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Lower School students go live with National Geographic geographer Alex Stait

"What do we do with the plastic we've already collected from the oceans?" "How much research did it take both of you to make that magazine?" Fifth-grade science students asked questions as part of a live onscreen spot during yesterday's live GeoChallenge mapping event with Alex Tait, a National Geographic geographer.

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Inquirer: Impeachment as education: How Philly-area teachers, students are handling the hearings

By Ellie Silverman, Maddie Hanna, and Kristen A. Graham, The Inquirer

Mr. Oberfield wrote the names of the major players on a chalkboard: "Trump - President" "J. Biden - ex V.P. [and] candidate" "H. Biden - son" "Zelensky - Pres. of Ukraine" Read the story, which includes Upper School history teacher Tim Lengel '07 >

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Top newcomer: In the short term, that’ll be Sherif Kenney, who’s expected to start at point guard as a freshman. In the long run, Howard said guard Christian Ray, the top recruit out of The Haverford School, will develop into a leader. As a high school senior, he led his team to an unbeaten season, and averaged 23.3 points and 11.1 rebounds. Read the story >

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Pat Cassidy at New Balance

By Michael Silverman, The Boston Globe

How fitting that a shoe and apparel company that used to brag it was “Endorsed By No One” now boasts Kawhi Leonard as its leading man in its reentry into the basketball shoe market. Read the story featuring Patrick Cassidy '95, global director of consumer marketing and athlete activation at New Balance >

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Aiden Lowe is student of the week

By Bruce Adams, Main Line Times

Aidan Lowe, a senior at The Haverford School, has a passion for technology, and in September, as part of his internship with the software development company AGI, he assisted in teaching Massachusetts Institute of Technology students how to use their software programs. He is the co-captain of the Mock Trial team, a sprinter on the track team, a member of the FOCUS Club and serves as a peer counselor. He co-founded the Glee Club band and continues to participate playing piano, bass and guitar. Lowe is a member of the Chinese Honors Society, and has won awards in the National Latin Exam. He is currently working to start a club to collect and refurbish old computers to donate. He also takes photos for the school’s yearbook. Read the story >

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athlete of the week

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com

The senior central midfielder has been a potent two-way performer for the Fords’ soccer team. In his last five games (as of Oct. 28), Macaione has dished out five assists, plus he has scored a number of key goals for the Fords throughout the season. fall, Macaione received second team All-Inter-Ac and All-Main Line soccer honors as a key member of Haverford’s Inter-Ac champions. Ford head coach said, “Luke has dominated as a central midfielder and helped our team find its offensive identity. He is a servant leader and a model student at our school.” Outside the pitch, Macaione spoke recently to the Haverford Upper School as a student leader of the Character Mentorship Program – a group dedicated to mentoring students that have committed honor code violations. Read the story >

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Haverford School leadership support

On Oct. 17, nearly 150 members of the Maroon & Gold Society gathered to celebrate their leadership support of the School. Attendees were also invited to sign the final beam that represents the “topping out” of the new $18 million Middle School. The beam was placed on the steel structure the following day, and had also been signed by Haverford’s Middle School students, faculty, and administration.

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Philadelphia exonoree visits Haverford

On Oct. 10, Upper School students heard from Terrance Lewis, a man formerly incarcerated after a wrongful conviction for second degree murder – which carries an automatic life sentence without parole – and Brett Zakeosian ’06, an Assistant District Attorney who works in the Conviction Integrity and Special Investigations Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. 

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TIME Magazine: What is the role of an all-boys school in 2019?

TIME Magazine interviews boys' schools across the country as they adapt to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. The Haverford School's Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs, consulting school psychologist Michael Reichert, and Form VI student (senior) Pearse Glavin share their perspectives and the work they're doing to support boys and young men. Read the article >

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Germination Project Fellow at The Haverford School

V Former (junior) Kieran Dias-Lalcaca is one of 20 students in the Philadelphia metro area selected as a 2019 Germination Project Fellow. The Germination Project was founded in 2015 by the Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation, which aims to re-establish Philadelphia as a global force in policy, commerce, and culture. Thirteen Haverford School students have been accepted as Fellows since the program’s inception.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer: SpeakUp! gets teens and parents talking about hard subjects, without judgment

In 1980, Bob Gillin Jr. was elected student body president of the Haverford School. He was only a junior, and he performed so well that he was reelected the next year. He was also captain of the crew team, and star of the school play. Outwardly, he was confident and successful. Read the story >

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student president at The Haverford School

Vincent Scuazzo, a senior, serves as The Haverford School’s Student Body President. He also serves as a Features editor of the School’s newspaper The Index, and is a member of the school’s Choir. Scuazzo is in his second year as captain of the Fords’ cross country team, and is a member of Haverford’s winter and spring track and field teams. Outside of Haverford, he serves as an acolyte and a verger at his church, and works as a golf caddie at the St. David’s Golf Club. He was inducted into The Haverford School’s Cum Laude society last year, and was also awarded the Coach’s Award for cross country last fall. Read more >

