The last six months have seen many tributes to Brendan Kutler, a member of the senior class who died in his sleep in December. But perhaps the most unique tribute of all began at 5:30 a.m. on June 2, when eight seniors climbed atop the wooden pergola outside of Seaver and built a pirate ship in Kutler’s honor.
The group christened their creation the “S.S. Kutler,” painting the name on both ends of the ship. The campus flagpole, around which the ship is built, now boasts a mast and a pirate flag below the American flag. An anchor hangs below the ship, through the pergola.
The project was the brainchild of Joey Rafidi ’10 and Robert Reeves ’10. Reeves came up with the idea of building a pirate ship on the pergola over a year ago, and he and Rafidi planned out the project.
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