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George School Celebrates 126th Commencement
Students, faculty, and staff are finding creative ways to have fun during the current quarantine. Students living on campus are learning new skills from their dorm parents. Check out some of the activities that keep our George School community connected.
George School is launching a twelve-week Social Innovators Program through a partnership with The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Schoolyard Ventures, an organization that develops university-level, real-world learning opportunities for ambitious high school students.
Cuba expert and retired George School History Teacher, Fran Bradley joined Ben Croucher’s IB HL History Class for an insightful Q&A session over Zoom. Fran took his first group of George School students to Cuba to visit a Quaker community in 1978.
The George School Alphas Math Team took first place in the Pennsylvania High School 1-1200 category with a score of 25 out of 30 on the Purple Comet Math Meet. Perhaps more impressively, the team tied for sixth place worldwide in the HS 1-1200 competition.
All freshman Chemistry classes presented “Kitchen Chemistry” projects to demonstrate gas law concepts to their classmates. From “The Can Crusher,” to the classic “Mentos and Diet Coke,” Students in Alyssa McGarvey’s class used an online platform called VoiceThread to share their work.
On Saturday, May 16th, prospective students and their families are invited to attend a Virtual “First Look” at George School. This event will feature a live panel with current George School students, faculty members, and the Admissions team.
On Sunday, May 24 we will celebrate our Class of 2020 at a virtual commencement ceremony. The ceremony will begin with our traditional music, Appalachian Spring. Head of School Sam Houser will deliver the commencement address, followed by a student invocation. The names of each graduate will be called, and, technology permitting, we hope to have each student join the ceremonies live when named. Throughout there will be student performances.
Devin Vandenberg ’23 shared her recent virtual learning experience using online platforms, such as the video game Minecraft, for her Stagecraft class. Scott Crandall first asked his students to pick a play that intrigues them. From there, students discussed the different elements of the play—lighting, objects, sounds, visuals, props, and more. After identifying those elements, they began building sets designs.
In a time of excruciating loss for small businesses, Meg Hagele ’88 worrying most for her employees. Meg was recently interviewed about her two High Point Café locations and her experience so far in this pandemic.