Over the next two years, sophomores Clare Gamma, Rushien Maghsoud, Sophia Papademetriou, Ella Perkins, Lacey Somwaru, and Shannon Yehl are partnering with a catering company in Bauchi State, Nigeria, to bolster their business and support the broader community.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning have been awarded a $250,000 EE Ford Educational Leadership Grant, becoming the first school to ever receive two such grants from the EE Ford Foundation.
The St. Andrew’s boys and girls’ cross country teams had a banner day on Saturday at the Maryland Small Schools State championship held at Georgetown Prep as both teams took home state titles. The girls’ team, led by sophomore Ally Mitchell, defeated runner up Rockbridge Academy by eight points to earn their title. Mitchell was also the girls’ individual champion. In the boys’ race, St. Andrew’s placed its top four runners in the top ten to defeat Jewish Day School and five other schools.
The Great Works Project, a signature St. Andrew’s academic program which challenges sophomores to make impassioned arguments for why a book of their choice should be taught to all 10th grade English students, concluded its competition this week after Seth Baker (“Born a Crime”) and Oliver Bush (“A Clockwork Orange”) successfully convinced a panel of judges that their books should be read and dissected in this year’s third trimester English classes.
Harrison Kehler led the St. Andrew’s boys’ cross country team to a fourth place finish at the MAC cross country championship on Saturday October 26. His breakout performance was one of a number of highlights for the Lions at the meet, including 15 runners setting personal bests. The team now holds a 16-8 record on the season.
Dr. Amanda Waugh is dedicated to empowering students to follow their curiosity and embrace lifelong learning, in both her role as St. Andrew’s Instructional Librarian, and as a published author, presenter, and adjunct library sciences professor.
Cast members of the Upper School fall play hope to capture Thornton Wilder’s original vision of Grover's Corners and embody his complex characters as they perform his seminal work “Our Town” this weekend.
In just two years making beats in his home studio, Braxton Troxel ’22 has become a sought-after producer and manager in the rap music scene, recently securing an album placement with multi-platinum artist G-Eazy.
The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay and partnered Bishop in historic Christianity, gave the homily at today’s Ally Week Chapel, culminating a week of activities promoting solidarity with LGBTQIA+ students.
Alex Azzara ’07, a basketball standout and cross country runner who will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame during Homecoming and Reunion on Oct. 19, is remembered by her classmates and coaches as the key to big wins on the court and camaraderie among her teammates off it.
Throughout her career in international development, Adele Waugaman ‘94 has played a central role in systems transformation, from the formation of the International Criminal Court to the United States Agency for International Development’s forthcoming guidance for investing in digital health technologies in developing nations.
The St. Andrew’s boys cross country team traveled to Sandy Spring Friends School this week to take on four other schools. Spearheaded by senior captain Thomas Casasola and sophomore Charlie Ryan, the Lions won the meet, defeating host Sandy Spring by a margin of 27 points while also beating Washington International, Covenant Life, and Avalon. With the victory, the team now moves to 13-5 on the season.
The 2003 boys cross country team, which will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame during Homecoming and Reunion on Oct. 19, was a motley crew of student athletes whose competitive drive and camaraderie led them to earn the school’s first cross country banner in more than 15 years.
Alex (Sasa) Portner ’89, the recipient of the 2019 Thomas Shaw Award, still remembers Gabe Hodziewich’s enthusiasm in science class and the joy of throwing clay in Tracey Goodrich’s ceramics class. Her middle and high school experience motivated her to do more for her alma mater in the 30 years since she graduated.
Senior captain Thomas Casasola had a breakout performance Saturday at the Landon Invite to lead the St. Andrew’s boys cross country team to a fourth place finish of 13 teams in the Varsity A race. The Lions were aided as well by placing its first four runners in the top third of the 103 runner race.
Daniel Xing ’21 helped conduct a research study investigating the effect of neurological diseases on the medial prefrontal cortex during a summer internship at George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The 2003 boys soccer team will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame during Homecoming and Reunion on Oct. 19, and 16 years after that miraculous season, which saw the team win the MAC Championship, players still have vivid memories of what made that season special. They recall a grueling preseason, intense warm-ups before games, and a playing style that made the whole better than the sum of the parts.
The St. Andrew’s boys’ cross country team opened its 2019 season with a strong outing at Winston Churchill High School on Tuesday. The Lions’ top five runners finished in the top 20% of the 145-runner race to pace the team to a third-place finish behind Winston Churchill and Poolesville.
