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Insight on the making of Springfest

Colette ’27

For the first time ever, Marlborough introduced Springfest to the community on March 22, the day students leave campus for Spring Break. The event was planned by All-School Council to elevate the spirits of the student body and involved a collection of various foods and activities. 

“All-School Council was talking about how long spring is, and how they wanted to make it more fun and add something students can look forward to,” Dean of Student Life Kendall Beeman said.

Like Winterfest, Springfest marks the culmination of all stress, as it took place only hours before break, channeling the positive energy fueled by students’ anticipation for time off school. As a majority of students look forward to the excitement of Winterfest, Council hoped this new festival would curate similar enthusiasm. 

“A big part of the Wellbeing council is celebrating their work and making sure students feel acknowledged for their strenuous effort,” All-School Wellbeing Representative Natalie ’24 said prior to the event. “I want Springfest to help everyone remember there is joy to be found amongst the notoriously stressful final week before Spring Break.”

The gathering occurred picnic style on the field from 11:45 to 1:15, with a menu of burgers, fries and an ice cream truck for sustenance. The field was adorned in blankets as a communal seating and to encourage community building before Spring Break. To further facilitate the ability for bonding and a release of stress, a variety of activities were available for students, including a blow-up obstacle course, bouquet making, bracelet making and an egg hunt. 

“We want it to feel like a time for students to reflect on the semester so far with their friends on the field, while enjoying some delicious food,” All School Athletics Representative Lior ’24 said.

Through council’s enthusiastic meetings and plentiful reminders for students, council was dedicated to ensuring Springfest will resonate with the diverse desires among students. As a student-run initiative, this event is poised to grow into a tradition at Marlborough, provided it continues to obtain school-wide appreciation and zeal. 

“I really hope the Marlborough community enjoys this,” Lior said. “It’s the first time Marlborough has done this, so I hope Springfest is a tradition that lasts, as it should bring more excitement during the second semester.”

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