I am a proud graduate of Groton's Form of 2007 and of the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2011. Groton prepared me extremely well to succeed at the Academy by instilling in me an intense academic curiosity and commitment to servant leadership. At the Air Force Academy, I majored in mechanical engineering and minored in Russian language studies. Unlike most students around me in college, I had already been immersed in a collegiate level education, having taken an introduction to engineering elective started by Mr. Hall in Sixth Form and having been immersed in four years of Latin and Spanish courtesy of Ms. Bradley and Mr. Anderson.

Andrew CavalloMy Groton education allowed me to exceed academically at the U.S. Air Force Academy. This success opened many doors, including trips overseas to Germany, Romania, and Russia, an internship at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, and a semester exchange at the U.S. Military Academy. Currently I am assigned to the Army's 19th Engineering Battalion at Fort Knox, Kentucky; I hold the rank of 2nd LT and have committed to serving our nation for five years. I am confident that my engineering career will allow me to improve the lives of others not only in this country but all around the world.

I will be forever grateful to Groton School for giving me the tools to succeed in the active work of life. The individuals I met at Groton, both faculty and students, changed me more than I could have ever imagined when I arrived in Third Form. I attended Groton on financial aid, and I am thankful to all those who have donated to this cause. Financial aid is crucial to Groton as it allows the School to admit students based on merit regardless of their financial background. Without this fund, Groton would not be the fine institution it is today. I will continue to donate to the financial aid fund and would assure anyone thinking about donating that it can be a life changing gift. It was for me.