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.
Since the start of the pandemic, George School’s Environmental Services Department has overcome challenges such as product shortages and increased cleaning and sanitizing protocols. As the department’s leader, Mike Jowder, has been at the forefront of many of these new precautions keeping our community safe—and most of us have never even met him.
George School’s ceramics teacher, Amedeo Salamoni, and alumna Claire Schmucker ’20 contributed to works exhibited as part of the Clay Arts Vegas Collaborative International Exhibition, a travelling exhibit currently on display at the University of North Dakota en route to Auckland, New Zealand.
2020 was a difficult year for many, especially for those separated from loved ones. Nadira Talayee ’22 and her two sisters are from Afghanistan and are all studying in different parts of the United States. George School, along with the Dublin School in New Hampshire, made efforts to reconnect the sisters last summer while neither of them could travel home due to pandemic restrictions.
English faculty, Shantel Hubert, is presenting, The Intersection Between the Veiled and the Masked: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, a virtual program held on February 21 through the Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
While the pandemic has affected everyone in some way, our international student population has faced particular challenges. In a recent conversation with Co-Director of Admission Kim Major, we focused on how international admissions in particular has been adapting during this time.
When the way forward is hard to see, George School is a light for me, and I hope it is for you as well. We will continue to align our work with the work of justice. We will continue to acquire knowledge for the beautiful sake of learning and to use that knowledge to benefit our diverse world.
George School’s College Counseling team has been working tirelessly to make sure students continue to get the guidance they need amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Recently, the department hosted Junior Night with College Counseling, a virtual event for juniors and their families to discuss navigating the application process throughout the pandemic.