After months on Zoom, area children are getting the chance to get out in the fresh air and fields of Wallingford to enjoy "Soccer Saturday." Volunteer coaches from the Union, Haverford School and Strath Haven High School have been assisting.
More than 250 middle school students from 29 different schools gathered together virtually on March 11 for The Haverford School’s 13th annual Middle School Diversity Conference. The featured speaker this year was Nyle Fort, a minister, activist, and scholar based in Newark, N.J.
The Scholastic Writing Awards recognized 21 Haverford School students for outstanding creative writing. Judged locally by the Philadelphia Writing Project, these 21 students earned six Gold Keys, nine Silver Keys, and sixteen Honorable Mentions in the categories of Journalism, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Critical Essay, Personal Essay & Memoir, Poetry, and Short Story.
Tim Dougherty ‘10 joined Dr. Daniel Goduti’s Upper School Environmental Science class on March 3. The class, which just completed a unit on oceans, aquaculture, and offshore drilling, is shifting their focus to global climate change.
When Haverford School hit the court for its first game of the delayed 2021 season, there was no shortage of excitement. But of all the Fords who waited so long for basketball to return, no one felt the same anticipation as Jameel Brown. Read the full story at delcotimes.com >
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Lower School enjoyed a virtual Special Guest Assembly with Olympic Marathon Runner Mohamed Hrezi. Hrezi competed in the 2016 Olympics and was the flag bearer for Libya at the Parade of Nations.
Henry Fairfax ’99 was the featured speaker at the 2nd annual George “Porgie” Smith ’67 assembly, held virtually on Feb. 22. Head of School Dr. John Nagl began the assembly by celebrating the life and accomplishments of Smith, who was the first Black graduate of The Haverford School.
Two Upper School students, VI former Jack Phelan and IV former Neil Sawhney, were recently selected for the Media Arts Council 2021 High School Student Artists Show, entitled “Together We Rise.”
Grant Ament ’15 was the featured speaker at the first Haverford Alumni: In the Arena series on Feb. 10. During his talk, he reflected on lessons learned at The Haverford School, his time playing for and attending Penn State, and his plans for the future, including launching the Attack Academy app.
Junior Quinn Luong, co-founder of the Pan-Asian Alliance and the co-chair of the Diversity Alliance, was chosen as the Main Line Student of the Week for the week of Feb. 15, 2021. Read the full interview >
V Former Josiah Somani was chosen to take part in the IBM Quantum Computing course, an eight month online class. Somani was one of 5,000 students from around the world.
Collegiate esports operator CSL Esports has announced the appointment of Hung Tran as its new director of marketing. Tran will oversee the company’s marketing strategy for both its tournament properties and its work with over 1,800 college and university partners. Read the full story on esportsobserver.com >
Michelle Burns, Lower School librarian at The Haverford School, was recognized by the Pennsylvania School Library Association (PSLA) for her diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.
Brendon Jobs, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Haverford School, co-presented at Carney Sandoe’s FORUM/Diversity Conference in January.
Lisa Snyder, Director of Information Services, organized a panel presentation to The Delhi Public School Society. The presentation focused on libraries and library services at independent schools.
Oscar Mestre '77 was elected the 34th President of the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) during the organization's Annual Meeting on Oct. 28. Read the full story and interview in the Winter 2020 issue of GAP Magazine >
Academy Park graduate and track and field coach Ron Hunter was hired as the next director of track and field at The Haverford School this week. Read the story in Delco Times >
The Haverford School has named Mark Fifer as Head of Upper School. Fifer served as the interim Head of Upper School from July to November 2020, with his tenure as Head of Upper School in effect from December 2020. In this role, Fifer oversees the operations of the Upper School division, which includes oversight of the academic program, leading Upper School faculty and staff, and serving as a liaison to other divisions and departments within the School.
Sobriety and second chances have buoyed the once-troubled Haverford School alum and former drug dealer. Read the full story in Main Line Today >
The senior cross country captain was undefeated in the Fords’ shortened Inter-Ac cross country season last fall, going 4-0 against Germantown Academy (twice), Springside Chestnut Hill and Episcopal Academy, with his best time on the season 17:12. Read the full story on PAPrepLive.com >
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of beloved teacher, coach and mentor, Mr. Michael F. Mayock.
On Dec. 7, Brendon Jobs, the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Haverford School, led a discussion about how to model and support boys’ development as upstanders in their communities as part of Haverford’s Best for Boys Speaker Series.
Eighth grade students Ian Rosenzweig and Connor Simpkins were named a winner and a finalist, respectively, in the Global Oneness Project’s 2020 student photography contest. The theme of the contest was “The Artifacts in Our Lives: Document Your Place on the Planet,” and participants submitted a photograph and a 600-word essay of an artifact.
