Does Deerfield have a cheerleading team? Not exactly a team in the traditional sense. Deerfield cheerleaders are upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) who try out in front of the whole school in their loudest and proudest Deerfield green and white gear and prepare a few cheers that they have made up and or some that everyone knows to get the crowd pumped up and cheering! The existing cheerleaders then vote on who they think has the most school spirit out of the people that tried out and there is an induction ceremony to welcome the new cheerleaders. The cheerleader have big cones that they paint and use at games to yell through and they also have sweaters with large Ds on them--if you're ever at one of our games you cannot miss them!
Do I smell bacon?
Nonetheless it was great to be with our school and cheer all of our teams on.
I'm not sure if you can "clarify for that that's how it really is and let future applicants know what it's like" if say "I don't even know anyone who has gone to Deerfield or been there myself, but I can tell just from looking at the website". Sure there are people who wear those clothes but who says that the girl wearing those Jack Rogers isn't an international student from India? She does not necessarily have to vacation in Nantucket or play lacrosse. Maybe that girl wearing the converse does vacation in those places you mentioned and has not picked up a lacrosse sick in her life. Maybe she dances. My point is that you cannot assume that "the popular kids" if you can even use that term, dress or act a certain way. YES it is true that some people dress that way but that does not mean that they automatically are snobby rich kids or automatically "popular". Maybe that girl you see likes those Jack Rogers or maybe her feet are cold and she just so happened to own a pair of uggs and a patagonia so she put them on.What most people don't understand is that the articles of clothing are not what matter and where you vacation does not matter--it's about how you treat people and interact with those around you. If you find yourself with someone who is judging someone elese for their choice in sweaters I suggest you tell them to adjust their priorites. Of course not every community is going to be completely diverse and yes, there will be those people that come from New England and have dressed the way that you explained all of their life. That does not make them bad people just as the boys who do not play lacrosse are not automatically shunned from Deerfield society. Deerfield does its best to admit diverse individuals who can contribute something to the Deerfield community and that has nothing to do with whether or not you belong to a yacht club.
And I promise that Deerfield girls are not the only ones who wear Jack Rogers. Seriously? I don't even own a pair.
Any other questions? Don't let the "Deerfield stereotype" discourage you from looking into it. I love it here and I understand that not everyone would enjoy coming to DA...just make sure that you really do your research.