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Students and grads published in Materials Research Society's scientific journal

Members of The Haverford School's Soft Robotics Club published "Design and Characterization of Edible Soft Robotic Candy Actuators" in MRS Advances, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The paper was written and organized by first author Aditya Sardesai (junior). His co-authors were Xavier M. Segel '18, Matthew N. Baumholtz '18, Yiheng Chen (senior), Ruhao Sun (senior), Bram W. Schork (freshman), Richard Buonocore '18, and Kyle O. Wagner '18.

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Science teachers present at NSTA STEM Forum

Upper School science teachers Daniel Goduti and Carol O'Brien presented at the 7th annual National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) STEM Forum & Expo in Philadelphia in July. Goduti presented on Global Impacts of Infectious Disease, an elective biology course that he developed at Haverford. O'Brien's presentation, "Try Everything Access to All: Projects in Physics Classes that are Conceptual, Problem-Based, and Advanced," highlighted how to make physics more accessible.

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Student PALS counselors share their summer experience

IV Former Ryan Ngo and Benjamin (Benji) Bacharach '18 spent time this summer in Washington, D.C., working as camp counselors with PALS, an organization that seeks to foster friendship and independence among young adults with Down syndrome. PALS was founded in 2004 with 16 campers and counselors in Doylestown and has grown to more than 1,100 with locations throughout the country. Ryan and Benji have been working with the organization for two years, and continue to be inspired by the people they met and relationships they form.

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Lacrosse coach John Nostrant to step down after 2018-19 school year

In a communication to lacrosse families and supporters on June 25, Coach John Nostrant shared the news that the 2018-19 season -- his 28th -- would be his last at The Haverford School. Haverford lacrosse has won 14 Inter-Ac Championships in 27 years, had undefeated national teams in 2011 and 2015, and has beaten every team in the MIAA. Still, Nostrant notes his relationships with scholar-athletes and families as the most satisfying part of coaching.

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Diamond gems: Presenting 2018 All-Main Line baseball teams

By Bruce Adams, Main Line Media News
The 2018 All-Main Line baseball teams include senior catcher and co-captain Justin Meyer, First Team; senior outfielder and co-captain Isaiah Winikur, First Team; and sophomore infielder/pitcher Pat Toal, Second Team. Honorable Mention: junior pitcher Zak Summy, junior first baseman Sean Clark, and junior infielder Alex Andrews. Read the article>

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Rowing shells christened in honor of legendary Heads of Upper School

The Haverford School crew team and Friends of Haverford School Rowing christened two rowing shells honoring outgoing Head of Upper School Matthew A. Green and former Head of Upper School Donald J. McBride. The boats are strong additions to the long tradition of Haverford School crew, and will contribute to the continued success of the sport, the team, and the James J. Barker Sculling Center.

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The Haverford School celebrates its 134th commencement

Kimberly Field, adjunct professor with the U.S. Army War College and retired brigadier general (2015) addressed the Class of 2018 during The Haverford School's 134th commencement ceremony in the School's Field House on Friday, June 8.

Field spoke about service – in its many forms – as being the greatest privilege in life. "The world is huge with its endless opportunities, and yet small enough that young men like you have the opportunity to really make a difference – from any path you choose to walk," she concluded.

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Volume II of Newton's Notebook math journal published

The second edition of Haverford’s math journal, Newton’s Notebook, has been published and printed. It was led by Math Department Chair Susan Mitchell and Editors-in-Chief V Former Mickey Fairorth and VI Former Eusha Hasan. Volume II features articles on pure mathematics topics including the Riemann Zeta function, applied mathematics topics such as hacking into the modern car, and four poems. 

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Students team together to provide baseball equipment to local school

A fellow school called, and Haverford's baseball team answered. East Norriton Middle School was in need of baseball equipment. When one of Haverford's students, Calvin Costner, heard about the school's dilemma, he rallied the baseball team to see what they could do. The team pitched in and donated bats, gloves, helmets, cleats, catcher's equipment, and bat bags.

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Tennis player John Walsh is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
The Haverford School senior, who will be playing tennis for the University of Richmond in the fall, has been the No. 1 singles player for the Fords’ stellar squad the past three years. Walsh made the all-tournament team at the National High School Tennis All-American Invitational in Newport Beach California in March.

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Alumni and friends of The Haverford School participate in the 30th Annual "Doc" Thomas Golf Classic

More than 100 alumni, parents, and friends of The Haverford School participated in the 30th Annual Golf Classic at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield on May 14, vying for the John L. “Doc” Thomas ’23 Memorial Trophy and the Patrick G. Laughlin ’86 Memorial Trophy.

