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George School Students Place at Video Contest

David Xi ’21 and Eric Guo ’21 entered their film, Seeger’s Seek of Truth and won third place in the Robert F. Kennedy Speak Truth to Power Video Contest. Winning videos historically premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, but this year was moved to a virtual event. 

Argo Published by George School Students

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.

Film Students Capture Three Awards at Greenfield

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.

Miranda Dobkin ’21 Wins National Medal for Short Story

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.

The Virtual Classroom: A Glimpse of Life in Quarantine

When the students in Danielle Picard-Sheehan’s photography classes left for spring break, they never imagined that their assignments might turn into a reflection of the Coronavirus pandemic. With the move to remote learning, the students were asked to create a photo essay of eighteen images that investigated parts of their lives.

Film Students Shine at Bridge Film Festival

George School film students were recognized for their work in the 2020 Bridge Film Festival, an international showcase that centers on Quaker values and spotlights the work of film students at Friends Schools. Spicey Spices,...

The Virtual Classroom: Filming the Waiting Game

Many of Scott’s students worked on a remote film assignment called “The Waiting Game” when the spring term turned virtual. This assignment was designed to be completed within the limited access to cast, crew, and equipment imposed by socially distanced learning. The assignment itself was to create a short film that featured three inanimate objects that are waiting for something.

Owen Buxton ’20 Illustrates Friends During Quarantine

Owen Buxton ’20 has found solace during these unprecedented times through his artwork. His illustrations started as a personal project, but his Senior Studio teacher Jō Adachi encouraged him to continue creating them throughout the rest of the term.

The Virtual Classroom: Ceramics

Ceramics teacher Amedeo Salamoni faces a different kind of challenge in his virtual classroom since students can’t meet in the studio. He gave his classes an assignment to design a vessel using everyday objects found...
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