December 14, 2021

Andover’s top Instagram posts of 2021

A look back at the photos that had our followers liking, commenting, and tagging

Relive the past 12 months through the images that captured the joy, sadness, beauty, resilience, and strength of the Andover community.

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February 12, 2021 — The Andover community mourned the unexpected loss of beloved Art Instructor Emily Trespas. Her infectious energy, bright smile, and boundless creativity lifted so many. She is dearly missed. | 11,555 video tribute views, 2291 likes, 106 comments. (Emily's memorial tribute post featuring her art exhibition and AVIS bench dedication on Nov. 2, also garnered 1,440 likes and 20 comments.)

June 4, 2021 — The Class of 2021 celebrates with the traditional promenade. | 1,799 likes, 21 comments

September 10, 2021 — Head of School Raynard Kington leads the Class of 2022 on the Vista Walk celebrating the first day of fall term classes. | 1,719 likes, 19 comments

September 21, 2021 — Followers gave a standing ovation to plans for a new music building taking shape thanks to the Knowledge & Goodness Campaign. | 1,752 likes, 28 comments

June 6, 2021 — Seniors celebrate at Commencement after receiving their diplomas. | 1,596 likes, 25 comments

February 19, 2021 — FINIS ORIGINE PENDET: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory mechanical engineer Sarah Sherman '04 shared this image with us after reflecting on a successful Perseverance Mars landing. "I was a Junior (freshman) in Double Brick (s/o to my roommate Tess Chu!) when history teacher and sometimes house-counselor Mary Minard and I got to talking about big life goals. I explained how rowing *is* life and I wanted to be in the olympics, which she either thought was unbefitting for a lady or not ambitious enough - hard to tell with Ms. Minard. With that fire lit, I wrote my much grander To Do List of Life on an index card that night. Here it is. Number 3 reads “Build a robot to walk on Mars.” As of today, I’ll call it complete. I never did go to the olympics, but I have Ms. Minard to thank for encouraging a 14 year old to make some audacious goals. Huge thanks to David Stern (my chemistry teacher and advisor) and Pete Washburn (my crew coach) for launching me in the right direction." Set goals. Dream big. Anything is possible! | 1,541 likes, 29 comments

October 20, 2021 — The best way to see our campus' fall foliage? Take to the sky! | 1,463 likes, 6 comments

March 5, 2021 — Sometimes you just can't beat a stunning sunset that looks like a painting in the Addison Gallery. | 1,461 likes, 8 comments

February 5, 2021 — Samuel Phillips Hall becomes a winter wonderland. | 1,431 likes, 5 comments

November 11, 2021 — Students channeled their inner nerd for one of their favorite spirit week themes: Geek Day! | 1,389 likes, 29 comments

June 1, 2021 — Andover honored three retiring faculty legends: Kevin Heelan (Theatre & Dance), Maria Litvin (Math), and Mary Fulton (English). | 1,365 likes, 37 comments

September 7, 2021 — New students arrived on campus for the first time and were greeted by the raucous cheers of the Blue Key Heads and student orientation leaders. | 1,238 likes, 22 comments

What’s your favorite post of 2021? Head over to our Instagram to comment—and make a New Year’s resolution to follow us in 2022.

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