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Annual Haverford School Parents' Association Luncheon

The Haverford School Parents’ Association (HSPA) held its annual meeting and luncheon at Aronimink Golf Club on May 9. The theme, “The World is Your Oyster,” was woven throughout the event that was chaired by Christine Dehney and Beth Stone along with a committee of volunteers. The day included a board meeting, boutique vendor shopping, and lunch. The Haverford School Notables entertained the crowd with a variety of song selections.

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Robotics finishes fourth at VEX World Championships

The Haverford School's robotics team, The Cavalry, qualified six teams for the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championships April 25-May 1 in Louisville, Ky.

In the High School competition, out of 579 teams, Haverford School's 169E (junior Intel Chen, junior Jared Hoefner, sophomore Alexander Greer, sophomore Bennett Twitmyer, and freshman Maxim Kreider) in alliance with team 8059X "Blank." from Singapore, won the Math Division, advanced to the overall finals round-robin and finished No. 4 in the world.

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Haverford School freshman Franklin Dai is Main Line Student of the Week

By Bruce Adams, MainLineMediaNews.com
Franklin Dai is president of his freshman class. He played a piano solo (“Clair de Lune”) in Carnegie Hall at the Music-Fest 2018 Rising Talents Festival Grand Prix Winners’ Concert last month, which was performed by approximately 30 students who won the Grand Prix award at the Rising Talents competition. He also participates in Mock Trial and plays JV tennis for Haverford School.

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Haverford School infielder Justin Meyer is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
The senior infielder has collected more than 100 hits and 100 RBIs in a Haverford School uniform. His 100th hit was a solo home run against Penn Charter April 20, and he followed that up with a two-run double that propelled the Fords to an 11-7 comeback win. As of April 22, the University of Richmond-bound senior was batting .444, with seven home runs, six doubles, 20 RBIs and 19 runs scored, and in 7 1/3 innings pitched has compiled a 1.90 ERA. Last spring, Meyer was a second team All-Main Line and All-Inter-Ac baseball selection, batting .344 with 30 RBIs, five home runs and 20 walks. He also has been selected for Carpenter Cup play each of the past three years. Off the field, he is  member of the Signet Society and Student Council.

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My Story Matters: Haverford hosts Middle School Diversity Conference

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"I think God wanted us to do this today," said John Nagl, headmaster of The Haverford School regarding the 10th annual Middle School Diversity Conference held on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event had been rescheduled twice because of bad weather but still drew about 400 students from 22 area schools. 
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Six-time state champion Haverford School robotics team headed to VEX World competition

The Haverford School robotics team, The Cavalry, competed at the Eastern PA State Championships in Norristown on March 4. Team 169 won the tournament for the sixth-consecutive year and five teams – three high school and two middle school – qualified for the 2018 VEX World Championships April 25-28 in Louisville, Ky.

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Lower School Leadership Fair: sportsmanship, mentorship, and more

All fifth-graders participate in a unique Decision Education and Leadership course designed to help students understand their natural talents, as well as how to make good decisions and be quality leaders of the Lower School. To finish the course, boys work with their teachers to create projects that are designed to serve needs in the Lower School and the surrounding community.

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All-Delco swimming: Four Fords highlight sizeable Inter-Ac contingent

By Matthew De George, Delaware County Daily Times
The 2018 All-Delco Swimming First Team includes Haverford School senior Alex Boratto (Boys Swimmer of the Year) senior John Nelligan, sophomore Antonio Octaviano, and sophomore Brian Brennan. Honorable Mention: sophomore Bobby Blewett, senior T.J. Brooks, sophomore Antonio Crescente, freshman Jack Deppen, freshman Pierre Koenig, and junior J.R. Leitz.

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Junior Gavin Burke is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
The junior guard, a third-year starter for the Fords, has played a key role in Haverford School posting its first 10-0 Inter-Ac record since 1927, and its first Inter-Ac title since 1999. Burke leads the Fords in three-point percentage, and has taken the most charges for the squad. In the Fords' final Inter-Ac contest Feb. 9, Burke scored 16 points in a 79-66 win against Penn Charter. A fine all-around athlete, he has verbally committed to Villanova University for lacrosse.

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John Middleton '73: Phillies owner's journey as Eagles fan reaches its pinnacle

By Bob Brookover, Philly.com
Next time you watch the replay of the Eagles' Super Bowl LII victory – come on, we know you have a few more left in you – hit the pause button when they show Jeffrey Lurie celebrating in his private box at U.S. Bank Stadium. One row above and just to the left of the Eagles' owner, you can see Phillies owner John Middleton celebrating right along with Lurie and actor Bradley Cooper.

