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Submissions may be edited or shortened for publication. Please email submissions to: Our Mission: Pomfret School cultivates a healthy interdependence of mind, body, and spirit in its students as it prepares them for college and to lead and learn in a diverse and increasingly interconnected society. What Pomfret can learn from a year-old Spanish bicycle manufacturer.
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Ross will spend three days at Pomfret at the end of January, interacting with students, faculty, and offering a community lecture.
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