A 28-year-old swim record set by Laura Stack de Ramel '90 in 1989 was toppled on Saturday when sixth-former Rozie Moylan completed a stunning race at the Hoyt Pool. Swimming the grueling 500-freestyle during a meet with Windsor School and Kingwood-Oxford, Rozie clocked in at more than five seconds faster than the existing record, setting a new benchmark of 5:22:19. Read more here.
Fifth-former lands a place in unique Stanford University course
Angel Yang '18 was at the visiting the Elms on Bellevue Avenue, enjoying some time off with her father recently when she got some great news: She'd been admitted to a prestigious program at Stanford University to study Japanese history and culture. One of just 27 students across the globe to be admitted to The Reischauer Scholars Program, Angel began the online course for high school students last week. Read more here.
Student's scientific research published in professional online database
Science teacher Holly Williams called it one of her "proudest moments as a teacher" when she shared news Monday that data gathered by Caroline Billyard '17 during an independent-study project will be published on an important science website this week. Caroline, who designed her own study of plant DNA with Mrs. Williams last spring, submitted her DNA sequences to GenBank, a national database for DNA sequences and other genetic information. Now the two received word from GenBank that one of Caroline's sequences has been validated and "is now an actual sequence that could be cited" in scientific studies. Wow! Mrs. Williams explains further: "The gene is for an enzyme that is found in all plants and is part of the Calvin Cycle of Photosynthesis." Congratulations, Caroline! Watch our video on Caroline and her work on our Vimeo channel.
Howard Rink takes on a new hue
It was a great day for the girls' varsity hockey team Wednesday. Not only did the girls post a 4-2 win over BB&N, they "pinked the rink" and raised money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Way to go, girls!!
SG trivia contest
Congratulations to last week's trivia contest winner, Briggs Elwell '06, who knew that the common room in the Buell/Wheeler dormitory complex is named in honor of the poet and SG alumnus Ogden Nash.
This week's trivia question: When Laura Stack '90 set her record time for the 500-free in 1989, who was her swim coach? The first person to respond with the correct answer wins a coupon for $10 off a purchase from the SG Bookstore.