Ms. Graham Goes to Washington

In May, Evelyn Graham ’23 and her classmates embarked on the pinnacle experience of their 8th grade year—the week-long trip to Washington, D.C. Graham shares her favorite moments from the trip, and how it impacted her understanding of our country. By Evelyn Graham 23. Every year, the 8th grade class has the incredible opportunity to take a week-long trip to Washington, D.C. My classmates and … Continue reading Ms. Graham Goes to Washington

Ticket to Ride

In the beginning of this past school year I was approached by Ryan Kennedy ’19, who had a lofty goal. He had recently rescued a rusty, old, barely-functioning bike from a dumpster and wanted to recycle it into a battery-operated, electric bike capable of sustaining speeds of 25 miles per hour, for a nominal cost. He asked me if he could work on this project … Continue reading Ticket to Ride

A Look Ahead: National Signing Day

Students announced their collegiate commitments at a special signing day ceremony in April. Four seniors were joined by family and friends to celebrate their successes and wish them well in college. Congratulations to: Keegan Kubicki (standing), basketball at Aurora University; and (seated, from left) Ashley Vogel, equestrian at Southern Methodist University; Kristen Chou, track and field at Williams College; and Gabrielle Turer, hockey at St. … Continue reading A Look Ahead: National Signing Day

Going Viral

For the sixth annual crisis simulation, Global Scholars students tackled immigration, social media, and what it would be like to pitch an idea to President Donald Trump. They were assisted by USM alumnus R.P. Eddy ’90, bestselling author and former senior U.S. diplomat. On Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, the United States government was entering day 22 of its shutdown over President Donald Trump’s request for … Continue reading Going Viral

Art That Holds Water

Lower School and Middle School students and visual arts teachers created eco-friendly art to raise awareness of the environmental impact of plastics. In the United States, 1,500 single-use plastic water bottles are thrown away every second. In an effort to raise awareness of the issue, Lower School and Middle School students, along with visual arts teachers, joined forces to create an eco-art sculpture out of … Continue reading Art That Holds Water

Equal to the Task

Aayush Karan ’19 solved a 30-year old problem in the mathematical field of knot theory and was named one of 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. Last year, Aayush Karan ’19 had spent the better part of five months attempting to solve a mathematical problem in the field of knot theory when the unexpected happened—someone else solved the problem first. “A mathematician … Continue reading Equal to the Task