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Haverford School junior Nick Chimicles is Main Line Student of the Week

By Bruce Adams, MainLineMediaNews.com
Junior Nick Chimicles is one of the Editors-in-Chief of The Haverford School's newspaper, The Index, and is leader of The Index web team. He was recently accepted into Haverford's Advanced Laboratory Research Cooperative, a 6-8-week summer program with University of Pennsylvania and other collegiate research labs. Chimicles is a member of the Student Service Board and led the all-school can drive with more than 10,000 cans collected this year. He is leader of the Coding Club, a member of the Haverford School Honor Council, and one of the co-heads of Stage Crew.

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The Haverford School announces new Head of Upper School,  new Head of Lower School

The Haverford School is pleased to announce that Patrick Andrén, who currently serves as Head of the Upper School at St. Mark's School of Texas, will succeed Matt Green as Head of Upper School; and Dr. Pam Greenblatt, who for the past three years has been the Director of the Enrichment and Learning Center at The Haverford School, will succeed Dr. Ron Duska as Head of Lower School. Both positions will be effective July 1, 2018.

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Michael Scott '77 exhibits paintings in Geneva, Switzerland

Contemporary painter Michael Scott '77 has an exhibit at the Xippas Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland, on display through March 10. The exhibition features three black and white works from 1990, 1991, and 2015, as well as a color "mountain landscape" painting from a 1995 series. Scott also recently exhibited his work in New York City at Westbeth Gallery alongside a painting by fellow Ford Dan Walsh '78.

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Swimmer Alex Boratto downs national independent school record; Fords win Inter-Ac

By Anne Lepesant, SwimSwam.com
Alessandro (Alex) Boratto, a senior at The Haverford School, took down National Independent School Record in the 100 SCM backstroke on Thursday, Jan. 25, in a meet against Episcopal Academy. Boratto clocked a time of 54.54, taking 1.14 seconds off the mark of 55.68 set by Zach Althoff of the Baylor School on Nov. 15, 2017.

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Niche.com: The Haverford School is No. 2 in Pennsylvania's top 100 schools for 2018

By Kara Seymour, Patch.com National Staff
Data compiler Niche.com has ranked the top 100 schools in Pennsylvania – and The Haverford School makes the grade at No. 2. The list includes both private and public schools at the elementary, middle and high school level.

Niche's methodology is based on an analysis of academic and student-life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, and feedback from Niche.com users.

Every school on this top 100 list received either an A+ or an A for an overall score from Niche.
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Sophomore Nick Moncilovich receives national recognition for volunteerism

By Kevin Tustin, News of Delaware County
Nickolas Moncilovich, 16, of Drexel Hill, was recently named a recipient of the Daily Point of Life Award, an honor from the Points of Light Foundation created by former President George H.W. Bush to foster a national culture of volunteerism.

The award is given to individuals who "spark change and improve the world" with over 6,000 persons being awarded since 1990.

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Lower School students honor memory of Martin Luther King Jr. with morning of service

Haverford School Lower School students and their families celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of working together as a community to support each other by coming to school on Jan. 15 to participate in a morning of service projects, led by the Upper School Student Service Board, to benefit local agencies and soldiers serving overseas.


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Conor Kelly '11 to represent Ireland in the Federation of International Lacrosse's World Championships

Conor Kelly '11 is one of 23 men selected for Ireland Lacrosse's 2018 Men's National Lacrosse Team. The team will represent Ireland at the Federation of International Lacrosse's World Championships being held in Netanya, Israel, July 12-21, 2018. Kelly was the 2011 Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year for an undefeated and National champion Haverford School squad. He led Notre Dame to the ACC championship in 2014 and was an All-ACC tournament choice.

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Basketball: Haverford School senior is honored for hitting a career milestone as the Fords dominate in win over Episcopal Academy

By Dan McCarty, PhillySportsDigest.com
Consistent defense did it for The Haverford School basketball team when it hosted rival Episcopal Academy in Inter-Ac League action Friday, Jan. 12. The Fords ultimately managed to dominate the Churchmen, 65-40.

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Learning through giving: first grade partners with school in Belize

First graders kicked off their annual service project with Sacred Heart Elementary School in Belize by exchanging thoughts about the values of our respective communities. Haverford School boys went on a tour of campus to help define what it means to exhibit the School's core virtues. They stopped at the Walk of Virtues, admired plaques in the Field House about what it means to be a champion, marveled at the older boys' names on the Honor Council Chairman plaque, and met with Headmaster John Nagl beneath the headmaster portraits in the Upper School for a brief history of the School's leadership.

