Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Visits St. Paul's
Because of its longstanding and highly regarded Japanese program, St. Paul’s is accustomed to welcoming visitors from Japan. Within the past year, such visitors have included a Japanese high school lacrosse team for an exhibition game, and a number of exchange students from Tokyo. But on Monday, Dec. 12, the School welcomed a very special guest: Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki. Read more.
School Supplies Collected by Lower School Arrive in Botswana
Three former St. Paul’s students moved to Botswana six years ago due to their father’s work in AIDS research. Last year, those students reached out to St. Paul’s for help in supplying a Botswana school that has 200 hundred students and only two teachers, with no funding for books, paper, crayons, or any other materials. Read (and watch videos showing) how the Lower School responded.
Cum Laude Paper by Benjamin Breckler '11 Honored as One of Best in the U.S.
The Cum Laude Society, a national organization dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools, has recognized a paper by Benjamin Breckler '11, now a freshman at the University of Miami, as one of the nation's best. His extended essay on the role of religion in the 2008 United States Presidential election was named the winner of the 2011 "Best Paper" competition for the Society's District Four, encompassing Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington, DC, and Europe. Read more.
Middle School Authors Read Their Works on Live Radio Broadcast
In recent years, students in Matt Byars’s sixth grade class have published compilations of their own writings. This year’s edition, “Close Calls, Near Misses, and Direct Hits: Stories of Fear, Failure and Agony,” was accompanied by a live broadcast on SPS Radio, the campus station. Click here to hear the variety show, featuring the boys reading from their own stories.
Annual Fund Surpasses Midpoint of $1.4 Million Goal
Each year, the individual contributions that parents, alumni, and friends make to the St. Paul’s Annual Fund
play a vital role in helping the School provide the many excellent academic and extra-curricular opportunities that make a St. Paul’s education one of the very best. For the current fiscal year, which runs until June 30, the School has passed the midway point of its $1.475 million goal, raising over $840,000 from 850 donors. “Contributing to the Annual Fund, in any amount, is one of the most important things a member of the St. Paul’s community can do to show their support,” says Sam Caballero, who with his wife Carol, are the Annual Fund Parent co-Chairs. Click here to read more and make a gift.
Winter Sports Teams Near Successful Conclusions
The Crusaders have continued fall’s athletic success into the winter. On Feb. 15, the 14-4 basketball team hosts Boys’ Latin in the MIAA B Conference quarterfinals. Wrestling finished third as a team, with four individual champions, at the MIAA tournament and now heads to the state tournament. Hockey finished second in the B Conference, swimming took third, and squash reached the playoffs. Click here for all the details.
Crusaders Earn Accolades for Fall Accomplishments
St. Paul’s had an outstanding fall season, with cross country, soccer, and volleyball all earning MIAA B Conference championships. In addition, a number of individual athletes and coaches received individual recognition. Click here to read about the 14 Crusaders who received all-Conference honors.
Alumni Profile: Experience with Bridges Leads Jesse DeOms ’07 to Teach for America
As his graduation from Vanderbilt University approached, Jesse DeOms ’07 was thinking a lot about what he wanted to do with his life. His mind kept turning back to a pivotal experience from his past: the years he spent volunteering at Bridges and the satisfaction working with children brought to him. Though his a triple major in applied math, economics and engineering science and a minor in computer science opened many career avenues, it was that experience that led him to Teach for America. Read more.
In Memoriam, George Mitchell ’44
St. Paul's has learned with sadness of the death of George Mitchell '44, who distinguished the School for more than three decades with his accomplishments as a student-athlete, teacher, and Hall of Fame lacrosse coach. Read more about this legendary Crusader.
Q&A with Alumni Board President Hayward Howard ’02
As President of the St. Paul’s Alumni Board, Hayward Howard ’02 wants to strengthen ties between the School and its graduates. Find out his plans for new ways to bring alumni back to campus and hear why he thinks that’s important. Click here to read more.
41st Annual Bull Roast, St. Paul's Biggest Friend and Fundraiser, Set for Feb. 24
Everyone who has ever attended knows that the St. Paul’s Bull Roast is a great chance for alumni, parents, faculty and friends to enjoy food, drink, and each other’s company. This year's edition has a tropical island theme, with a Tiki Bar, and vacation packages to take away the winter chill. In addition to all the fun, the Bull Roast provides vital support to the School, raising more than $80,000 last year to support the St. Paul’s Annual Fund and the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Thanks in large part to the Bull Roast, the Scholarship grew large enough to make its first grant, providing financial support enabling the daughter of a 1992 St. Paul’s graduate to attend the School. Click here to buy tickets, or make a gift in support of the Bull Roast.
Read about Crusaders catching up with each other - some for the first time in 57 years, and others in an intercollegiate squash match - as well as other news from alumni.
Save the Date: May 4-5, 2012, Blue-Gold Reunion Weekend
All alumni are welcomed back to Brooklandwood, especially reunion year classes ending in "2" and "7." Details to follow in early March.
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