, where his parents work and the family lives. The campus is stunning, and the light is fantastic. And on this hot summer night, being able to run back to his room to change in the air-conditioned space was a bonus!

Hunter has always loved to play sports, but a knee injury sophomore year sidelined him. His junior year baseball season was cancelled due to Covid, and this fall, he was supposed to play on the football team.

Like most seniors, he is disappointed about what he is going to miss out on during his senior year in a pandemic.

He's making the best of his summer, doing virtual college visits, but missing his job as a camp counselor. He has dreams of studying engineering.

A lot of people love the view from the top of Gibbet Hill in Groton. But I think that the most spectacular view is from across the street.

Hunter is also a talented musician. He plays both tuba and euphonium in the Honors Band. He wasn't crazy about walking back to the house for the instrument, but we both agreed, that in the end, it was worth the extra few minutes in the heat!

Hunter, I hope that your senior year gives you opportunities to think creatively, find new paths, and continue to share your talents and your heart for service. XOXO

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