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The Haverford School community decorates "Share the Warmth" trees

The Haverford School has a "Share the Warmth" tree in each division – Lower, Middle, and Upper. Students, parents, faculty, and staff brought in hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves to adorn the boughs. The Haverford School Parents' Association provided the trees and the items will be donated to the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County and Project HOME.

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All-Delco Cross-Country Teams

The 2017 All-Delco Cross-Country Teams include senior Will Merhige, First Team; junior Khalil Bland, Honorable Mention; and senior Mark Gregory, Honorable Mention.

Merhige took first place at the Westtown Invitational, was second at the Penncrest Invitational, and placed third at the Inter-Ac League Championships. He finished fourth at the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Meet, turning in the second-fastest time by a Delco runner at Belmont Plateau during the 2017 season.

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The Index wins 2017 Silver Medal from Columbia Scholastic Press Association

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) has honored The Index, The Haverford School's student newspaper, with a 2017 silver medal. Nine-hundred-fifty high schools submitted to CSPA for critique and review in the newspaper category.

Additionally, VI Former and Student Body President Robb Soslow won second place in the CSPA Gold Circle Awards in the Entertainment Reviews category for "'It's Me vs. Me,' Kendrick Lamar is the Best of All Time." Nationwide, there were more than 7,000 print news and magazine entries from students at colleges, universities, and secondary schools.

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Tom Hopkins '10 and ex-NFL player Nate Lawrie make winning pitch on "Shark Tank"

By Ali Montag, CNBC.com
When the investors on ABC's "Shark Tank" see a pitch for a product that they think will make money, they are often willing to fight for it.

On Oct. 29, after former NFL tight end Nate Lawrie and his business partner Tom Hopkins (Haverford School, Class of 2010) pitched their company Brazyn Life, which sells a foam roller that collapses to fit in a gym bag, the fight was on.
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Richardson T. Merriman '67, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Pennsylvania Trust Company, announced that he will step down at the end of the year, handing the reins to George C. McFarland Jr. '77. Merriman will remain Chairman of Pennsylvania Trust and continue with the management of client relationships and client development.

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There is still a lot of confusion over just how four U.S. soldiers died in Niger earlier this month. The Pentagon's Africa Command is investigating the ambush. The FBI has its own inquiry. Members of Congress are demanding answers about the soldiers' mission and what went fatally wrong. And on top of that, there is the heated debate over President Trump's condolence call to the family of one of the soldiers killed, Sgt. La David Johnson. Joining me to talk through this is John Nagl, a retired Army lieutenant colonel. He helped write the Army and Marine Corps's Field Manual on counter insurgency.

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'The Vietnam War' documentary director Lynn Novick visits The Haverford School

By Linda Stein, MainLineMediaNews.com
William Ehrhart has been back to Vietnam three times since coming home from his tour of duty in March 1968.

Ehrhart spent time with former North Vietnamese soldiers — his former enemies — and found they had many experiences in common, he told an assembly of 9th through 12 grade students at The Haverford School, where he teaches English and history.
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Haverford School 2017 High School National Squash Champions honored at U.S. Open

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Haverford School was honored Oct. 10 on the ASB GlassCourt at the 2017 U.S. Open. Haverford won the 2017 National High School Championship. The tournament is the largest squash event in the world; last season's version included 1,500 players on 105 boys teams and seventy-six girls teams.

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Runner Will Merhige is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
The senior cross-country captain finished first at the Westtown Invitational Sept. 30, placed first in his 1,600-meter heat at the Henderson Invitational, and broke the school's indoor 3000-meter record last winter. He earned All-Inter-Ac cross-country honors last fall, and according to Haverford School cross-country head coach Tim Lengel "was a huge part" of the Fords winning their Inter-Ac cross-country title since 2001 last fall. Merhige also helped the Fords' cross-country team win Haverford's Hattersley award (highest scholastic average for a program).

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The Haverford School wins Harvard's international Soft Robotics Design Competition with edible robot invention

Eight students from The Haverford School's soft robotics club were awarded first place in the 2017 High School Soft Robotics Design Competition, sponsored by the Soft Robotics Toolkit at Harvard University, for its creation of edible soft robotic actuators. More than 90 teams around the world submitted designs for the 2017 competition, with the goal of advancing the field of soft robotics.

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Private schools: Are they the right choice for your child?

