Eli Wachs '16 received a $36,000 grant from the Diller Family Foundation to further his work with High School HeroesX, an organization he launched to empower youth to tackle issues in their communities to create global change. Wachs was also named a "Best Philadelphian" by Philadelphia Magazine.
I for one, echo the pledge of John Nagl, a former Army colonel, a Republican, and the headmaster of The Haverford School, who posted a photo of Capt. Humayun Khan's tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery on Facebook accompanied by these words: "His stone will stand in Arlington forever. My friends and I will defend it with everything we have." Read the Philly.com article >
Thanks to the generosity of a growing number of alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends, The Haverford School's named scholarship endowed funds total more than $18 million. These endowment funds provide critical tuition assistance awards that help the School support and retain remarkable boys who contribute in the classrooms, in the visual and performing arts, and in athletics. Here, we highlight two scholarships that were recently created in memory of Jordan Baumeister '05 and James (Kip) Taviano '13.
Haverford School football coach and Associate Athletic Director Michael Murphy received the 2016 Michael F. Mayock Distinguished Teacher-Coach Award during the Upper School Athletic Awards Ceremony in May.
Ryan Conrad finishes inside off a feed from Simon Mathias with 8.45 seconds to play as the United States made a stunning comeback to defeat a game Canada, 13-12, tonight in the gold medal game of the 2016 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 Men's Lacrosse World Championships at Coquitlam, British Columbia. Read the full phillylacrosse.com article > or Read the full laxmagazine.com article >
The Haverford School varsity tennis team received the Gordon B. Hattersley Jr. '48 Award – for the fourth time in five years – given to the varsity sports team with the highest academic average.
By Caroline Giddis, 30A.com
Henri Waché, a rising eighth-grader, has been collecting bottle caps for three years — and he's dedicated to the task. He doesn't hesitate to dig through dirt and concrete to score a colorful cap. Read the 30A.com article>
The Iron Man Award was created in 2006 to acknowledge those athletes who played a sport in each season for all four years of high school.
One of the high points of each summer of my Headmastership is the annual conference of the International Boys' Schools Coalition, held this year in Vancouver, Canada. Most of the presentations are given by other educators; last year, Haverford School Art Department Chair Chris Fox gave a marvelous presentation in Cape Town, South Africa on "Boys as Makers," thinking that helped develop the Engineering and Design Studio in Wilson Hall. This year, Director of Global Studies Andrew Poolman gave an equally inspiring talk on ways to ensure that boys reflect on and fully absorb what they learn during overseas learning experiences.