Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: Sept. 30, 2016
Posted 09/30/2016 03:00PM

SEpt. 30, 2016

Greetings from the Hilltop!

Thanks to Crawford Hill ’70, the fall Geronimo crew (right) recently had a great visit to La Herradura, Spain, where they were hosted by the staff of the Spanish language immersion program, Centro El Mar. The students were able to learn about the local area and culture through a marine science workshop that included snorkeling, a visit to the old town of Almuñecar and a trip to the Alpujarras.
Crawford (left) is the co-owner of Chill Expeditions, an educational travel company that partners with Centro for some of its programs in Spain. Geronimo Captain Mike Dawson said students were thrilled with the visit. “Having traveled most of the Med coast of Spain — this may be the best place we have been to,” he said.
Dragon déjà vu: SG alumna Hillary Wein ’11, now living and working in Costa Rica, was recently an intern at Centro.

The a cappella groups, the SG orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble have been in heavy rehearsal mode for the last few weeks in preparation for tonight’s Family Weekend festivities in the Field House. The event, which includes an address by Head of School Eric Peterson along with several performances by the musical groups, is always a highlight of the fall season.
Tomorrow, family members will be attending classes, meeting with teachers and advisors, and participating in a range of workshops, which include topics such as SG’s ongoing in-house research with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, new expectations for homework, and why the science teachers are loving the new SG Academic Center.
To kick off the weekend, the Parents Committee and new parents gathered for a welcome reception last night at the Audrain Auto Museum in Newport. The event, hosted by the Parents Committee and the Advancement Office, brought together about 135 guests.

Dragons in College:
Theresa Salud ’13, who is in her senior year at Rutgers University working on her bachelor’s degree, just joined the Google Community Leaders Program in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The program's focus is to increase digital literacy in communities throughout the United States. Teresa (right), a class correspondent and winner of the SG Medal at Prize Day, is majoring in business analytics and information technology.
• Director of College Counseling Kelly Richards got to meet up with Liv Soares ’16 at Ohio State last weekend. Liv (right) is No. 19 on the Bucks' women's hockey team, which opens its season today at RPI in Troy, N.Y. Go Liv!

On Monday, we welcomed visiting teaching artist Margaret Kline to campus. Ms. Kline, a recently retired teacher from Santa Cruz, Calif., is a veteran director of more than 400 student theater productions. Here on the Hilltop for the week, she’s been working with students in Theater Department Chair Sarah Ploskina’s English and theater classes.

If a striking blue sculpture catches your eye when you’re reading the September/October edition of New England Home magazine, it may be because it’s a piece by our own Art Department chair Mike Hansel ’76. Mike’s work (right) is on view at PS Gallery in Wellfleet, Mass., through early November.

Wherever you are, you can cheer on the Dragons football team tomorrow. The team’s game against St. Mark’s will be broadcast on internet radio, at, beginning at 4:25 p.m. It’s the Dragons’ first ISL matchup of the season. Last Friday’s 48-14 rout of Portsmouth Abbey School drew approximately 150 fans to the broadcast.

Congratulations to last week’s trivia contest winner Andrew McLaughlin ’99, who knew that Director of Admission Ryan Mulhern ’91 once played for the Washington Capitals. This week’s trivia question: What are the names of St. George’s all-male and all-female very talented a cappella groups? The first to respond with the correct answer wins $10 off a purchase from the SG Bookstore. Good luck!


Save the dates for:
• Our London reception, hosted by Stanton McLean ’90, at the 5 Hertford Street Club in Mayfair: Monday, Oct. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Our Houston reception, hosted by Nancy and David Randall ’82, P'18, at the Bayou Club of Houston on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Our annual NYC reception for alumni and parents, hosted by Joe Hoopes ’62, at the New York Yacht Club: Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Middlesex Weekend and Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12
• Our Chicago reception, hosted by Christopher Bahr and Paget Reed Bahr ’86, at the Racquet Club of Chicago: Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6-8 p.m.
• Our Washington, D.C., reception, hosted by Tucker '87 and Susie Carlson '87, P'15'18, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
• The Alumni Hockey Game: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
• Alumni Weekend 2017: May 19-21, 2017

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