George School is once again pleased to share the exciting results of the 2020 International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement tests. This year, fifty-five George School seniors were IB candidates and fifty-two students earned their diplomas, maintaining George School’s ten-year 95 percent completion rate.
The 2020-2021 school year began on Monday, August 31, 2020, but for the first time in George School’s history, students met their teachers and classmates through a computer screen, not in the classroom, for the start of school.
For former George School English Teacher Terry Culleton, retirement has meant a period of great productivity as he further hones his craft as a published poet. His poem “Viparinama” is the featured poem in the September issue of the literary journal Better Than Starbucks.
While George School’s annual college fair may have looked a bit different this year, there was still much to do and see thanks to the careful planning of the College Counseling team.
George School is excited to announce the formation of The George School Hall of Athletic Honor, which will soon honor an inaugural round of inductees. The mission statement reads, “The George School Hall of Athletic Honor exists to recognize and honor George School student-athletes, coaches, teams, alumni, and sports contributors for their achievements and/or contributions to George School athletics.”
Virginia sculptor, gallerist, and self-storage business owner Matthew Fine ’82 was recently appointed head of the Runnymede Corporation, a commercial real estate company founded by his grandfather in 1958. Matthew is not new to Runnymede, or to the Norfolk/Virginia Beach region. He has served on the company board for more than 30 years.
Nene Aïssatou Diallo ’14 was highlighted in the New York Times article “Newark Artists, Thriving Amid Crisis and Catharsis,” along with others who are finding innovative ways to create art and meaning during the pandemic.
George School Science Teacher, Bob Fest participated in the annual Global Teaching Dialogue Conference sponsored by the US Department of State. Bob joined other teachers and global education experts to share best practices for globalizing curricula, implementing virtual exchanges, and learning from and sharing educational strategies with colleagues in other countries.
Last spring, George School’s college counseling office hosted, Exploring and Celebrating the Path to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a virtual panel discussion introducing students to HBCUs and their unique distinctions.