Week #4 of Summer 2018: June 26 – July 2

Abe Tolkoff ’21 (second from the left) posing with other participants of the Rising Global Young Leaders Conference in front of the White House in Washington D.C.

Abe Tolkoff ‘21 Participates in Rising Global Young Leaders Conference

Beginning on June 18th and ending on the 26th, rising Sophomore Abe Tolkoff took part in the Rising Global Young Leaders Conference. Run by Envision, a company that specializes in youth leadership, the program was divided equally between stays in New York and Washington D.C.

Representing the US, Abe met fellow high school students from 75 different nations all across the world. The high school students, totaling some 340 in all, visited the United Nations Secretariat Building in New York, along with the State Department, found in the Foggy Bottom D.C. region, and innumerable other monuments, memorials, museums.

Notably, in a mock United Nations summit, Abe was chosen to serve as Vice Chairman, becoming the latest example of Belmont Hill students thriving in their off-campus exploits. While Abe has not taken part in our Model UN program just yet, his time with the Rising Global Young Leaders Conference bears striking similarities applicability to the club, and with three years remaining on the Hill, Abe has every opportunity to offer our esteemed organization his talents.  

Returning this Fall, Abe, a key contributor to The Panel, wherein he serves as executive Photography editor, the robotics club, a program which he leads, and our music department’s orchestra, is sure to enrich the Belmont Hill community with his newly acquired insight and expertise as a young leader.


Savage (‘19), Rayment (‘19), and Wynn (‘19) Earn Lax Commitments

Not long after Jake McCosker (‘19) announced his commitment to play baseball for Holy Cross, rising Seniors Matt Savage, Brodie Rayment, and Teddy Wynn finalized plans to continue their respective lacrosse careers on the collegiate level, continuing a proud tradition of Belmont Hill athletes extending their athletic passions beyond their time on the Hill.

Teddy Wynn, on his way to Hamilton College in Clinton, New York come the Fall of 2019, has contributed on the lacrosse field since the second grade, earning himself a role on Belmont Hill’s varsity squad midway through his Sophomore season. Looking back on his time playing dawning the maroon and navy, Teddy cites a victory over St. Sebastian’s in his 2018 season and the team’s 2017 ISL championship as two of his most cherished experiences. As he anticipates his collegiate tenure, Teddy aims “to contribute as early and often as I can in any way possible.” As he heads into the final year of his high school career, Teddy, who has also spent time with the Top Gun Fighting Clams aspires to one day “win a NESCAC title.”  

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Brodie Rayment, heading to Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, took up lacrosse in the fourth grade and has dominated varsity ISL competition since his Freshman year. Brodie, who has made significant contributions to his club team, the Laxachusetts Minutemen, notes that winning the ISL in back-to-back seasons (2017 and 2018) remains one of his favorite memories from his time on the lacrosse field. Looking ahead to his time with the Mammoths, Brodie hopes “to contribute as a Freshman.”

Matt Savage, committed to Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has “been playing lacrosse since the youth program started in Dover-Sherborn in 1st grade.” Like Brodie, Matt has contributed to the Laxachusetts Minutemen, a team he has played with since the sixth grade. Reflecting on his lacrosse career to date, the future Mule revealed, “My most memorable experiences in lacrosse have come from all of the great coaches I have had through town and club lacrosse.” Matt continued, “spending time with the kids all day at school at Belmont Hill and then playing with them out on the field can produce some funny situations.” As he prepares for his time at Colby, Matt aims to help the program any way he can, adding that he very much enjoys the school’s “spirit.”   


Leighton Dolan ‘19 Finds Success in Sports Blog The Intersection

While for most Belmont Hill students summer represents a winding down of commitments, for rising senior Leighton Dolan, the past few weeks have brought a flurry of new activity as his sports website The Intersection (link here) gains popularity. Started in the Fall of 2017, The Intersection brings together the antagonistic but oft-intertwined athletic universes of Boston and New York. The blog features articles with subjects ranging from the World Series to the World Cup and blends shrewd analysis and commentary with endearing homerism and genuine fandom sometimes lost in professional outlets’ businesslike reporting. Borne out of Leighton’s rare perspective as a fan of a mix of Boston teams (the Celtics) and New York franchises (the Yankees and, as he sheepishly admits, the Jets), The Intersection has grown to have a writing staff of six people and a readership that can reach multiple hundreds in a day. The project has withstood the onslaught of Junior year that has driven many extracurricular passions to the side, proving its real staying power. So whether searching for validation on the Celtics’ latest draft pick or wondering where the New York Islanders will turn after losing John Tavares, The Intersection has a route for you; you just have to know where to turn.

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