Cole Sauder

Class of 2021
  • Hometown: Gloucester, MA
  • Time at Waring: I have been at Waring since 6th Grade, and I attended Rockport Public Schools before Waring.
  • Favorite Class: I would say my favorite class is either Humanities, Photography, or Physics.
  • Favorite Waring experience: My Favorite Waring experience is either Angers Trip or any of my wonderful Endterms.
  • Favorite book and/or film: My favorite movie is South to Sian, and I think there are too many books out there for me to choose a favorite.
  • Why French: I think that Waring chooses to continue with the study of the French language because it takes us back to our founders' roots. The fact that everyone takes the same language allows everyone to literally have a common second language.
  • After-school activities: After school I play soccer, lacrosse, and am part of the Debate team. Outside of school, I spend my time playing club soccer, skiing, surfing, skateboarding, making things, and going on spontaneous adventures.
  • Why no grades: The no-grade transition was hard for me. At Rockport, I became quite good at studying to get the grade I wanted and not doing much else. I was able to put in minimal effort and still look like a great student on paper. My parents saw this in me and decided to do something about it. As a result, I didn't want to go to Waring. I thought that I wouldn't find friends and was just overall confused by Waring. We don't get grades? everyone sings? I have to speak French? Yet, as soon as I got to Camping Trip and saw the whole school hand-in-hand, I realized that my parents made the right choice. I realized at that moment that the wonderful community had welcomed me before I had even given them the chance.