Spring is the season of special events and it is finally feeling a bit like spring on our quad. The lawn is greening, the daffodils by the wall are in bud, the peepers in the pond across the road brighten the day with their song. Yesterday was Earth Day; students and faculty joined in groups to do projects celebrating our connection to the earth and heard from former faculty member Henry Walters about his passion for hawks, and how working with hawks has shaped his life. On Sunday evening, we had a special screening of the film Girl, Rising, which focuses on the power of education in the lives of nine girls growing up in poverty in nine different places around the globe. The film was introduced by a young alumna of Oxford, who challenged Dublin students to follow their hearts and to support others as the globe moves finally toward ending poverty. Last week we heard from a senior at Exeter who has made a film about a project rehabilitating street boys in the Philippines, and on Wednesday, a recent graduate from Middlebury from Afghanistan will speak to us about growing up under the Taliban and the school she has founded in Kabul. All these events demonstrate multiple ways young people can help make the world a better place using the education they experience at Dublin and beyond. Closer to home, we find inspiration in the college acceptances of our seniors, who are excitedly making plans for their future. From John Hopkins to Whittier, from URI to Hampshire, from Bowdoin to Agnes Scott, new opportunities beckon our senior class.