In Japan, the crane is a mystical creature that is believed to live for 1,000 years, making it a representation of good fortune and hope. Traditionally, the folding of 1,000 origami cranes is believed to result in one’s wish coming true. The symbolic gesture has become one of hope and healing during challenging times.
Following Alex Trebek’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis, the students of Pomfret Community School in Pomfret Center, Connecticut, gifted him with 1,000 origami cranes. Alex and the entire Jeopardy! family find the same inspiration in the multiple strings of cranes now proudly flying in their new home on Stage 10.
On Monday, October 7, 2019, Native American musician Wade Fernandez, performed for the students at Pomfret Community School. His music is rooted in the Menominee Nation and his message is one of inner calm and strength. His son Quintin accompanied him on the piano and guitar. Wade and his son did a fantastic job and we thank him with helping to enrich the lives of our students.
The eight area high schools that traditionally draw students from Pomfret visited PCS Tuesday night during grades seven and eight open house for our Second Annual High School Fair. All the families were invited to attend the Fair to find out more about the schools, learn about admission and application processes, and ask questions of representatives from each of the schools.