In a recent opinion piece on ScientificAmerican.com, Sarah Dunphy-Lelii ’96 explored “The Weirdness of Watching Yourself on Zoom” from the standpoint of cognitive development. The chair of Bard College’s psychology program discussed how young children’s growing understanding of their own image evolves into adult perceptions of themselves in mirrors and now, the ubiquitous Zoom chat.
Lauren Hanna ’21 committed to play women’s soccer at Hamilton University for coach Colette Gilligan. As a George School Cougar, Lauren has been a four-year varsity starter on the varsity girls’ soccer team and has been an outstanding leader for her teammates.
Ellie Halstrick ’23 presented her research paper on mass transit systems in Costa Rica at the World Food Prize Pennsylvania Youth Institute on July 10, 2020. Ellie, David Shields ‘23, and Stoney Xu ’23 qualified to participate in the conference by submitting their capstone projects from their AP Human Geography course taught by history teacher Sara Shreve-Price.
With the switch to distance learning impacting most areas of academic and social life last March, George School students who belong to the Argo club still worked together to publish the Spring/Summer 2020 edition of Argo, the campus arts and literature magazine.
Head of School Sam Houser served as a panelist during the webinar Coronavirus and Education in Aspen & America presented by Aspen Mastermind on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Panelists discussed topics such as the long-term educational and psychological effects of remote learning for students.
George School film students were recognized for their work in the Greenfield Youth Film Festival, a showcase for films six minutes or shorter in length produced by high school students in the greater Philadelphia area. Julia Carrigan ’20 and Eric Guo ’21 took home first and second place in the documentary film category, and Jalsa Drinkard ’20 and Julia took the prize for the best screenplay.
George School’s Miranda Dobkin ’21 was recently awarded a National Silver Medal by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her short story, “The Death of the Mind.” The 2020 scholastic awards received around 320,00 works of art and writing from over 110,00 students. Receiving a National Medal puts Miranda in the top 1% of these submissions.