Chris Sims, a senior co-captain and third-year starter at defensive back/wide receiver, has been called by Haverford head coach Brian Martin, “The heart and soul of our team." Read the full interview on PAPrepLive.com >
The Haverford School’s Diversity Alliance has organized a number of virtual student-centered dialogues and discussions this fall. As the School shifted extracurricular activities to the virtual world for safety reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Diversity Alliance has worked to ensure students have spaces to discuss and debate issues and concerns.
Two Black-owned breweries, Harris Family Brewery in Harrisburg and Two Locals in Philly, are in the works in Pennsylvania. (A third, Mack Brewing Co., is also percolating in West Philly.) As they raise funds and make plans, both outfits have been making collaboration beers with other local breweries. Read the full story in The Philadelphia Inquirer >
On Friday, Nov. 13, World Kindness Day, Haverford’s Middle School community gathered virtually for a performance and question and answer session with Haverford alumnus and folk songwriter Chuck Brodsky ’78.
As part of the early signing period for Division I athletes, eight members of the Class of 2021 at The Haverford School have announced their decisions to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
Upper School students of Haverford’s Service Board, led by Director of Service Learning Jini Loos, have organized a number of school-wide initiatives this fall, including a mask drive, National Denim Day, and a can drive.
Ernst & Young LLP announced on Nov. 10 that Matt Gillin '85, CEO and co-founder of Relay Network, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Greater Philadelphia Award winner.
Democratic challenger John Hickenlooper has defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado’s 2020 U.S. Senate race, CBS News projects. Read the full story from CBS Denver >
Haverford School's Kieran Bradley is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week. The senior defensive center back and co-captain is spearheading a Fords’ defense this fall that gave up the fewest goals in the Inter-Ac last year. Read the story >
The Haverford School Alumni Platform was launched on Tuesday, Oct. 20. It is designed to be the official networking platform for Haverford Alumni and a one-stop-shop for all Alumni and School-related news including profiles, updates, events, and gatherings.
Cyril Leahy, a senior, is The Haverford School’s Student Body President for the 2020-21 school year. He was named Main Line Student of the Week for the week of Oct. 19, 2020.
Data compiler Niche.com has just released its list of 2021 Top Schools in America, and The Haverford School ranked as the No. 1 Best All-Boys High School in the state of Pennsylvania.
City Love, a music and education group based out of Philadelphia, held virtual assemblies with Haverford’s Lower School students on Friday, Oct. 9.
James Gates, a III Former pianist, recently performed in The Philadelphia International Music Festival’s new PIMFOnline.org Master Class. Playing Chopin’s “Waltz Op 34 No 1 in A flat major Vivace,” James, who auditioned against students from around the world for this opportunity, brilliantly dazzled a global audience with his talents and spirit.
Seven seniors at The Haverford School have been recognized as Semifinalists by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Ten students were recognized as Commended Students.
In late September, Peter Blynn ‘14 cycled 100 miles as part of the Bike to the Beach event to raise money for the Kip Taviano ‘13 Scholarship Fund. Blynn raised more than $8,000 for the fund, which provides tuition assistance to a deserving Haverford School student-athlete.
In early February, the Haverford School community hosted the Fords vs. Cancer event during a varsity basketball game against Germantown Academy. The event raised funds for the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania’s (CHOP). This summer, a check for $10,000 was delivered to CHOP with the intention of continuing research and the fight against Osteosarcoma, a type of cancer.
A part of the Middle School music curriculum for several years, all Form I and Form II boys are learning to play guitar this school year. Form II students are taking lessons this fall, and Form I boys will be learning about the instrument in the spring. Boys have music class three times a week.
The Haverford School marked the start of the 2020-21 school year with time-honored traditions on Sept. 9.
The Haverford School’s state-of-the-art Middle School was officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 8.
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs was named a Top Teacher 2020 by Main Line Today. Read the full write-up >
This summer, The Haverford School soccer program partnered with the Starfinder Foundation, an organization that provides field space, training, and tutoring for children in the Philadelphia area. The team raised $1,750 for Philadelphia youth soccer players.
Upper School science teacher Kara Cleffi and science department chair Dr. Daniel Goduti presented a webinar to the Delhi Public School Society on Friday, Aug. 7. They spoke to more than 150 teachers about encouraging student interest in biology through teaching biotechnology and current research.
The Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation is working to distribute 100,000 face masks to a variety of super disseminators and community organizations in Philadelphia. Neetish Sharma '19 attained the masks for distribution through a Stanford contact. Sharma drove to New York City with Nick Chimicles '19 to pick up the masks and bring them back to Philly.
James, a rising Third Former, returned to his hometown of Moville, Iowa during the recent COVID-19 outbreak. In an interview with KCAU 9 News, James explains how he has been using his incredible musical talents to uplift his community and "bring everyone together" during the pandemic.
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