By Michael Bradley '79, Philadelphia Magazine
Headmaster John Nagl is sitting comfortably on the back porch of his house across the street from the Haverford School campus on a sticky summer day. On this day, he's talking about the decision-making process for families considering independent schools and the "investment" they make in their children's futures. "You are setting the foundation for the rest of their lives," he says. "You have to find the right place for your child." Read the Philadelphia Magazine article>

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The Haverford School "thinks pink" for Lee National Denim Day

Haverford School students, faculty, and staff joined the national effort for breast cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs by raising more than $1,800 for Lee National Denim Day. Funds raised benefit the Women's Cancer Programs of EIF (Entertainment Industry Foundation) and research for all cancers. Participants who contributed to the cause were allowed to forego the School's usual dress code and wear jeans and/or pink to school for the day.

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Haverford School senior Robb Soslow is Main Line Student of the Week

By Bruce Adams, MainLineMediaNews.com
Soslow is Student Body President, Editor-in-Chief of the school's Pegasus literary magazine, a 2016-17 Gold Key winner (National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards), member of the school's Signet Society, President of the Notables (a capella vocal ensemble), and was selected to attend the Big Timber Arts Roundup for writing.

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Haverford School and Character Lab host Foundations of Leadership Summit Conference

Student leaders from ten local schools gathered at The Haverford School for the Foundations of Leadership Summit Conference Aug. 17-18. The conference, led by Haverford and Germantown Academy, provided students with tools and strategies for character development and authentic leadership. It also kicked off a new partnership between the Character Lab and Haverford -- one of four schools nationwide selected to be part of the Character Lab Research Network.

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The Haverford School begins 134th year of educating boys

The Haverford School began its 134th year Sept. 6 and welcomed 976 students. New faculty and staff include Anthony Pariano, Middle School English; Jamie DiZio, school nurse; Meghan Lenahan, fourth grade; Benjamin White, Upper School Spanish and JV tennis coach; Nathan Bridge, Upper School math and varsity soccer assistant coach; Brian Adamczyk, Director of The Haverford Conservatory; Christine O'Connell, school nurse; Jeremy Hart, Upper School history; and Adam Myers, Upper School science/math and robotics assistant.

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By Dr. John Nagl for The National Interest
Last night, Donald Trump became the third consecutive U.S. president to commit to a counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan. He did not do so willingly; indeed, like President George W. Bush, Donald Trump had campaigned explicitly on the idea of abandoning nation-building campaigns like those conducted by his predecessor. But there are only three options when your enemy chooses to fight you as an insurgent: quit, conduct a scorched-earth campaign that kills everyone and destroys everything, or commit to counterinsurgency.

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Senior Alex Boratto verbally commits to swim for Stanford

By Karl Ortegon, swimswam.com
Senior Alex Boratto excels at freestyle and backstroke, and swims and studies at The Haverford School in Haverford, PA. Representing Haverford at the 2017 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships, Boratto won the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke, setting the meet record in the latter. He also split a 44.8 anchoring their 3rd place 400 free relay and was 23.07 leading off their 200 medley relay which tied for 2nd.

This summer, Boratto also won the NCSA Championship in the 50 back, finishing 2nd in the 100 back and 3rd in the 200 back.
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By Matthew De George, PAPrepLive.com
Eleven Fords received All-Delco honors: First Team – junior T.J. Malone, senior John Nostrant, senior Joel Trucksess, and senior Chris Hervada; Second Team – junior Luke O'Grady; Honorable Mention – junior Scott Deck, sophomore Peter Garno, senior Parker Henderer, senior Ryan Jacob, sophomore Ryan Niggeman, and sophomore Adam Salvaggio.
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National Merit Scholarship winners: Caleb Clothier and Dean Manko

Haverford School seniors Caleb Clothier and Dean Manko are among just 2,500 other National Merit Finalist students across the country to receive a $2,500 scholarship. In the fall, Clothier will attend Yale and Manko is headed to Stanford.

More than 1.6 million students were considered for the contest when they took the PSATs in October 2015 as juniors. Winners are selected purely on merit, without consideration of their family financial circumstances, college choice, major, or career plans. More>
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2017 All-Southeastern Pa. Baseball Team: Bryan Hyland and David Hogarth

By Rick O'Brien, Philly.com
Haverford School seniors Bryan Hyland and David Hogarth have been selected for the All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Baseball Team. Hyland, who will attend Cornell, batted .447 with 46 RBIs, 26 runs, and 8 home runs. He finished his high school career with 115 hits and 104 runs. Infielder Hogarth was named to the Second Team. The All-Southeastern Pennsylvania Baseball Team.

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The Haverford School's celebrates its 133rd commencement

Michael Dubin '97, founder and CEO Dollar Shave Club, addressed the Class of 2017 during The Haverford School's 133rd commencement ceremony in the School's Field House on June 9.

