Three score and several years ago, I made my appearance in grand insignificance at Vermont Academy. With me were a pair of army-surplus skis on which I had careened down a few slopes without making a turn or knowing how to do so.
Thus equipped, I naively placed myself among those who would try out for the ski team. Warren Chivers did not banish me to the beginners, where I belonged, but allowed me to practice with the junior varsity aspirants. My youthful awe of this former Olympic skier drew from me untested personal effort as he encouraged me to cover ground quickly on cross-country skis and fly great distances off of jumps that he had constructed. Warren Chivers was able to inspire me to achieve my maximum potential and must have felt he had succeeded when, even I, eventually became captain of the varsity team. In the classroom, he sparked my interest in physiography and this determined the professional path I would follow as a career geologist. Looking back over the year, it is clear to me that Warren Chivers is the person who had the most positive influence on me during my formative years. ~ John Tremaine '51
Agnes C. Black '41, Warren Chivers, Ed "Beano" Tripp, and all faculty when I was a student attending VA. Angus Black '41 and Warren Chivers gave me wisdom and understanding- my second parents for four years. ~ John Anderson II '61