Preparing Boys for Life

Form II completes Rite of Passage

The Class of 2023 completed one of Haverford’s signature programs, the Rite of Passage, on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31. Over two days, Form II students hiked around Philadelphia, spent the night aboard the USS New Jersey in Camden, and then walked 16 miles from Camden back to Haverford.

“I am so proud of the boys’ efforts this year for our fifth annual Rite of Passage,” said Head of Middle School Jay Greytok ’83. “From completing our scavenger hunt with ease on Thursday to walking 16 miles in record time on Friday, the largest Form II ever made what seemed impossible, possible.”

They were accompanied by Headmaster John Nagl, their middle school teachers, and three current VI Formers, who were part of the very first Rite of Passage five years ago.

“The trip was all about building community and brotherhood. I feel like my classmates and I can do anything together now,” said II Former Nicholas Keszeli.

“The Rite of Passage was a great way to bond as a class,” said II Former Love McCune Jr. “We had a lot of fun times on the walk since we didn’t have our phones. I got to know some of my classmates better.” 

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