Dubin encouraged students to define their own happiness and success, and emphasized the importance of making good choices – No. 1: try everything; No. 2: don't do what everyone else is doing; No. 3: get out of your comfort zone; and No. 4: be kind to yourself; choose to study your failure. More>

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Building with Proteins: Dr. Leila Deravi Presents Gwinn Science Lecture

At the annual William E. Gwinn Memorial Science Lecture on May 11, Dr. Leila Deravi discussed how proteins could be used to build flexible electronic devices, the focus of her research as the lead of the Biomaterials Design Group at Northeastern University. Dr. Deravi also met with students in Engineering class and advised the School's robotics team on their experiments.

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Senior Tommy Toal: a leader on and off the field

By John Knebels, PhillySportsDigest.com
If you ask his teammates, coach, and family what makes Toal such a success, no one cites a single sports statistic, or mentions an award, or reminisces about a celebrated moment in yesteryear. As wonderful and entertaining as he has been on a football and baseball field, what truly defines Tommy Toal as a person to emulate is his attitude, competitiveness, loyalty, intelligence, diligence, and consistency. Read the PhillySportsDigest.com article>

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Haverford School pitcher Tyler Dunbar is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
Dunbar, a senior, was the Fords' No. 1 pitcher this season, helping Haverford advance to the PAISAA semifinals. He posted a 6-0 record this season with a 1.80 ERA this spring (career record of 18-5 in his four years at Haverford) and will be attending Elizabethtown College to continue his baseball career. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>

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Spanish II students connect with Latino community of Philadelphia

All three sections of Spanish II went on a field trip May 19 aimed at connecting with the Latino community within the city of Philadelphia, including a special mural tour; visiting a nonprofit organization for Latino youth arts; and ordering lunch at an authentic Colombian restaurant. Upper School Spanish teachers Carmen Epstein and Noel Straight provided a recap of this "global and local" field trip.

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Junior Tyler Campbell is Main Line Student of the Week

By Bruce Adams, MainLineMediaNews.com
Campbell is the School's Head of Diversity Alliance Communications and represented Haverford at the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) the past two years. He co-organized the School's fall and spring retreats, and Day of Silence. He writes poetry every day and attended the Big Timber Arts Roundup for writing. Campbell is the leader of the Poetry Club and frequent contributor to Pegasus, the School's literary magazine. He will attend Kenyon College Young Writers Program at Kenyon College in Ohio this summer and is writing his own poetry collection, "Pieces of a Kid," which he plans to finish in September. Read the MainLineMediaNews.com article>

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Junior John Walsh is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
The Haverford School junior played first singles throughout the season for the Fords' undefeated boys' tennis squad (14-0) and posted a 10-1 record. He won the No. 1 flight at the 2017 NEMA doubles tournament alongside senior Will McDevitt. Walsh played five rounds of qualifying and made it to the main draw of the 2017 Orange Bowl. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>

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Two Haverford School students recognized in 2017 Inventor's Challenge

AT&T and the Imagination Foundation announced that seventh-grader Bram Schork won the Nicola Tesla prize; and sixth-grader Colin Harkins was a runner-up, in the 2017 Inventor's Challenge. Nearly 10,000 kids and teens from pre-kindergarten through high school from 17 countries submitted ideas for inventions that solve problems in their schools and communities.

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By Matt Chandik, PhillyLacrosse.com
Six seconds in to Friday night's Inter-Ac Invitational semifinal at Cabrini, it looked like things would be all Malvern Prep, all the time. Sean Christman won the game's opening faceoff, raced down and blasted home a shot to give the Friars a huge jolt right from the start.

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"Keating adds the all-America laurels along with being named a First-Team All-Ivy honoree for the second-straight year," Penn's website say of Keating. "Regarded as one of the best long stick middle players's in the country, Keating entered the season as a Tewaaraton Award Watch List member and lived up to the billing as one of the top scoring long-poles in the country with 10 goals and two assists for 13 points this season while scoring in eight of the Quakers 12 games. Keating led the Red and Blue with a team-high 57 ground balls and added four caused turnovers for the season."

