December 12, 2017

Andover’s top Instagram posts of 2017

A look back at the scenes that had our followers double-tapping, commenting, and tagging
by Neil Evans

We’ve been in the Instagram game for a few years now and pretty much know the deal: post a filtered sunset and watch the likes pour in. And we did that a few times this year. Our followers didn’t seem to mind. But we also shared moments from Grasshopper Night, the Chase House dedication, Learning in the World programs, the lunar eclipse, Summer Session, athletics championships, classroom teachings, and much more. All captured moments of joy, beauty, enrichment, expression, and community. However, there can only be twelve posts that rank as our most popular, as determined by engagement, for 2017. Enjoy the gallery below.

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September 26, 2017 — Andover's launch of Knowledge & Goodness: The Andover Campaign makes headlines in Times Square. 905 Likes. Photo courtesy of PR Newswire.

June 4, 2017 — Pure joy. Students rush the traditional Commencement circle after receiving their diplomas. 850 likes. Photo by Gil Talbot.

November 9, 2017 — Students channel their inner nerds in a fun tribute to our rivals up north during Spirit Week’s “Geek Day.” 840 likes. Photo by Neil Evans.

November 28, 2017 — The Snyder Center at dusk. The state-of-the-art athletics facility, which houses a 200-meter track, 12 squash courts, and multiuse space for a variety of sports and fitness activities, is set to open in just a few short weeks. 833 likes. Photo by Jessie Wallner.

October 5, 2017 — Downtown Andover is illuminated by a picturesque sunset. 784 likes. Photo by Luc Pan ’19.

April 13, 2017 — A warm spring afternoon spent playing Spikeball on the Great Lawn is punctuated with a stunning sunset. 768 likes. Photo by Howard Johnson ’17.

September 5, 2017 — Head of School John Palfrey P’21 joins our Blue Key Heads and orientation leaders to welcome new students arriving on campus for the first time. HONK! 749 likes. Photo by Neil Evans.

May 31, 2017 — Andover paid tribute to seven retiring faculty members (Tom Cone, Elaine Crivelli, Tom Hodgson, Carol Israel, Betsy Korn, David Stern, and Peter Watt) for their nearly 220 combined years of service to the Academy. 741 likes. Photo by Dave White.

October 6, 2017 — Students seized the rare opportunity to climb the Memorial Bell Tower with Head of School John Palfrey P’21 and Dean of Students Jenny Elliott '94. 737 likes. Drone photo by Neil Evans.

September 7, 2017 — Seniors gather on the steps of Samuel Phillips Hall after the traditional Vista Walk on the first day of classes. 733 likes. Drone photo by Neil Evans.

March 9, 2017 — Introducing our 240th class. A box of admission letters sits waiting to be delivered. 720 likes. Photo by Neil Evans.

February 12, 2017 — A blizzard blankets the campus overnight, and yes, Andover still holds classes the next day. 716 likes. Photo by Neil Evans.

What do you think our best photo of the year was? Head over to our Instagram to comment and be sure to follow us to see what comes next in 2018.

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