The Gunnery will host the second annual “Canterbury Day” on Saturday, November 10, bringing athletic teams from the two schools together in the spirit of competition, sportsmanship and camaraderie.
The one-day athletic event debuted last November on Canterbury’s New Milford campus. This year, five teams will compete on The Gunnery campus in Washington, and earn points in an effort to help their school bring home The 2018-2019 Gunnery-Canterbury Cup. The cup is awarded based on the results of a year-long competition in which one point is awarded to the winner of each head-to-head, interscholastic athletic contest between Canterbury and The Gunnery, regardless of level. Ties are worth half a point. At the end of the year, the school that has accumulated the most points wins the cup.
Last spring, Canterbury took home the newly established cup. That prompted Mike Marich, Director of Athletics for The Gunnery, to issue a challenge to all Highlanders: win it back in 2019. The Gunnery teams will have the home field advantage next Saturday. Go Gunn!
Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.