Tune in on your phone or computer tomorrow to listen to the varsity football team take on the Zebras of Groton School at home at 3 p.m. The Dragons are coming off a hard-fought 7-0 victory last Saturday again Roxbury Latin, which brought them to 4-1 on the season. The audio broadcast, available at www.localsportsproductions.com/livestream, begins at 2:55 p.m. If you haven’t listened to one of these broadcasts you’re missing some chills and thrills!
We were super excited to begin unveiling our latest videos on Facebook this morning. The six-part series has been produced to show off the unique passions and talents of our current students. This morning we posted the first of these special profiles — of school prefect and football player Isaac McCray ’17, who featured prominently in the Dragons’ stunning 2015 undefeated season. The video series also highlights St. George’s new, innovative curriculum, which allows students the flexibility to pursue individual interests and to learn in new ways and new settings. We’ll be unveiling one of these videos per week on social media. During this busy admission season, we hope they’ll also be a timely addition to our website.
The Alumni Office was on the road this week …
Director of Alumni Relations Bill Douglas teamed up with Director of Signature Programs Allison de Horsey to host a young alumni reception in San Francisco Tuesday evening. Several Bay Area alumni from the classes of 2003-2011 gathered at Tacolicious in the Marina District to reconnect with their fellow Dragons. Allison (right) was also able to share the latest news about our distinctive programs and off-campus academic opportunities for current students. View photos from the reception on our Flickr.com page.
On Wednesday night, members of the Advancement team were on hand for a reception in Houston to honor Head of School Eric Peterson and his wife, Krista, Senior Associate Director of Admission (right, with hosts Nancy and David Randall ’82, P’18). The event drew about 45 guests to the lovely Bayou Club of Houston. Photos are on our Flickr.com page.
Also during the swing to Texas, Advancement Officer Natalia do Couto got to connect with Anna Schroeder ’09 and Rice University students Bethany Fowler ’13 and Hannah Todd ’14. Anna has been working at Bank of America since June 2013, most recently as a commercial associate. Bethany, a Newport native, is a dual major in math and ecology and hopes to do work related to environment and oceanography back here in Rhode Island, where she volunteers for Save the Bay. Hannah is a double major in Spanish and pre-med who hopes to do her grad school in public health before going into medical school. “And both love Rice!” Natalia noted.
We celebrated cultural differences at our annual International Chapel yesterday morning (right). Nine students, along with new French teacher Audrey Lamou, spoke about their experiences growing up outside the United States or about being first-generation Americans with immigrant parents. Sixteen percent of St. George’s student body is international, with 17 countries represented this year.
Catherine Farmer ’15 was featured on the Duke University “Fashion Exchange” Facebook page this week. “The self is political. For me, fashion is an opportunity to unapologetically express my interests, my past and my identity. The way I dress allows me to claim space as a black woman on campus,” Catherine said.
Aquidneck Island is our classroom …
On Thursday morning students in Holly Williams’ honors biology class (right) decamped to the beach from the Academic Center for an open-air lab experiment. The lesson had the students comparing and contrasting water samples from Second Beach and the Maidford River. “The idea was to apply what they are learning about basic chemistry to the biological world. In other words, how are organisms influenced by the non-living factors in their environment,” Holly said. The students measured things like salinity, nitrate concentration, dissolved oxygen, pH and temperature. “It was super chilly out there this morning and the students were great sports, jumping right in!”
Congratulations to Jordan Watson ’10 for knowing how to track Geronimo on our website. Did you know you can always find out where the boat is by visiting this page?
This week’s trivia question … The St. George’s Archives, located on the first floor of the Hill Library, are a revered treasure here on campus. And we here in the Communications Office are particularly indebted to our school archivist, who continually provides us with incredible vintage photos and historical data for special projects, such as our Military Scholars Program video and Throwback Thursday posts on Facebook and Instagram. Who is this wonderful SG archivist who has served the school in several capacities since 1983? The first one to respond with the correct answer wins a coupon for $10 off a purchase from the SG Bookstore. Good luck!
Save the dates for:
• The Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Middlesex Weekend: 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 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• The Alumni Hockey Game: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
• Our Washington, D.C., reception, hosted by Tucker ’87 and Susie Carlson ’87, P’15 ’18: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Our Glen Cove/Locust Valley area reception, hosted by David and Lisa Scully ’81, P’15, ’18, ’19: Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Our Bermuda reception, hosted by Calista and Jamie Todd P’18: April 18, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Alumni Weekend 2017: May 19-21, 2017
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To view photos from recent St. George's events, visit our Flickr page.
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