Four cougar teams are headed to the playoffs this week as they vie to become Friends Schools League champions. The varsity softball team will host Friends Select, varsity boys’ lacrosse will play at ANC, varsity baseball will host Germantown Friends, and George School will host the track and the individual tennis championships.
Hannah Jacobs ’74 received the Karen Hansen Caregiver Award at the 13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon held by the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Foundation of New York City on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Hannah was honored for being a “cultural game changer, an advocate with a mission, and a woman who truly cares.”
Two George School students received “Greenies” at the Greenfield Youth Film Festival held in the Performing Arts Center at Upper Dublin High School. Roman Fusco ’14 and Che’ Williams ’16 won first and second place respectively, in the music video category.
The Spring Instrumental Concert will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the George School Meetinghouse. A reception will immediately follow. The concert will feature a range of works from Johann Sebastian Bach, Leonard Bernstein, and Hollywood composers.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris will be performed Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Walton Center Auditorium. The production is unlike any of the recent George School performances and promises audience members an engaging evening at the theater.
On April 25 George School and it’s food service provider, CulinArt, celebrated Earth Day with a local dinner at the school’s organic garden. The meal featured locally sourced meats, vegetables, and cheeses in a creative and delicious menu. The highlight of the event was a pig roast, a first for many students who attended.
Chinezi Chijioke ’96, CEO of Pioneer Academies—a new private school network in South Africa—is working on an “affordable private school model that offers a holistic approach to educational excellence,” reports Thandi Skade of Destinyconnect.com.
Dena Kleemeier ’15 has been working hard to plan a set of Global Issues Workshops to be presented during assembly on Monday, May 12, 2014. The workshops will explore a variety of topics from women in the media to transgender issues. Dena is hoping to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award for designing this assembly.