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Character at Our Core students in Walk of Virtues

The Haverford School has launched the public phase of Character at Our Core, a comprehensive fundraising campaign that will build upon the School’s expertise in the art and science of educating boys, complete a master plan in support of 21st century pedagogy, and continue to build a diverse and inclusive community that is prepared to contribute to life beyond the School. The Board of Trustees set a fundraising goal of $50 million, with more than $39 million in total commitments so far.

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students performing mummification at Ancient Egypt Museum

Third-graders took an innovative twist on the study of ancient times in this year’s Ancient Egypt Museum. The event incorporated design thinking and coding, including a virtual version of the on-site museum that was visited by other Lower School students and parents. Third-graders also completed skits on mummification, pyramid building, and daily Egyptian life.

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Morgan Properties, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing multifamily investors, announced it officially ranks as Pennsylvania’s largest multifamily owner and operator following its historic portfolio acquisition of 10 apartment communities with 4,130 apartments spanning Philadelphia and Northern Virginia. Read the story about Jonathan Morgan '03 >

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language award winners

Haverford School students competed in the Montgomery County Association of Teachers of Foreign Language Oral Proficiency Contest, with two young men earning medals. The competition is open to students throughout Montgomery County and consists of several rounds of interviews in the languages of Spanish, French, Japanese, German, and French. 

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Students are national medalists

Two students are National Medalists, after a judging event in New York City on March 13. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards previously recognized 18 Haverford School students for outstanding creative work. Yan Graf, Form V, nabbed a national Gold Key for “European Migration: The View from North Africa." Toby Ma, Form V, earned a national Silver Key for his painting "At the Ruins."

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Toby Ma is student of the week

A junior, Toby Ma recently was honored by the Scholastic Art Awards with three Gold Keys for his paintings titled “At the Ruins,” “Escape to Reality” and “Nighttime at the Circus.” He is a member of the soft robotics club, Model UN, the speech and debate team, the Pan-Asian Alliance, the math club and the poetry club. He also serves as the managing editor of The Index, Haverford’s student newspaper, and editor for Pegasus, the school’s literary magazine. He has been part of the VEX Robotics teams that have competed at the state level throughout his years at Haverford. Read the story >

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track and field athlete of the week

Daiyaan Hawkins, a junior, has clocked 6.45 in the 55-meter dash (ranks first in Pennsylvania) and his times of 6.92 in the 60-meter dash and 21.84 in the 200-meter run both rank second in Pennsylvania. He also was part of the Fords 4×200 meter relay that finished fourth at the Millrose Games in February. A fine all-around athlete, he was a second team All-Inter-Ac cornerback for the Fords’ football team last fall. Hawkins also is a member of Haverford’s Black Student Union. Read the story >

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lacrosse showcase

In its continued commitment to high school sports, ESPN will now be the home of the GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase. This inaugural event will allow six of the nation’s top high school lacrosse teams to bring their talents to a national stage, with all games available across ESPNU and ESPN3. Read more about The Haverford School's game on April 27 at 10 a.m. >

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Tommy McNamara is Notre Dame bag piper

Junior midfielder Tommy McNamara is from Villanova, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Haverford School where he was the captain of the basketball and lacrosse teams, and where he earned 10 varsity letters. After missing his freshman season with the Fighting Irish due to injury, he tallied three goals in eight games last year, including his first for the Irish against Marquette. Read the 18 Stripes article >

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Brendon Jobs teaching Modern World History

By Brendon Jobs, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, for the Inquirer

Growing up, I remember how disconnected home and school seemed to be when it came to discussions about race. My parents, both Trinidadian immigrants, often talked about race to help me and my siblings understand what school rarely acknowledged in the 1990s and early 2000s: that racially stressful moments occurred frequently, and had significant impact. But we often didn’t feel comfortable bringing up these issues at school, where our concerns were often met with silence, denial, or even in some cases discipline. Read the Opinion piece >

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student shooting basketball versus Malvern Prep
By Matthew DeGeorge, Delco Daily Times

Christian Ray paused for a moment before identifying the play that made him believe.

