George School students celebrated the Lunar New Year with festivities starting on Monday, February 4, 2019 and lasting throughout the week. Events included a day-long celebration in the Barash Room, a community celebration in Main Lobby, and a trip to Philadelphia’s Chinatown.
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George School Celebrates Hall of Athletic Honor Inductees
The Environmental Stewardship Oversight Committee (ESOC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 George School Green Initiative Contest. A total of forty-five students entered the contest and submitted twenty-seven proposals.
Anthony Verleysen ’12 and his sister Sabrina Verleysen ’14 have created Project Buku Buku (Book Book), an international book drive to collect English novels for under-resourced Muslim boarding schools in Central Java, Indonesia.
Kabir Chopra ’09 recently starred in the off-Broadway hit Queen at the Astoria Performing Arts Center in New York. Queen tells the story of two female scientists, Sanam and Ariel, who have spent the past seven years researching vanishing bee populations across the globe.
Ransacker is the most ambitious novel yet from author Emmy Laybourne ’89. The story follows the coming-of-age of Sissel Hemstad, a young Norwegian immigrant living in 1886 Montana with ancient Viking magic running in her blood. It is a companion novel to her previous novel, Berserker.
Eight George School students have been selected to appear in the 2019 Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Due to the expected inclement weather on Monday, January 21, 2019, George School has made changes to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service schedule.
BroadwayCon is a three-day fan convention for the Broadway and theater community held in New York City. The convention was started in 2016 by the original members of the cast of RENT. It has since become an annual meeting for directors, producers, actors, musicians, dancers, and more to attend panels and workshops, meet cast members, and share their appreciation for theater.
For Jake McNichol ’12, skating was a big part of his childhood. “I started skating when I was twelve,” he said.
George School has kicked off the Great Green Give, a massive fundraising challenge culminating on Friday, February 8, 2019. This year, Trustee Brian Wise ’93 has challenged the George School community to generate gifts from 900 donors by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 8, in order to unlock his $50,000 gift to the School.