George School is delighted to announce that twenty-four students have received awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest running writing contest. Of the George School winners, five received the highest honor—the Gold Key and thirteen others received the second highest, the Silver Key.
The George School varsity girls’ basketball team defeated Academy of the New Church Lions 34-23 on Tuesday, January 31. The win gave the Cougars top seed in the Quaker Cup and moved the team to an 8-9 record with one more regular season game to play on Thursday, February 2.
For the past four years, Clarence Rodgers ’17 and Pete Scuderi ’17 have been a stabilizing presence on the varsity wrestling team and this year serve as two of the team’s captains. They lead the team in wins, pins, six-minute matches, and minor decisions.
Five George School student athletes have been named to the National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association High School National Academic Squad for their strong academic performance throughout the fall term.
George School’s Model United Nations (MUN) team took part in the annual Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (ILMUNC) in Philadelphia January 26 through 29.
In October, the English department celebrated Shakespeare by working with the Philadelphia Shakespeare Company. During winter term, the department will once again honor the literary legend with the 400 Years of Shakespeare Award.
The Winter 2017 issue of the Georgian is now available online. Inside you will find “Perspectives: George School Innovators,” which highlights twenty-six alumni innovators, two pioneering teachers, and our recent TEDx conference that explored scientific, entrepreneurial, and artistic innovation.
During the month of February, over twenty George School faculty and staff will participate in the 2017 Shadow a Student Challenge—a fun, illuminating, and supportive journey where school leaders follow students for a day.