George School is thrilled to announce that Ellen Zhang ’21 and David Xi ’21 have been named national merit finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Ellen and David are two of 16,000 students selected from across the country to receive this honor.
A special Lunar New Year celebration took place on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Main Lobby. Lunar New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.
With many schools turning to online learning this year, Ian Hopkins ’22 decided to help those that need help with the adjustment to learning remotely. “My dad and I realized that now more than ever kids are struggling to learn in their online school environments,” said Ian.
George School, in partnership with the Friends Schools League (FSL), is pleased to announce the resumption of interscholastic league competition in basketball and swimming effective immediately and continuing through mid-March.
George School Senior Angelo Leon ’21 has been selected to receive the Mini Maxwell Award. Each year, the Mini Maxwell Awards are presented to high school football players based on academics, on-field performance, and commitment to community service.
Recently, twelve George School students took part in Yale University’s Model UN. This event is typically held in New Haven on Yale’s campus, but was held virtually this year due to the pandemic.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced that Maya Thompson ’21 is one of nearly five hundred high school seniors selected as semifinalists for the prestigious Cooke College Scholarship Program.
On January 24th, the George School community came together to enjoy a small reprieve from the pandemic through music. The Winter Instrumental Concert was made possible because of the meticulous planning by music faculty, David Nolan.
On Thursday, January 14th a special guest speaker became the subject of an unexpected tribute during Aaron Good’s Intensive Peace Studies of the American Century class. Students had been studying the tragic 1965 massacre of 500,000 to 2,000,000 Indonesians.
For almost a decade, Pranav has honed an expert eye for Lego sets, buying them for retail and later reselling them for profit once the set “retires.” Pranav donates 100 percent of the profits that he makes to nonprofit organizations. To date, he has made contributions totaling over $100,000.