Eleanor Conroy ’15
“The first time I was on the Chester River was when I was a senior in high school, visiting my sister. I was asked to join a sailing practice on a wonderful spring afternoon. The sun on the river was warm, the wind was perfect, and the current atrocious.
Moving forward to my senior year of college sailing on the Chester, the conditions were the same, but my relationship with the river had changed dramatically. It was still a happy place to relieve the stress of long classes and even longer lab hours, but it became more to me when I realized the sailing team was leaving a legacy that would open access to the Chester River for generations to come. The personal relationship I had built with the river could be shared with more than just my friends and family.
The ability to reach the water and explore what it has to offer is a gift that Washington College gives to every student. After all, to build a legacy, one must cross a river.”