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.