Professor, poet, and scholar Willis Barnstone ’45 recently published his eightieth volume, Poets of the Bible: From Solomon’s Song of Songs to John’s Revelation. The book is a compilation of every major biblical poem, translated by Willis from Hebrew and Greek into English.
Rachel Brown’s ’20 letter to poet Jane Hirshfield, was selected as an “exemplar response” in the National Poet Project, Dear Poet, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.
Michael Lazzaro ’18 has only been playing the oboe for six years, but his musical accomplishments far surpass his years of experience. During the 2017–2018 school year, Michael participated in PMEA District Orchestra and Band, Regional Orchestra and Band (principal oboe), and All-State Orchestra in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Yanteng Zhao ’18 was selected as one of one hundred high school students from across the United States to receive the PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer’s Emperor Science Award.
As the class of 2017 departs George School, most are heading to colleges and universities across the country and beyond. As in years past, this year’s graduates selected both urban and suburban schools.
On Sunday, May 28, 2017 students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends gathered in the outdoor William Penn Auditorium to celebrate the class of 2017 during the school’s one-hundred and twenty third commencement ceremony. A clear sky, radiant sunshine, and a seventy-degree temperature made the day picture perfect.
On Tuesday, June 6, junior year IB Diploma candidates will participate in the Viva Voce. Students will present the experience of writing the IB extended essay to a panel of adults including the head of school, teachers from several different departments, and staff.
Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent JJ Klaver will once again visit George School on Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the McFeely atrium. JJ visited campus earlier this month to speak with students and faculty members.