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.
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George School to Honor the Life and Legacy of Dr. King
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.
George School is elated to announce that Shiyong (David) Xi ’21 and Ellen Zhang ’21 were named semifinalists this fall in the Sixty-Sixth National Merit Scholarship Program. Seven other seniors—Ryan Bencivengo ’21, Ziyou (Milano) Hu ’21, Siyuan (Justin) Liu ’21, Aniketh Phalcomepely ’21, Jackson Swartz ’21, Ilinca Vilceanu ’21, and Sean Whalen ’21— received National Merit Letters of Commendation. Chris Toala ’21 was selected as a National Recognition Program: Hispanic Scholar.
George School’s student newspaper, Curious George, is back again with its first edition for the 2020-2021 school year. The club quickly made the switch to digital last spring due to the pandemic and has continued publishing in the digital format ever since.