On Monday, January 17, 2022, the George School community participated in special programming and community service projects in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day.
With many schools turning to online learning this year, Ian Hopkins ’22 decided to help those that need help with the adjustment to learning remotely. “My dad and I realized that now more than ever kids are struggling to learn in their online school environments,” said Ian.
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.
George School will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beginning Sunday, January 17, 2021, with two days of special programming with Rosetta Lee and Daniel Hunter.
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.
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.
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.
Celeste Huang-Menders ’22, along with her siblings Alexander Huang-Menders and Christian Huang, have created a new website ShareSomeCare.com in response to the current global pandemic.
George School was honored in Hanoi, Vietnam on Friday, June 21, 2019 for our help in establishing a strong friendship with the Vietnam-US Society (VUS). The award was presented to faculty members Ralph Lelii, Chéri Mellor, and Carter Sio ’76 for their ongoing support of the program and many visits to the country.
Passionate about the ongoing crisis of refugees worldwide, activist Celeste Huang ’22 uses a camera not only to document their struggles, but to provide them a measure of solace.