The first few weeks of school are hectic for every student but Benny Williams ’21 is living a slightly different experience. As one of the country’s top 100 basketball recruits, his junior year is already off to a busy start.
In her two years at St. Andrew’s, Latin teacher Kristin Webster has seen tremendous growth in her program, with enrollment in her upper level Latin classes and placement on the National Latin Exam doubling from her first to her third year.
Led by senior captains Thomas Casasola and Nick Tsintolas, the St. Andrew’s boys’ cross country team, coming off a very successful 2018 campaign that saw it finish third in the MAC league and second at the Small School State championship, appear poised for another competitive run during the 2019 season.
After training five days a week this summer, with workouts that included early morning runs on the C&O Canal and independent cross-training, Ally Mitchell ’22 is poised to excel during the 2019 cross country season. But her goal of winning the ISL Individual Championship is in reach not only because of her training and past success, but also because of her mindset.
On Friday morning, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School graduated 74 seniors in a ceremony held at Washington National Cathedral. Christina Goldbaum, reporter for The New York Times and a 2010 graduate, was the school’s commencement speaker.
St. Andrew’s held its Upper School Honors Assembly on Thursday morning to recognize the achievements of the Class of 2019. Awards were handed out for excellence in academics, arts, athletics, leadership, diversity, and dedication to community service. Three juniors, one sophomore and one freshman also received awards.
Astronomy has always fascinated physics teacher Kurt Sinclair, but he had never seen the famous telescopes he read about up close, or even witnessed a truly dark night sky. That all changed last month, thanks to the Finneran Faculty Scholar Award, which is granted annually to one St. Andrew’s teacher who embodies excellence and commitment to professional growth.
Five years ago, Lisa Zhang awoke from an incredible dream – she and her friends possessed magical powers that they employed as they embarked on a journey inside a school. Rather than let her memory of the dream pass, she wrote it down.
Before they graduate from St. Andrew’s, seniors spend three weeks volunteering with various non-profit organizations throughout the Washington, D.C., region. Isabelle Russell, who has spent much of her three years at St. Andrew’s tackling food insecurity with the Campus Kitchen Project and Hearts for Haiti, took on a new challenge at the Isaiah House, a day center run by Washington, D.C.-based So Others Might Eat (SOME).
David Magida ’04 and Christina Goldbaum ’10 will share professional insights and growth experiences from their careers in fitness and journalism, respectively, at next month’s Senior Banquet and Commencement.
A fish farm in Haiti and a supermarket in South Africa will receive full grant funding from St. Andrew’s Anne Wallace Fund for Service Learning after students pitched the projects on behalf of their partner entrepreneurs.
On Wednesday morning in MacDonald Hall, 15 students were inducted into the St. Andrew’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society in a ceremony attended by the Upper School as well as the honorees’ family members.
There are a lot of “rules” about eating sweets – avoid indulging before a meal, don’t eat too many, and, if you must snack, choose fruits and vegetables over desserts. Nikki Azzara ’10, founder of P.S. Snacks, is out to break all those rules with her plant-based, nutrient-dense, ready-to-eat cookie doughs.
St. Andrew’s kindergarten class is one of 10 kindergarten, first- and second-grade classes in the country to be named a runner-up in last month’s “The Word Collector” Classroom Contest, which invited students to create illustrations of their favorite feeling words.
In their first competition, the Intermediate School FIRST LEGO League robotics team notched a top-10 finish in a crowded field, achieving a higher score than some middle school teams at the ages 9-14 event at the Universities at Shady Grove. For this team of third- and fifth-graders, however, the day’s triumph was not just their ranking - it was having a robot that was able to compete at all.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Head of School Robert Kosasky and Head of Upper School Ginger Cobb announced the D!Lab interns on Friday, a program supported by the Derek Park Fund Grant for Creative Innovation. D!Lab interns are certified on the lab’s 3D printer, laser cutter and milling machine, and can use each to work on independent projects.
St. Andrew’s hosted the 22nd Annual Oral History Night on Tuesday evening, a celebration of a year-long project by members of the junior class. The St. Andrew’s Oral History Project is the largest pre-collegiate collection of oral histories in North America, and with the addition of 65 new primary source interviews on Tuesday, it now sits at a robust 1,340.
Attendees of this year’s winter musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” will see that the cast and crew have put as much care into the look of the musical as they have into the acting, singing, and dancing.
Six St. Andrew’s artists were honored with Scholastic Art & Writing Northeast Region awards including four Gold Key Awards, the highest recognition at the regional level. Seniors FaSade Fagoroye, Ava Fainberg, and Ashlynn Smith were the recipients of those top awards.