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The Haverford School tennis squad finished its season with a perfect 14-0 record, an Inter-Ac championship, and was the winners of the Sportsmanship Award at this year's NEMA Invitational Tournament. The Fords were led by the all-around games of junior John Walsh (10-1) and senior Will McDevitt (8-0). Senior Connor Lees (12-0) dominated with power from the baseline. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>

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Alumni and friends of The Haverford School participate in the 29th annual "Doc" Thomas Golf Classic

More than 120 alumni, parents, and friends of The Haverford School participated in the 29th Annual Golf Classic at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield May 15, vying for the John L. "Doc" Thomas '23 Memorial Trophy and the Patrick G. Laughlin '86 Memorial Trophy. More>

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Steelers sign LB Matt Galambos '13 following rookie minicamp

By Dave Bryan, SteelersDepot.com
On May 14, it was announced that linebacker Matt Galambos (Haverford School Class of 2013), who played his college football at the University of Pittsburgh, has signed a contract with the Steelers. Galambos registered 283 total tackles in 52 games played in at Pittsburgh. He also had 5.5 sacks, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles. Read the SteelersDepot.com article>

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Scott Shaw and Mohid Khan are Main Line Students of the Week

By Bruce Adams, MainLineMediaNews.com
The Haverford School Cavalry Robotics Team 169A of sophomore Scott Shaw and senior Mohid Khan are ranked No. 3 in the world for Robot Skills. They finished third at the skills challenge at the VEX World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, April 19-22; they also made the High School Research Division semifinals (with their alliance: Team 359A Hawaiian Kids from Waialua, Hawaii; and Team 56777A Stargazer from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China), they beat the No. 2 seed alliance (Team 4142A Pearl City High School from Pearl City, Hawaii; Team 5150D Mad Hatters from Danbury, Connecticut; and Team 9090A T-VEX from Arlington, Texas) in the quarterfinals to get there. Read the MainLineMediaNews.com article>

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Baseball: Haverford School avenges a loss to EA with 14-hit outburst

By Matt Smith, PAPrepLive.com

Tuesday afternoon at EA's Stone Field, Haverford avenged its early-season setback against its biggest rival ... and did so by stinging the baseball, over and again. Fourteen hits, including three apiece by Dave Hogarth, Bryan Hyland and Justin Meyer, paved the way for a 13-5 Haverford victory. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>
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Catcher Bryan Hyland is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

The Haverford School senior catcher and captain is leading the team in batting average (.426 after 17 games), hits (23), and RBI's (24) as of April 24. The Cornell University-bound senior has been red-hot the past week, hitting two home runs with six RBI's against Germantown Academy April 20 and three hits including a home run against Father Judge April 22. He played a key role in the Fords capturing the PAISAA state tournament title last spring. A versatile player, he has been the Fords' designated hitter as a freshman, right fielder as a sophomore and first baseman as a junior. Last winter, he was assistant captain of Haverford School's Independence League Championship ice hockey team and received All-Delco hockey honors. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>

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Famous whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg delivers Davis R. Parker Memorial History Lecture

By Linda Stein, MainLineMediaNews.com
Edward Snowden and Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning walked in the footsteps of Daniel Ellsberg, the famed whistleblower who revealed government secrets in the Pentagon Papers, which he released first to the Senate foreign committee in 1969, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other papers in 1971. Those 7,000-pages rocked the U.S. by revealing top secret American foreign policy about the Vietnam War and the decades prior to it, when the U.S aided the French in Vietnam. Read the MainLineMediaNews.com article>

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Mike Mayock '76 to feature his Philly roots during NFL draft coverage

By Zach Berman, Philly.com
"When I think of Philly and I think of football, I think of people with a little bit of an edge," Mike Mayock '76 said. "And I'm talking about Temple. I'm talking about the fans. I'm talking about the passion. Those things are really important to Philadelphia ... think I've got a little bit of an edge. Read the Philly.com article>

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Michael Rouse '85: Renowned panel at Shipley discuss "Life Beyond Athletics" for student-athletes

By Bruce Adams, MainLineMediaNews.com
Michael Rouse '85, a former top- ranked junior and collegiate tennis player and father of three, said the pressure on high school students today, especially student athletes, is intense where teens are pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve. Read the MainLineMediaNews.com article>

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All-Delco Boys Swimmer of the Year: Alex Borrato earns second-consecutive honor

By Matthew De George, PAPrepLive.com
The Fords triumphed over rival Malvern Prep to capture the Inter-Ac dual meet crown. While they dropped to third at Easterns, it came against a strengthened field, and even third would've been unheard just five years ago.

Boratto was at the center, winning the 100 back in an automatic All-American time and earning All-American consideration in the 200 freestyle, which he won, and with a flat-start time in the 100 free. He was part of two of Haverford's three Delco-record-setting relays. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>
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First-person account of history: Daniel Ellsberg Delivers Parker History Lecture

At the 27th annual Davis R. Memorial History Lecture on April 12, Daniel Ellsberg gave a first-person account of the beginning and expansion of the Vietnam War. Ellsberg also explained his rationale for releasing a 7,000-page study of U.S. relations in Vietnam from 1945-68, later known as the Pentagon Papers.

