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News Roundup: Feb. 24, 2017
Posted 02/24/2017 10:00AM

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Greetings from the Hilltop!
Greetings from the Hilltop

Feb. 24, 2017 • Greetings from the Hilltop

 

Petersons honored at Parents Committee event

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Eric and Krista Peterson were the recipients of much admiration and appreciation Friday as the Parents Committee, chaired by Lisa and Francis Molinari P'16, '18, surprised the two with a special tribute luncheon. More than 50 past and present committee members were in attendance. Speakers included past Parents Committee chairs Janette and Robert Macaulay P'12, '14, '16; Lorrie and Tim Burns P'13, '16, '18; Suzanne and George Gebelein '73, P'08, '10, '11; and Betts and Wisner Murray P'07, P'10. Elaine and Steve Bakios P'05, '08 were unable to attend, but Capt. Molinari read their remarks. "Eric and Krista are leaving a great legacy of independent school excellence, St. George's a better place and the institution much stronger," they wrote. Photos from the event are on our Flickr.com page. 

How NASA's historic discovery impacts our classrooms 

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Following NASA's big announcement Wednesday that scientists had discovered "the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star," we thought we'd check in with SG Science Department Chair Bob Wein to see how the story was playing out in the classroom. "The kids in my class were intrigued by the news," Dr. Wein reported. Next month, he said, the class will be studying optics and discuss how the discoveries were actually made. "Roughly speaking it's like looking out from our classroom and seeing the headlights of an oncoming car at Sachuest Point. We detect the planets by noticing that [even just] seven bugs cause the lights to dim periodically," he said. "Amazing, but consistent with what we study." Overall, Dr. Wein said he hopes NASA's historic discovery this week is inspiring. "Hopefully, since our students are the first generation to ever know there are extra-solar planets, they will be motivated to care about some of the bigger questions," he said.

Pottermania hits St. George's

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The cast of "A Very Potter Winter Musical" is gearing up for the show, which opens Thursday for a three-night run. Daisy Mayer '17 stars as Harry. Check out the show page on our website.

Photo contest winner announced 

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Fifth-former Ryan Lee's photo of the Diman Hall dormitory cupola reflected in a puddle was the winner of last week's "I SG" photo contest. "I the minute beauty of our campus that is overlooked during our daily lives," Ryan wrote.

Geronimo Update

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The latest crew of Geronimo arrived back on campus last night following more than three weeks in and around the U.S. Virgin Islands. On Monday the crew had its last marine science class on mangrove ecosystems while tied up in the mangroves in Thunderchief, the ship's inflatable boat. Geronimo next heads to Puerto Rico for a weeklong Spring Break trip March 20-27. Students will get to explore the mainland, then sail to the smaller outlying island of Culebra or to Vieques to explore the area's coral reefs and bioluminescence.

Go Dragons!

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Many Dragon teams are playing Middlesex tomorrow or heading to New England tournaments — and that's cause for a Dragon Pride pep rally! Students will take part in a dunk contest, swim relays and a belly-flop contest — then head to the pool/squash courts lobby for Tuck tonight.

 

We're also looking forward to seeing some of our former Dragons out on the ice tomorrow, as the annual Alumni Hockey Game takes place at 2 p.m. in the Howard Rink. We'll share photos from that event next week.

Alumnus tapped for expertise on history of the U.S. presidency

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Historian and author Seymour "Mike" Morris Jr. '64 was among the distinguished participants in a comprehensive survey on American presidents unveiled last week. The 2017 Presidential Historians Survey, sponsored by CSPAN, garnered its fair share of publicity as it ranks the nation's leaders on a number of criteria, including public persuasion, international relations and economic management.

St. George's trivia contest

Congratulations to last week's trivia contest winner, David Harman '66, who knew that Roy Penny taught English at St. George's from 1966-1985.  

This week's trivia question: Since 1989 the head of school has lived in a house on Faculty Drive down the hill from the chapel. The head of school's home is named after whom? (Full name, please!) The first person to respond with the correct answer wins a coupon for $10 off a purchase from the school store. Good luck!

Palm Beach, Fla.
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2/28/2017

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Santa Monica, Calif.

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3/14/17

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San Francisco, Calif.

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3/15/17

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Boston, Mass.

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4/6/17

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Washington, D.C.

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4/12/17

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Bermuda

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4/18/17

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Glen Cove/Locust Valley, N.Y.

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4/27/17 

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All upcoming events are listed on the Alumni page of our website. To RSVP, email us here.

 

To view photos of recent St. George's events, visit our Flickr page.

 

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