Putting New Hampton in my Will or making the school a beneficiary of my retirement plan or utilizing life insurance were all options that I considered when contemplating an estate-type gift. I asked myself if my children would be OK if I made the gift to New Hampton from my estate; and the answer was "yes".
I attended because my parents were both educators and wanted to provide the best education available to us in the local area. It was a huge investment given there were two of us. They also wanted us to have unique experiences. The local high school was unable to differentiate our schedules. We were in all of the same classes. At NHS, we never had the same class and this allowed us to grow as individuals rather than as the Shackett twins.
Jim Salvucci '58 arrived at New Hampton from Quincy, MA. Following his years at New Hampton, Jim went on to earn multiple degrees and has a 50-year history of teaching and administration in higher education. Jim and his wife Janice, also a professor emeritus, are ardent supporters of the school and actively involved in the community.
I transferred to New Hampton School from a good public school system north of Boston, in the fall of my freshman year. At our local school, I had been doing very well in math and science, and poorly in English and history. Math was easy for me, but I was a very slow reader and simply not excited or engaged at school. At my local school it was easy for me to do very little work, and to simply “skate by”.