George School is proud to share that Chris Toala ’21 was chosen by the College Board to be a National Recognition Program: Hispanic Scholar for excellence in academic achievement. The College Board website states, “The College Board National Recognition Programs grant student academic honors that can be included on college applications.
Girls’ Basketball Co-Captain, Kaliyah Myricks ’21, signed a National Letter of Intent committing to play basketball at Big East Division I powerhouse Georgetown University on Wednesday, November 11, in the Fitness and Athletics Center.
This August, Aidan Sheehan ’21 started Project Re-stock, an initiative to help replenish local food pantries. As a resident of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, he wanted to give back to his community by focusing on helping local foodbanks.
Legendary rock ‘n roll photographer, Mick Rock, recently made a virtual visit to Meredith Baldi ’01 and Scott Seraydarian’s ’90 media literacy class, Producing Peace. The class teaches students how media manipulates its viewers to feel and act in certain ways.
George School student Safi Baadarani-Feeney ’22 found a way to help those impacted by this summer’s explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, by partnering with Beit El Baraka, a non-profit which has directed its efforts towards assisting with recovery from the incident. Safi has family members that were directly impacted by the explosion and while they were not harmed, he wanted to do something to help the community.
Planning activities that keep teenagers safe and engaged is a difficult job at any time, but during a pandemic it is even more challenging. We recently sat down with Director of Student Activities, Shari Rossmann, for a “virtual” face to face conversation to find out what George School boarding students have been doing this fall and what to look forward to throughout the year.
The Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) recognized George School for their outstanding commitment to visual arts education with the endorsement Outstanding Visual Arts Community 2020.
This fall the student inclusion committee and the faculty/staff inclusion committee are hosting a virtual Zoom series called “Can’t We Just Talk?” The events start on Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. and run early November. They cover an array of topics while maintaining a focus on communication.
Anne LeDuc was a force of nature. She influenced the lives of many George School students during her decades of coaching basketball, swimming, lacrosse, and field hockey at George School. She passed away on October 3, 2020.
Rachel Carey-Harper ’69 is working towards ending racial injustice and credits, in part, George School for helping form the values that led her to work in social justice. “My first major focus was on violence against women, founding the Clothesline Project in 1990,” she wrote. “About eight years later I switched to working on racial justice.”