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Students earn accolades in Scholastic Writing Awards

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.

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The Haverford School names Mark Fifer as Head of Upper School

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.

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Brendon Jobs presents “How to Be An Upstander: A Workshop for Helping Kids Speak Up When It Counts” for Best for Boys Speaker Series

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. 

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Two Middle School students place in Global Oneness Project photography contest

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. 

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Diversity Alliance organizes student-centered dialogues and discussions

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. 

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Mengistu Koilor '99: Regional Craft Breweries are Making Diversity A Priority

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

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Haverford III Former Shines in Worldwide Piano Master Class

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. 

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Neetish Sharma '19 and Nick Chimicles '19 help Raju Foundation donate 100,000 face masks

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. 

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