On Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22, 2021 George School theater students performed their final theater production of the year, Heathers: the Musical. While the audience was mainly watching the performance from computer screens around the world, more than one-hundred guests, socially distant and masked, were permitted inside Walton Auditorium each night.
George School is pleased to announce that two students, Annika Crawford ’22 and Rhianna Searle ’23, have been named runner ups in the Bucks County High School Poet of the Year contest. “I love poetry for how limitless it is,” said Annika. “While visual art and music are directly sensuous, poetry relies on indirect triggers and symbols to create sensations through imagination. It’s a sort of alchemy. It’s visual and rhythmic.”
The math team competed against several thousands of teams from across the world in the Purple Comet Spring Competition. George School’s team was the top school in Pennsylvania. In the small high school division, the team came in 14th place out of 288 teams and ranks 21 out of 884 teams worldwide.
Hana Oh ’24 won the individual championship as she led the Cougars to a third-place finish in the Friends School League (FSL) Golf Championship on May 11, 2021. Hana shot an 81 to win by 4 strokes over Westtown on the challenging par 71 at White Manor Country Club in Malvern.
George School is pleased to announce that David Xi ’21 will receive a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. All winners of Merit Scholarship awards (Merit Scholar® designees) are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
In fall of 2020, two dozen George School students took part in the Social Innovators Program (SIP) through the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Schoolyard Ventures. The program provides university-level, real-world opportunities for students interested in merging an interest in entrepreneurship with the desire to make a positive impact on society.
George School students received recognition during the month of April at both The Greenfield and Bridge Film Festivals. “We are so excited by the level of honor our students received for their creative works despite this challenging year,” said faculty member Scott Seraydarian ‘90. “Most importantly, we are thrilled about how these films reflect our students’ letting their lives speak.”
The George School Children’s Center (GSCC) is excited to announce that they have achieved a STAR 4 rating with Keystone STARS (Standards, Training/Professional Development, Assistance, Resources and Support), Pennsylvania’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).
Shelby Williams ’21 is the recipient of the Certificate of Accomplishment from The Philadelphia Committee of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. The certificate recognizes the important work she has done to advance racial equity and foster positive race relations within the George School community.
George School has had the honor of having a knowledgeable and skilled research librarian centered in the academic life of the school since 2014. Throughout her years of service, Marion helped maintain a collection of resources that serve the changing needs of George School’s academic program, while also overseeing and participating in all aspects of the school archives.