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Peter J. Benelli Writing Center

Established September 2011

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BWC Mission Statement

The Peter J. Benelli Writing Center seeks to foster a cross-curricular,

whole-school approach to writing as a process

and strives to celebrate the endeavor for all students.

The Writing Center is a place where students can come to collaborate in the spirit of collegiality or for help with any part of the writing process - brainstorming, researching, outlining, hashing out a thesis, crafting a rough draft, polishing a final copy. Benelli Writing Center Fellows can assist student writers at any stage of the process and across disciplines. They're trained and eager to help all students with all types of writing (literary essays, poetry, non-fiction, fiction, history research papers, college essays, lab reports, contest entries).

2014-15 Benelli Writing Center Fellows

Coming soon: Photo of 2015-2016 BWC Fellows

Writing Center Contact Info

Janet Langer, Writing Center Director / Upper School Librarian (jlanger@thayer.org/781.664.2305)

Karen Jersild, Writing Center Coordinator / History Teacher (kjersild@thayer.org/781.664.2345)

In 1958, Peter Benelli started teaching English at Thayer, and in 1967, he became headmaster. During his 33 years at Thayer, Mr. Benelli was esteemed for his writing skills because of the many letters and notes he wrote to former students and their families. It is therefore more than fitting that Mr. Benelli's legacy at Thayer Academy should be the Writing Center - dedicated to the craft in which he has taken such a keen interest.


2015-16 BWC Fellows

Nina Antone
Samantha Currie
Brianna Cedrone
Holly Doyle
Jess Dyroff
Rachel Pauly
Courtney Conyers
Caroline Costello
Alliyah George
Miranda Mahoney
Kristen Mashikian
Sam Knollmeyer
Ford Murphy
Clara Quillen
Casey Rothschild
Annie Rozewski
Maddie Powers
Jonathan Stern

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