Competing with more than two hundred groups, George School’s Amnesty International Club is one of eight winners of the 2020 ActivismX challenge. ActivismX is an initiative that encourages students to take action for human rights after returning to school campuses each fall. This year, projects focused on the AIUSA RightsNow! campaign, which puts human rights concerns at the center of the hardships caused by COVID-19.
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 George School Math Team is off to a great start at the beginning of the 2020-2021 math competition season. The team beat Malvern Prep in a local competition 35-15. And 35 was the maximum score possible during that meet. Earlier the team played in the opening round of the national Math Madness competition and beat a Missouri school 38 (out of 40) to 20. This past week, the team defeated a Californian school 39 to 20.
George School students will perform The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. as their fall theater production. A big difference this year is that while some students will be there in-person, others will be performing virtually from home.
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.