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Faculty undertake summer professional development work

Haverford School faculty and staff are undergoing extensive professional development work this summer. Science department chair Dr. Daniel Goduti and Middle School art teacher Doah Lee both spent time at the Klingenstein Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers (KSI). The institute is part of the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

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Sixth Former John Zhang is Main Line Student of the Week

A senior at The Haverford School, John Zhang is Co-President of both Peer Counseling and the Mindfulness Club at the school. He is an actor, writer and ensemble member of Haverford School Theater Productions, and is a Human Relationships Fellow and a tour guide at the school. Zhang was Student Council Class President his junior year. He was a Philadelphia Committee delegate at the Harvard Association Cultivating Inter-American Democracy and attended the Wharton Summer Business Leadership Academy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Chairman of the Honor Council at The Haverford School and Senior Prefect of the Signet Society. Zhang is a National Merit Commended Scholar, helped the Haverford School squash team win the Mid-Atlantic Squash Association championship and has won numerous regattas. He is founder, CFO and lead counselor of Wick Summer Adventures, an outdoor day camp for boys ages 4-8.

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Elijah Lee

Elijah Lee, a senior at The Haverford School, recently completed a three-year project of 3D printing a full-scale carbon cello, and his interest in this field led him to found Forte3D. Lee is the co-president of the School’s a cappella group The Notables and serves as the president of the Haverford Orchestra. He serves as one of only five Tour Guide Captains, meaning that he is a main figure that prospective families see when they visit Haverford. He is a member of the Haverford Materials Group (soft robotics) and has placed first in the Soft Robotics Toolkit Design Competition. Lee was published in the Soft Robotics journal and Journal of Chemical Education. His interest in soft robotics has also led him to several conference presentations, including one at NASA. Lee is also a member of Haverford’s VEX Robotics team that captured the state championship in 2020. At Haverford, he’s been awarded the Music Technology Prize, the Rudolph Hamma Blythe Jr ’59 Computer Award, and the Williams College Book Award. Off-campus, Lee interned at MIT in the Therapeutic Technology Design and Development Lab, during which he developed tools for bench-top left atrial appendage flow simulation. He also has interned at Penn Medicine in the Laboratory for Structural Physiologic and Functional Imaging to generate training data for automated spinal CT segmentation.

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STEPs Day: Middle School boys consider United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

This fall, Middle School boys took part in STEPs Day—or “Solving The Earth’s Problems.” The boys researched the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and considered how those problems impact them, their communities, and their world. Middle School faculty members Emily Odeh, Mario Masso, and Kori Brown led the program.

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Charles Ball receives the award from Alan R. Shaffer, deputy under secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL's) Debbie and Charles Ball ’80 have received the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Medal for Exceptional Public Service while on assignment with OSD. The medal is presented by the secretary of Defense to non-career federal employees, private citizens and foreign nationals.

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