Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: Dec. 16, 2016
Posted 12/16/2016 01:00PM

Weekly News


Dec. 16, 2016

Greetings from the Hilltop!

The Zamboni and the lobbies at the Cabot-Harman Ice Center were getting tricked out with Dragon graphics yesterday — just in time for the start of the annual Howard Ice Hockey Tournament later today. Both the girls’ and boys’ varsity teams will be playing in the tournament, which runs through tomorrow. Game schedules are on our website. Meanwhile the girls’ basketball team will tip off against Portsmouth Abbey, Suffield Academy and Greenwich Academy in SG’s two-day annual holiday tournament in the van Beuren Gymnasium.

St. George’s ongoing collaboration with education researchers at Harvard University is highlighted in the latest newsletter from Research Schools International. Director of the Merck-Horton Center for Teaching and Learning Tom Callahan partnered with Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Christina Hinton to explore the topic: “How can educators help students develop that intrinsic motivation to learn?” Tom shares his experience teaching the psychology course at St. George’s. Read the article here.

The Class of 2017 has been kickin’ it old school. The sixth-formers were proudly wearing their vintage-inspired letter sweaters last Friday when newly named 12th Head of School Alixe Callen (right) was touring the SG Academic Center Friday. Alixe visited several classes and met with faculty and staff following our special announcement of her appointment in Madeira Hall.

Geronimo broke two records when it completed its 21-day transatlantic journey this past weekend. At 3,031 nautical miles, the trip from the Canary Islands to Grenada was the longest taken by the boat in the 42-year history of the program. It also took Geronimo farther south than it has ever been. It was an amazing experience for the crew, which included eight current students.

Dragons in college:

   • Linebacker Tyshon Henderson ’13 (right) earned All-American honors as Second Team on the offensive line for the Clark Atlanta Panthers. Tyshon, a Newark, New Jersey, native who recently transferred to Clark from UMass, graded out at 90 percent for his blocking while playing every snap of the season at left tackle, according to HBCU. Tyshon had never played football before he arrived at St. George’s in 2009. Hats off to coach John Mackay for helping to get Tyshon to the big time — and congratulations, Tyshon!
   • Harvard hockey goalie Beth Larcom ’16 (right) earned ECAC Rookie of the Week honors for her standout debut performance in the net against Colgate earlier this month. Beth stopped 41 shots, helping earn the Crimson a tie in a 3-3 decision in overtime. “The 41 stops are the most for a Crimson netminder in her Harvard debut in program history,” the university reports.

Congratulations to our latest trivia contest winner Riley Freeman ’15, who as an actor in last year’s Mummers’ Play was able to correctly finish off these lines from the script: “I am a learned Doctor, though some may call me quack/And I have special medicines inside my little sack/A sprinkle here, a sprinkle there, a sigh above the eyes/And now I’ll say my magic words to ... make the dead man rise!” ... Those exact lines were recited last night as the 105th annual Christmas Festival for the school community took place in the chapel and King Hall. Sebastian Haynes ’20 (right) played the jester. ... The SG Chapel Choir sounded magnificent at the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday night. Listen to a playlist of the hymns on our website. For even more Christmas tunes, check out our playlist on YouTube of music videos from the Christmas Chapel Service last Thursday.

Earlier this week, in the midst of hauling out some Christmas decorations, we discovered some old Middlesex Weekend banners that have no class year on them. Can you help us identify which class created one of them – and perhaps who was the brainchild behind the design? Thank you!

This week’s trivia question: The subfreezing temperatures this morning prevented one of St. George’s clubs from performing its traditional culinary favor for students before they departed for Christmas break. Which club are we talking about? The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a coupon for $10 off a purchase in the SG Bookstore.

Speaking of the bookstore … if you place an order before the end of the day on Tuesday, we’ll make sure we get your merchandise to you before Christmas. Thanks for including some Dragon gear in your gift-giving plans!


Save the dates for:
• Our Seoul, Korea, reception, hosted by Mr. Kangki Lee & Mrs. Yoon Kyung Cho P’18, and Mr. Junsung Gwon & Mrs. Jennifer Shin P’17 at Samcheonggak: Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m.
• Our Austin, Texas reception: Friday, Jan. 20, location TBD
• Our Charleston, S.C., reception, hosted by Dawn and Bear Dyke ’87: Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Mira Winery Tasting Room, from 6-8 p.m.
• The Alumni Hockey Game: Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.
• Our Palm Beach, Fla., reception, hosted by Christopher and Binkie McSweeney Orthwein ’94, at the Sailfish Club of Florida: Wednesday, March 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Our Boston reception, hosted by George and Kathy Putnam P’11 at the Somerset Club: Thursday, April 6, from 6-8 p.m.
• 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 Bermuda reception, hosted by Calista and Jamie Todd P’18, at the Bermuda Yacht Club: Tuesday, April 18, 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.
Alumni Weekend 2017: May 19-21, 2017

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