NE W S & EVENTS A-Caroling They Would Go Lower School music classes took their talents outside the classroom in December, to spread holiday cheer around campus. They went caroling around the Lower School, administration offices and even to the technology Help Desk, with songs from “Joy to the World” to U2’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” with some Spanishlanguage carols mixed in, too. “Most students were unfamiliar with the concept of caroling,” music teacher Bethany Dunford said. But, she added, “It was a way students could give and receive without spending any money.” Music teacher David Muñiz said, “Part of our motivation was to provide students with more performance opportunities — this is especially important as we look forward to the completion of the Fine Arts building.”
Brain Buzz Lower School was buzzing the second week of March, with some friendly academic competition. Brain Buzz is an annual tradition that pits members of the different houses against each other in a game-show type activity. Topics included math, Spanish and English, as well as International Baccalaureatespecific information. Congratulations to the Wright house – they did their namesake, S. Bolling Wright, right by winning the most games over the week of daily competitions.
Memorial Mural A new mural, added last December to the Upper School entranceway, honors the memory of the late ASF student Ricardo Trejo. A group of Ricardo’s friends created the design using different elements that represented him as a unique individual. One of the most prominent features is the orange and purple sun, those being his favorite colors. The sun references the song used for the title of the painting: Here Comes the Sun. The students spent an entire year working on the mural, finishing in time for the one-year memorial. On that day, Upper School students gathered for a moment of silence and released balloons, as string instruments played “Here Comes the Sun.”
Daniel Justo, Andrea Sanchez, Camila Ocejo, Bernardo Barzana, Seung Ho Cha and Michelle Gallo pose by the mural they created in honor of Ricardo Trejo.
Focus Spring 2011: The Green Issue