My Bentley Story by Andrew Johnston
Alumnus/a, Wilbraham, Massachusetts
My dad grew up on Trapelo Road, only a stone's throw from campus. I remember seeing the school when we would take the occasional detour through Waltham to go past his old house. He would tell me stories of its transformation and growth since he moved away, especially how it had sprawled across Beaver Street and taken over the site of an old farm he used to play on. Little did I know that years later, I would find myself driving by my dad's childhood house again, but this time with my best friends from Bentley, on one of our last days as undergrads. We pulled into the parking lot and walked into our dormitory, Orchard South, affectionately named for the farm that had once been there.