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William Deresiewicz - Parent Presentation

Location: Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Square, Portsmouth

Sponsored in part by the Berwick Parent Community, William Deresiewicz, author of 
Excellent Sheep: the Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life will be offering an evening presentation to parents where he will speak to the value of a broad college experience as opposed to over specialization and too much emphasis on career preparation. Bill will speak to the importance of students developing passions and discovering new interest during their college years. Bill’s work has been featured in the New York Times and he is a recipient of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities. Copies of his book Excellent Sheep will also be available for purchase. Please join us for this engaging event. Space is limited for this event so we are asking guests to RSVP to Stephanie Caswell (scaswell@berwickacademy.org).
Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.