1971 graduate of the Block Island School seeks reunion

Tony Shatsky, a graduate of the Block Island School in the 1971 class, reached out to The Block Island Times after reading about the Class of 2020 graduation in June. The Block Island Times interviewed Shatsky on his own experience at the school in 1971.
Q: Can you tell me a little about yourself during that year?
TS: I came from not the easiest route. I had dropped out of high school at 16 years old in Los Angeles, California. I found my way to New York because photography is what I wanted to pursue. After a really hard year of struggling, someone took me out to the island at the beginning of the season for a weekend. I fell in love with the island, and felt there was no reason for me to return to New York City. I came over in June 1970 when I was 18 years old. I spent the summer, and ended up being a caretaker out on Corn Neck. I talked to Thomas McCabe, who was the superintendent of the school system for Block Island. He said if I could find someone who could vouch for me and be a sponsor, I

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