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Main Line student of the week

A senior, Sebastian Bilash is a World Science Scholar, one of only 45 scholars selected from a worldwide applicant pool. As a member, he participates in lectures and sessions (hosted online) by leading scientists and mathematicians, and is doing his own self-study project. At The Haverford School, Bilash is part of the cross-country and track teams. He’s also a founding member of the Thorns and Noble Book Club, which provided students to discuss high-level books with teachers during a lunch period. Read the interview >

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Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs teaches children

In the history classes I teach, I begin with a digital dialogue called “What Gives Us Pause.” Before we begin formal instruction, I invite students to share with each other the social and political currents that worry them most, or make them most hopeful for the future. This dialogue unleashes a flood of student voices. Read the opinion piece in the Inquirer >

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Main Line Times: Haverford School grad Burt battles lifetime disability to become squash player for Colby

By Bruce Adams, Main Line Times

Haverford School grad Tyler Burt, a rising sophomore at Colby College, suffered a stroke prior to birth that has affected his dexterity and feeling on his right side his entire life. That disability did not extinguish a dream Burt has held since childhood – a goal of becoming a Division I athlete. Read the story about Tyler Burt '18 >

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Main Line Media News: Haverford School grad's film about his grandfather chosen for All American Film Festival

By Linda Stein, Main Line Media News

Shane Fordham got the idea of making a documentary film about his grandfather, Carroll W. Braxton, for an art class assignment because he grew up hearing stories about his days in the Marine Corps, where Braxton was one of the first African Americans to desegregate that branch of the armed forces. Read the story >

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Jewish Exponent: Jews of Philly Fashion: Alex Gushner

This week, we present our inaugural edition of Jews of Philly Fashion, introducing you to the Chosen few who dress our city. They might mix wool and linen, but they’ve got some hard opinions on mixing stripes with florals. In this space, we’ll talk to designers, sellers, buyers, influencers, models and more. For our first week, we talked to Alex Gushner, the fourth-generation men’s buyer at Boyds. Read the Jewish Exponent story about Alexander B. Gushner '08 >

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Athlon Sports: Mike Mayock is Making His Mark as the Raiders' GM

By Athlon Sports

There are those who believe the Oakland Raiders took a colossal jump into the abyss by hiring a TV guy to be their general manager, and they could be correct. When Jon Gruden announced that Mike Mayock would be taking the Silver and Black's front office reins, he wasn't exactly following the traditional playbook. For a guy so beholden to offensive staples like his beloved Spider 2 Y Banana, Gruden looked like someone committed to a wild, new frontier that was completely incongruent in the copycat NFL. Read the story about Mike Mayock '76 >

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Students conduct lab research at UPenn and MIT for Research Symposium projects

Several rising seniors are conducting college-level research in science labs as part of the Advanced Research Laboratory Cooperative elective at Haverford. The students gain real-world experience in a professional laboratory while working closely with lab directors to complete the research for individual projects selected by the students. 

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Jameel Brown US Olympic Training Center

By Donald Hunt, The Philadelphia Tribune

This is a big summer for some of the best Philadelphia area high school basketball players. Roman Catholic High teammates Jalen Duren and Justice Williams and Haverford School standout Jameel Brown are expected to participate in the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp, which will take place July 24-28 at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Read the story >

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Middle School teachers present at International Boys’ Schools Coalition Conference

Middle School history teachers Kori Brown and Emily Lesko, along with Middle School science teacher Mario Masso, presented “Fords Focus Days: Teaching Character Development Through Nontraditional Methods” to more than 70 educators around the world at the 2019 International Boys’ Schools Coalition Conference (IBSC) in Montreal, Quebec, in June.

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John Sawin '03: Amateur who failed to qualify for Open plays in third round anyway

By Alan Bastable, Golf.com

John Sawin, the 34-year-old director of golf at Pebble Beach, got the call at about 8 p.m. Friday: There was an odd number of players who made the cut in the 119th U.S. Open — would Sawin be willing to fill-in as a third-round marker, joining South African pro Justin Walters? Read the story >

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By Joe Perez, Sports Business Daily

New Balance Global Dir of Consumer Marketing Patrick Cassidy (@NewBalance) describes the brand’s foray into the basketball shoe space with Raptors F Kawhi Leonard leading the charge much like someone who won the lottery. Cassidy said, “This success, this momentum has come pretty fast. Our launch strategy was a long-term one, and the success we’re experiencing with Kawhi -- it’s here and not down the road. First and foremost, we are making sure he has the right product to excel on the court. We were looking for an elite athlete who would help us build the New Balance basketball brand globally, someone who is going to get in there with us and have ideas and be engaged. He has.” Read the story >

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