Juniors participate in college admissions workshop

Juniors participate in college admissions workshop

Admissions personnel from 46 colleges and universities participated in a college admissions workshop hosted at the Upper School on Thursday evening. The workshop was designed to educate students and parents on the realities of the college admissions process. “The goal of the program is that there are no right answers, and that it’s a very […]

Holocaust survivors share their stories with the junior class

Holocaust survivors share their stories with the junior class

Holocaust survivors Gabriella Karin and Bob Geminder spoke at the junior class assembly Friday to share their stories with students and provide personal insight into the atrocities of World War II. Director of the Center for Excellence in Teen Experiential Education at the Builders of Jewish Education Organization Alisha Pedowitz introduced the two guests. “Humanity […]

Sophomores, juniors to take the PSAT

Juniors and sophomores will take the PSAT Oct. 15. For most sophomores, it will be the first time taking the test. Juniors will have a chance at achieving National Merit Semifinalist status, which is given to students with scores in the highest 1 percent for their state. “I thought it was harder than I expected […]

Blogs: Summer Fellowships

Ten juniors will travel abroad this summer as recipients of either the Junior Summer Fellowship or the newly established Gunter-Gross Asia Fellowship. 

Raphael to pursue career as poet, professional writer

By Keane Muraoka-Robertson After teaching Upper School English for the last five years, Jennifer Raphael will be leaving to pursue a career as writer and take poetry classes. Raphael started teaching in the fall of 2005. Since then, she has taught English II and English III to sophomores and juniors, respectively. “‘The Virgin Suicides’ is […]

Juniors elect representatives for 2012-2013 school year

By Michael Sugerman After two run-offs, Luke Holthouse ’13 defeated incumbent prefect Sam Wolk ’13 to clinch the final spot on next year’s senior prefecture. Holthouse will join Ben Gail ’13, Morgan Hallock ’13, Mikaila Mitchell ’13 and Head Prefects Katie Lim ’13 and Michael Wagmeister ’13 to lead next year’s student body. Roughly 70 percent of the junior class voted in the […]

USC lab opens 3 spots to students

By Julia Aizuss Three students will have the chance to participate in an eight-week internship program researching stem cells at University of Southern California this summer. Current juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for one of three spots in the USC Early Investigator High School Summer Program in Stem Cell Research. The Upper School […]

Admissions officer offers advice to juniors, parents

By Eric Greenberg The Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions at New York University advised juniors and their parents about the application process at their class meeting yesterday and Junior Parent Night last night. Shawn Abbott has spoken to parents in the past, and the deans wanted juniors to hear his advice, Upper School Dean […]

Cheerleaders to compete with expanding program

By Micah Sperling The cheerleading squad is primed for this season with more members than ever before. This year, there are 23 cheerleaders on the team. In addition to cheering at the school’s sporting events, the team will take part in both dance and cheer competitions throughout the year. The team did not compete last […]

Girls’ volleyball copes with loss of 11 seniors

By Charlton Azuoma Although the girls’ varsity volleyball team lost 11 seniors, the squad, led by captains Sofia Davila ’12, Katie Price ’12 and Lucy Tilton ’12, is confident that the team hasn’t skipped a beat and can stay dominant in the Mission League, Head Coach Adam Black said. The team starts its season today […]

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