Scholastic Writing Awards

Congratulations to juniors (from left) Lucia Rondini, Lisa Wong, and Emma Keuler, who won a total of four state writing awards from the Scholastic Writing Competition, including two Gold Keys. In addition, Wong received a Gold Medal and the American Voices Medal for her short story, “Silence is the Loudest Scream.” The American Voices Medal is the highest regional honor that is given to one … Continue reading Scholastic Writing Awards

Scholastic Art Awards

A USM record-setting 19 students won a total of 31 state recognition awards from the Scholastic Art Competition, including six Gold Keys and seven Silver Keys. Congratulations to back row, from left Gianna Huff ’22, Qiufeng Rui ’20, Duncan Petrie ’19, Afiya Quryshi ’20, Kristen Chou ’19, Lana Stone ’22, Aidanne DePoy ’20, Xizhe Liu ’20; middle row, from left Elizabeth Borg ’20, Madeleine Megal … Continue reading Scholastic Art Awards

Superheroes Soar in 6th Grade

A collaborative unit including English, theatre arts, and visual arts classes yielded a fun evening of creative expression amongst 6th graders. Students wrote monologues and performed them in front of guests, and created superhero drawings that focused on body proportion, muscle structure, and costume design as part of the ComicCon event. Continue reading Superheroes Soar in 6th Grade

Arts Live 2019

Students celebrated art in all its forms during the sixth annual Arts Live event in April. From visual arts to music and performing arts, students in all divisions participated in a wide range of activities to showcase their work and talent. Parents were invited to stay for the whole day and enjoy a delicious dinner from various food trucks, and the evening concluded with an … Continue reading Arts Live 2019

Tough Act to Follow

Upper School theatre students presented “The Drowsy Chaperone,” in March. In the musical parody, Adolpho (pictured here and played by Donn Rhys Mondano ’22) is a bumbling Latin lothario hired to lure star showgirl Janet Van De Graaff (played by Margaret Stewart ’19) away from her fiancé. “The cast and I enjoyed the process of creating shtick characters and routines that result in a fun-loving, … Continue reading Tough Act to Follow