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Editor's Note: Blast From The Past



I have little doubt that the older we get the smaller the world becomes. But it still took me aback when one of our sales reps recently mentioned that she heard I had attended kindergarten at the Canaan Ridge School (one of our advertisers). How on earth did she
know that?

As it turns out, Ms. Sarvalon, the school’s founder and my teacher from all those years ago, still runs the school and recognized me from my editor’s photo. Though I, of course, remembered her (a great teacher always makes a big impression), I was touched that she remembered me. But I suppose that’s the mark of a true educator—one who is so vested in her students that even after thirty-some-odd years she can still place them.

The teens that grace this month’s cover are sure to be remembered by the teachers lucky enough to have come into their lives. This is a truly amazing group. On the day of our photo shoot I was so impressed by how they carried themselves. They were confident, mature, gracious and yet, still kids at heart.

There was a lot of downtime between shots and listening to them talk about regular teen stuff—sports, movies, the prom—was heartening. Although they are all destined to do great things, they have not lost the essence of youth.

Also this month, we’re happy to celebrate kids in another way. For 100 years the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich has nurtured the young people of our town through educational and recreational programs. Though the club has many high-profile alums (San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, president of ESPN George Bodenheimer and chief of police David Ridberg to name a few), I’d venture to say that the biggest testament to its success is that so many alums return as staff. A real example of paying it forward.

Here’s to the special teachers and mentors who will always recognize their students—no matter how many years have gone by.

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