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A look at what’s happening at Upper School

See page 5 for Middle School, page 7 for Lotspeich & page 9 for Doherty Sophomore Nicole Barresi, freshman Alex Jiang, and sophomore Chris Janidlo performed in the OMEA Southwest Region Orchestra (an auditioned honor orchestra for students in grades 9–12) with the finest young musicians in the Cincinnati/Dayton area on Nov. 18 at Mason High School.

The Chinese I & II Honors students of Yu-Chun Lin earned top honors, including two First Prizes, at the 2012 Greater Cincinnati Area Chinese Singing Competition Nov. 8, sponsored by The Confucius Institute at Miami University and the Department of GREAL at Miami University. One Chinese I Honors class won First Prize in the High School Group (2-6 members) category. Members of the group were Christopher Baggott, Alexander Li, Shannon Murray, and Andrew Wilson.

Foreign Language Department Head/French teacher/college counselor Wynne Curry told us about a collaboration between her students and the sixth grade students of French teacher Jacky Kalubi. “My French III students interviewed a group of Mme Kalubi’s French 6 students about their lives. The Upper Schoolers’ assignment was to write a biography about their students, using the two past tenses and the present, as well as current vocabulary they had recently studied. They used their iPads to take pictures of their sixth graders, combined the photos with the biographies, and gave them to their sixth graders.”

The second Chinese I Honors class won First Prize in the High School Group (6+ members) category. Members of the group were Alyssa Model UN took 30 students to the University of Dayton for the day on Nov. 15, representing the USA, Venezuela, Indonesia, Malawi, and Rwanda. Junior Kayla Kavanaugh won the Distinguished Delegate award for her committee, and seniors Cullen Deimer, John Rowe, and Ellen Coombe received Honorable Mentions for theirs. The theme of the conference was Latin America.

More photos are on page 5. page 4

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Akiyama, Matthew Clayton, James Coyle, Tigar Cyr, Caleigh Griffin, George Karamanoukian, Mehul Patel, Benjamin Pérez, Mekhala Rao, and Juliana Yip-Ono.

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Spirit Shop Open House Friday, November 30 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Showcasing holiday gift-giving items and new spirit wear.

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The Seven Hills Buzz for Nov. 26, 2012  

Seven Hills Buzz Magazine