Jequarius is Dead: Remembering the Late 2020 Class Pet

By Owen Sherman ’20. Photo by Shea O’Brien, Photography Division Head.

Sadly, Jequarius has died. For those of you who didn’t know him, Jequarius was a red Betta fish that resided in Mrs. Hashem’s room. He proudly served 7 months as the Class of 2020’s class pet, and he was an invaluable member of the LCA family. He will be remembered fondly by all of the senior class as well as everyone who frequents Mrs. Hashem’s room. A brief funeral was conducted by Owen Sherman and Dundi Vedantam at the stream behind LCA (video will be included in the next Student Life Review).

Jequarius is survived by all of his original caretakers: Owen Sherman, Dundi Vedantam, John Vamvas, Mazer Xu, Jay Gattineri, and all of you, his friends. On behalf of Jequarius, I thank you all for your support.

In such sorrowful times, we must not simply mourn, but we must also look forward. In the original mission for Jequarius, the continuity plan in this event was made clear: If Jequarius were to pass on, we were to quickly find a suitable successor. Many lessons have been learned from the passing of Jequarius I, so the tenure of Jequarius II will hopefully be long and prosperous.

We will all miss Jequarius I, but don’t be afraid to come say hello to Jequarius II in Mrs. Hashem’s room — he’s there for all of us, not just the senior class.

Long live Jequarius,

Owen Sherman ‘20

Caretaker of Jequarius