Some of my best memories of Calvert come from Mr. Z’s science class. He always had real-life experiments to show us the difference between our small perception of what is possible versus the reality of the near-limitless bounds of nature. I especially remember the drawings (to scale) of Jupiter versus the Earth, the Styrofoam peanut experiment (how many can fit in a box the size of your hand?), and the candlelight reflection around the hallways from the lab to the headmaster’s office. It was one of the most influential experiences I have had in life; to realize when people say “that’s not possible” without basing it on any facts, it’s ok to keep trying anyway. A life skill I still use to this day.
Josh Perry ’96
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