The race to be the next President of the United States might now come down to Barack Obama and…Stephen Colbert?
The Comedy Central funny man announced his intention to run for president of the “United States of America of South Carolina” at the taping of his show Thursday night and will try to compete in South Carolina’s GOP primary Jan. 21.
“I’m proud to announce I plan to form an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my candidacy,” Colbert said.
I don’t watch much Stephen Colbert. I get it. He’s a sarcastic late night guy who takes a semi-serious look at politics and the news. However, he was pretty funny in this cameo on CYE, so maybe he has a shot.
Surprising to find out that he is a South Carolina native. I really thought that he was from Wellesley.
…Mitt Romney of the Cranbrook School in Michigan, and graduated in 1965. Many of his classmates were from more wealthy backgrounds, and Romney was the only Mormon at Cranbrook. Despite this, Mitt won an award for those “whose contributions to school life are often not fully recognized through already existing channels”.
According to Wikipedia, Romney wasn’t a standout student nor a star athlete. He must have been a late bloomer, because he went from Stanford to BYU, and then to Harvard School of Business and Harvard Law.
Of course, we all know him as the former Governor of Massachusetts, and current Republican candidate for US President.
True story: all five of his boy’s attended Belmont Hill School, an all-boy’s prep school in MA.
La Redoute, a popular French clothing company, released a promotional ad for their children’s line. The photo, posted on the mail-order chain’s website, showed four kids in colorful beachwear…and a man in his birthday suit off in the distance. The French are notoriously comfortable with public nudity on shorelines; but that may change thanks to this absent-minded mishap.
Yes, that’s what you see. Kids on the beach. A guy. In the water. Naked.
Kevin McNamara takes his role as senior captain of the men’s hockey team at Colgate University very seriously, on and off the ice. But his vision, and leadership qualities, extend far beyond lacing up the skates for the Raiders.
A 5-foot-11, 180-pound defenseman who skates in all situations for coach Don Vaughan, the Belmont Hill School grad is reaching out to those in need through Goals For Good, a program he founded prior to this season.
The charitable endeavor involves all 12 men’s and women’s Division 1 programs in the ECAC; every program receives pledges from fans based on goals scored or games won through www.goalsforgood.org, a website designed and promoted by McNamara.
Everywhere you turn on the web, there are stories of prep school students or grads involved in charity. Maybe it’s just because it’s the season of giving.
Students from Avon Old Farms raised $16k in just two weeks to buy toys for Hartford-area kids in an annual event called the Hartford Toy Shoppe.
Just a good example of prep school philanthropy. Pretty amazing to see AOF students raising that much coin in just two weeks. Who would not want to help little kids on Christmas? Here’s the link to the organization that puts on the event: Click here