campus news & notes
Campus News & Notes by Susan Quinn tion, A Communion of Saints, has been published by Anaphora Literary Press.
Julian Bond Returns to George School Civil rights pioneer H. Julian Bond ’57 returned to campus for an all-school assembly and discussions with students and faculty. Julian was joined by Mark K. Updegrove ’80, director of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas who interviewed Julian about his experiences as a politician and civil rights and student activist. Julian has credited George School with introducing him to non-violent social change and individual community service.
International Performances International students attending George School come together each year to present a collection of performances which share elements of their cultures with the community. On Friday, January 13, 2012 students performed traditional and contemporary art forms ranging from a classic hat dance from Vietnam to hip-hop renditions of popular Asian music. A Communion of Saints Published Poet and George School English teacher Terry Culleton has been writing poems about a delightful assortment of quirky fictional saints for about a dozen years. Now that collec-
The Curious George Receives Gold The Curious George, George School’s student newspaper, received Gold Medalist standing from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Gold is the highest level awarded as part of the association’s Scholastic Print News Critique process, which assesses school newspapers in the areas of essentials, verbal, and visual content.
Priscilla Wiggins the Fastest Priscilla Wiggins holds the new Pennsylvania state record in the 1,500-meter race, setting the mark by running in a time of 4 minutes, 57.8 seconds. Earlier this season she qualified for the Indoor State Championships for the one mile race with a time of 5:17.07, joining Chrissy Haney ’12 on the list of George School athletes heading to the Indoor State Championships.
Zany Play Delights Audiences The audience couldn’t stop laughing at Moss Hart and George Kaufman’s comedy, You Can’t Take It with You. “This is the best performance I’ve ever seen on a George School stage—and I’ve seen many,” said one audience member. Varsity Swim Teams Victorious George School’s varsity girls’ and boys’ swim teams defeated Westtown School with the girls’ team posting an 87-83 win and the boys’ team an 89-50 win. In their next league match the boys’ team defeated Abington Friends 81-49, while the girls’ team won 47-18. Costa Rica Trip Highlighted Students shared their Costa Rica service learning experiences at a George School assembly in Walton Center on October 14, 2011. Six students had traveled in the summer with trip leaders and teachers Pacho Gutierrez ’77 and Richard Polgar. At the assembly, as is a school tradition, they presented photos and discussed their experiences with the entire school.
Wrestlers Win FSL Semifinals The varsity boys’ wrestling team defeated Academy of the New Church 40-39 in the Friends Schools League semifinal championships. Aidan Greer ’14, Campbell Alden ’13, Peter Verner ’12, and Tommy Lodge-Yanez ’12 earned pins to give George School the win.
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