On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Ava Navarro ’18 signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to join Duke University’s fencing team. Her parents, grandparents, friends, and coaches joined in the celebration at the Fitness and Athletics Center.
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Three George School students were named to the Friends Schools League All-League Team: Jordan Valdepenas-Mellor ’19, Phil Cavallo ’18, and Logan Hillegas ’18. Eric Yu ’19 received an honorable mention.
Photographer Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick will show Darkness Illuminated, a collection of photos from early in her career, in the Walton Auditorium Gallery. A gallery talk and reception will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Teachers opened their classrooms to their peers earlier this month to encourage each other and share different instruction techniques. Three different classes were open for teachers in the areas of math, Spanish, and English.
Mary Jane Mikuriya ’52 broke the mold when it came to what was expected of her. Brown University recently profiled her and posted a recording of Mary Jane sharing her early experiences with prejudice and pushing through adversity as part of a project titled “Brown Women Speak.”
Students studying natural sciences visited the famous Hawk Mountain Sanctuary to watch the annual hawk migration. The sanctuary is renowned as the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and is a coveted location to study bird migration patterns.
George School has joined an exclusive club in the world of ceramic arts, as one of only a handful of educational institutions with its own wood-fired kiln. Construction of the kiln was completed earlier this year; however, the inaugural fire was not lit until October as part of the festivities of Harvest Weekend.
For five decades Meredith Monk ’60 has paved her own path in the art world, creating wordless vocal masterpieces, which have graced stages in New York and internationally. Her compositions have recently earned her one of the most prestigious honors an artist can receive, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.
David Pica, an actor with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, spent a week on campus teaching students how to see Shakespeare’s works the way they were meant to be, on the stage.
On Saturday, October 21, 2017, parents were invited to listen to the annual address by Head of School Sam Houser as part of the Parents Visiting Day activities.