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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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Haverford School Class of 2019 photo

The Haverford School celebrated its 135th Commencement ceremony on June 7 in the School’s Field House. The School graduated 102 students before a crowd of family, friends, and alumni. Twenty-five percent of the graduating class has attended Haverford since pre-kindergarten or kindergarten. Read the story >

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Senior honors grandfather and Montford Point Marines in documentary

Haverford senior Shane Fordham’s grandfather, Carroll W. Braxton, was one of the first African Americans to enlist in the Marines Corps after the branch desegregated their ranks in the 1940s. Shane created a documentary to honor his grandfather; it has been selected to become a permanent fixture at the National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Va.

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Luke Kania is athlete of the week

By Bruce Adams, Main Line Times

The senior outfielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was batting .457 (as of May 24) with 32 hits, 22 runs scored and only five strikeouts in 70 at bats. A fine defensive defense outfielder, Kania has played a key role this spring for the Fords (20-10), who advanced to the PAISAA tourney semifinals and defeated Malvern Prep twice during the regular season. "He's a tone-setter for the team with his attitude, hustle and love for the game and his teammates," said Haverford School baseball head coach Bob Castell. Kania, whose cousins James and Michael played golf for Villanova University, will be attending Villanova as well this fall. Read the story >

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Haverford School boys and Timothy School students wave at camera

HAVERFORD TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Students at two local schools shared a special day together after spending the year corresponding as pen pals. The students first met face to face in the fall and then wrote each other letters over the course of the year. This was their second in-person visit. They have found they have a lot in common, like Haverford School's Chase and Timothy School's Zenia, who both love music. See the clip >

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Who's Building Philly: Tom Bentley '70

Bentley Homes‘ trajectory somewhat resembles that of the Baby Boom generation its founder Tom Bentley belongs to: He started out building townhouses on the Main Line right around the time his fellow Boomers were abandoning the places where they lived while in college for more comfortable digs in the ‘burbs. Then, as they grew older and more affluent, he started building bigger single-family residences there and in Chester County. Read the full profile of Tom Bentley '70 in Philadelphia Magazine > 

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middle school students gardening

Students participated in a morning of service and an afternoon of field games as part of Middle School Philip Bishop Day. Sixth graders worked on seeding, planting, and clean-up at Haverford's gardens and at the nearby Project HOME, Sharpe Park, and Gompers School. Form I students weeded and cleaned garden beds at Skunk Hollow Community Gardens, while Form II students went to Haverford Reserve for trail clean-up and tree planting.

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By Michael Reichert, consulting school psychologist

hen boys shut down and push everyone away, parents often become confused or upset. This can cause parents to pepper their son with questions, making it seem to the boy that their “need to know” is the real issue. Read the story, and register for Dr. Reichert's Best for Boys talk on May 8 >

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Coach Nostrant moves to Gilman to coach lacrosse

By Ty Xanders, Inside Lacrosse

John Nostrant, who has led Haverford (Pa.) for the past 28 years, will be announced as the next Gilman (Md.) head coach this week, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse. Nostrant notified his team Wednesday morning and will finish up the season with the Fords, currently ranked No. 11 nationally. Read the Inside Lacrosse story, and Gilman's announcement >

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Best for Boys with Michael Reichert

In a talk based upon his new book, How to Raise a Boy, Dr. Michael Reichert reviews what we know and what we are missing when it comes to raising our sons. Building on his research and clinical experience, as well as from other research in boyhood studies and interpersonal neuroscience, his perspective affirms the goodness of boys and offers a roadmap for all those who care for them.

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Haverford School lacrosse program hosts inaugural #10ve fundraiser and youth clinic  in memory of Kip Taviano ’13

The Haverford School lacrosse program will host the inaugural #10VE Lacrosse Celebration fundraiser and clinic on Saturday, May 4 on Sabol Field. All fundraising proceeds will go to the School’s James K. “Kip” Taviano ’13 Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2016 in memory of Kip

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Christian Ray is player of the year

By Matthew DeGeorge, Delco Times

On each wrist, Christian Ray carries a reminder of Dec. 29. On his right wrist is a tattoo of the date, the birthday of his mother, Sharon. His left wrist sports the remnants of a game on that date — against Cherokee High School in a holiday tourney at Widener, when the Haverford School forward went up for a dunk and came down awkwardly on his arm. Read the story >

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Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar shares experiences of George Washington’s escaped slave at 29th annual Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, a renowned historian, author, and lecturer, spoke at the 29th annual Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture, an endowed lecture series at The Haverford School, on April 10.

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consulting psychologist Michael Reichert on CBS This Morning

Consulting school psychologist Michael Reichert is featured on Philly.com and CBS' "This Morning" on the heels of publishing his book, How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Raise Good Men. Reichert will speak at The Haverford School on May 8 as part of the School's Best for Boys Speaker Series.

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