Down nine points with a chance to go down 11, Ray’s Haverford School senior classmate Jameer Nelson Jr. stood his ground on the edge of the lane while Malvern Prep’s Rahdir Hicks jumped up and through him for an offensive foul. Read the story >
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Catching Up With Wilbert Roget II At MAGFest

By Kate Remington, WSHU Public Radio

The Music and Gaming Festival, or MAGFest, is a four-day explosion of video game music! There are panels with composers and musicians, and LOTS of music making. I caught up with composer Wilbert Roget II to chat about the music he contributed to Destiny 2 Forsaken, and what makes MAGFest such a fun and meaningful experience. Read the story >

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Penn State lacrosse

By Navin Zachariah, Onward State

Last season didn’t quite go to plan for Penn State men’s lacrosse.

A season-ending foot injury to star attacker Grant Ament before the regular season even started set the tone for a disappointing year for the Nittany Lions. The team finished with an 8-6 record and a 2-3 mark in Big Ten play before watching the NCAA tournament from home. Read the Onward State story about Grant Ament '15 >

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haverford school alum in lacrosse championship

DUBLIN, IRELAND – Ireland Lacrosse has announced a 23-player roster for the Men’s Indoor National team, which is set to compete in the FIL 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (Langley Events Centre, from 19-28 September 2019) in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Currently ranked 6th in the World, the Irish indoor national team will be looking to improve their ranking coming off of a promising showing at the 2017 European Box Lacrosse Championship in Turku, Finland. The team returns 17 veteran players (with 347 caps amongst them), and welcomes 6 newcomers. Read the Ireland Lacrosse story >

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Seven seniors at The Haverford School presented science research projects at the 11th annual Research Symposium. The students, who are part of the Advanced Research Laboratory Cooperative elective at Haverford, completed their research at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and other laboratories over the course of six-to-eight weeks in the summer of 2018. The topics of their college-level research included analyzing gene expression data, the possibility of conditioning the brain against severe injuries, the efficacy of a gene therapy used to treat Familial Hypercholesterolemia, and more.

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Cheryl Joloza’s fifth-grade science class is entering the National Geographic 2018-19 GeoChallenge. This year’s theme is “Tackling Plastic!.” Teams of students are creating maps, developing models, and producing videos as part of their investigation into the issue of plastic in our world’s waterways. The students will submit their ideas to National Geographic by Jan. 15; the organization will then invite select teams to participate in a regional competition on March 29.

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Boys at The Haverford School performed a variety of service projects throughout the month of December. The service projects support many area organizations, including local military members serving overseas, Life Centers of Delaware County, Project HOME, Toys for Tots, the Palm Senior Center, and Eldernet. The winter service projects are part of Haverford’s Service Learning Program, and led by students of all ages. 

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By Amy Joyce, The Washington Post
Photo credit: Calla Kessler  

"Boys have been raised in a culture that puts them into a very distinct box, based on stereotypes that have persisted for hundreds of years, says Michael Reichert, a psychologist at the all-boys Haverford School in Philadelphia. “The boys are not the problem,” he says. “It’s the model.” Read the Washington Post story >

Dr. Reichert is Haverford's spring 2019 Best for Boys Speaker Series presenter. Learn more >

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Jan. 23: "Mothering Addiction" with Lynda Harrison Hatcher

In Mothering Addiction, Hatcher tells a heart-wrenching story of her turbulent journey as the mother of a child who desperately struggled with a heroin addiction. She reveals cracks in her marriage, effects on a silently suffering sibling, and challenges with her own mental health, exposing the hidden costs of family trauma. Through a discussion of her son's self-destruction and her quest to find her own truth, Hatcher will tackle important questions for parents.

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By Bruce Adams,

The junior finished fourth at the PAISAA State Wrestling Tournament last winter, qualifying for Nationals, and is off to a 4-1 start this season, including a second-place finish at 285 pounds at the Pope John Paul Invitational and a hard-earned victory against Glen Mills in the Fords’ home opener.  A three-sport athlete (football, wrestling, track), Adubofour  is co-president of the school’s Black Student Union and co-president of Haverford School’s Service Board; played Kiil in Enemy of the People in the school’s fall play; sings tenor/baritone in the Glee Club; and is a member of the student diversity leadership team. He would like to become a neurosurgeon. Read the story >

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