Fenn boys exhibit talent in many areas. They may excel on the athletic field or on stage—as actors, public speakers, instrumentalists, and singers—in the visual arts studios, in science labs and math classrooms, as writers and poets, linguists, or junior historians. Some carry their talents and interests beyond Fenn and to a local, national, or even world stage. Those boys include David Nguyen of Lexington, who graduated in June from the eighth grade.

Witt Cadwalader was the top winner and the state winner for the level 01 regular of the National Spanish Exam this year. A rising eighth grader, Witt received his award at a ceremony held at Regis College on May 15 by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Witt has “a great ear for the language,” says his Spanish teacher, Freemon Romero, “which seems to come natural to him. He puts in hard work in and outside of class.”

For the second time in three years, Fenn has captured the New England Junior School Lacrosse Tournament Championship. Hosted by Fay on May 17, Fenn opened the tourney with a 2-2 tie against Hillside, and rolled past Shore, 7-2. Things got a bit tougher against Indian Mountain, with Fenn needing a hero to score with only 15 seconds remaining on the clock. Conor Zachar answered the call to preserve a 2-2 tie.

In the next game, Fenn edged Fessenden, 3-2, and then easily beat Fay, 6-2 to earn the #1 seed. In the finals, Fenn faced off against Fessenden, a team which had defeated Fenn twice during the regular season. Fenn dashed out to an early 3-0 advantage and did not allow Fessenden possession of the ball until midway through the first half.

With Fenn clearly in control and Fessenden hoping to stop the momentum, Fessenden called a timeout to settle things down. On the ensuing face-off, Conor Zachar decisively won the draw and fed Zack Goorno for a backbreaking goal and a 4-0 Fenn lead. Fenn surrendered one goal to Fessenden in the second half, but Cormac Zachar responded for Fenn with a laser beam shot on net for a 5-1 Fenn final. Patrick Ryan was stellar in goal throughout the day.

While Fenn took home the Championship trophy, Cormac Zachar, who scored eight goals on the day, earned the MVP Offensive Player Award.

“We played tough, physical lacrosse and never gave up,” declared Coach Topher Bevis, who was assisted by Jeff Trotsky. The team posted a season record of 11-2-2.