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Lacrosse: Deck steps up as talent-rich Haverford schools Episcopal Academy

By Matt Chandik, PAPrepLive.com
Pick your poison. It's an unenviable task for anyone playing against The Haverford School, and it's quite a luxury to have for the Fords. There's so much talent stockpiled on the Fords' roster, especially at the offensive end, that it can leave defenses wondering who they need to take away first. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>

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Shawn Alston Jr. '15 named the Big Five's Most Improved Player

By Marc Narducci, Philly.com
The 6-foot-4 combination guard from the Haverford School led the Owls in scoring (13.9 ppg.) and assists (4.1 apg.) this season. He also led the American Athletic Conference in free throw percentage (86.8 percent) and was second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7), third in steals (1.7 per game) and fourth in minutes played (36.4 mpg.). Read the Philly.com article>

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Michael Dubin '97: How Dollar Shave Club's founder built a $1 billion company that changed the industry

By Jaclyn Trop, Entrepreneur magazine
Michael Dubin occasionally allowed himself to envision the moment when everything paid off. He'd be ushered into a grand ceremony, where some conglomerate, eager to own his massively successful company, would offer him a fortune for the pleasure. "I thought we would pass a really nice pen around in a wood-paneled boardroom with portraits of men with white hair," he says. Read the Entrepreneur article>

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"Embrace your failures, because every life has them, and what you learn will make you stronger. Dare greatly, because life is a struggle, and without challenges you'll never know the limits of the possible. Stand up to the bullies, whether they are sharks circling you as you swim (sharks literally circle you in SEAL training during the deep-water swims) or Saddam Hussein." Headmaster John Nagl reviews William H. McRaven's "Make Your Bed" for the Wall Street Journal. McRaven is Chancellor of the University of Texas System and a retired U.S. Navy admiral.

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Michael Dubin '97: The founder of Dollar Shave Club on why he sold his newco to a bigco –  and what's next

By John Battelle, a founder of NewCo
One of my favorite people in the startup world is Michael Dubin. He's earnest, he's smart, and he's wickedly funny, as anyone who's seen his famous Dollar Shave Club commercials can attest. Read the NewCo article>

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Mike Mayock '76 emerges as candidate for Redskins GM

By Adam Schefter and Field Yates, espn.com
"Regarding Adam Schefter's report about the Redskins GM position: There has been no official contact between myself and the team and no interviews about the job," Mayock said. "My focus and energy -- as it typically is this time of year – is squarely focused on the NFL Draft and NFL Network's coverage of that event ... this year in my hometown of Philly!" Read the espn.com article>

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Wrestler Chris Kober is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com
The Haverford School senior 220-pounder captured his first Pennsylvania Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament title, defeating University of Maryland commit Mansur Abdul-Malik, 7-6, in the championship final. He then finished third at National Preps, earning All-American honors. He will wrestle for Division I Campbell University next winter. Off the mat, Kober is the president of an organization that he and his brother started at Haverford called Athletes Helping Athletes (AHA), an organization that provides funding, awareness, and community awareness for special needs athletes. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>

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Haverford School robotics wins VEX Eastern Pennsylvania High School State Championship; five teams advance to Worlds

The Haverford School robotics team, The Cavalry, competed at the Eastern PA State Championships in Norristown on March 4. Team 169 won the tournament – in both the middle and high school divisions – and five teams qualified for the 2017 VEX World Championships April 19-22 in Louisville, Kentucky. More>

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Lower School writers receive 32 of 62 awards in the 44th Annual Junior Author Contest

Students from nine local schools submitted 480 entries for The Gladwyne Library League's 44th Annual Junior Author Contest. First- through fifth-graders competed in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The Haverford School writers won 32 of the 62 awards – 18 nonfiction, 7 poetry, and 7 fiction! Each winner received a book supplied by Children's Book World in Haverford and will have their work bound and housed in the Gladwyne Free Library. More>

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Eastern Swimming & Diving Championships: Boratto's meet record gives Haverford School something to build on

By Matthew de George, PAPrepLive.com
Few teams are in the position to view third place at Easterns as a stepping stone. But with so few upperclassmen contributing to Haverford School's effort, Saturday's result seems just that. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>

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Feb. 24-26 MP Weekly Wonders: freshman swimmer Antonio Octaviano

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Swimming for Haverford School at the 2017 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships, freshman Octaviano broke the 57-second barrier in the 100 breast for the first time, placing third in the race that Reece Whitley won with a national high school record. Octaviano dropped 7/10 and was 2.6 seconds faster than he'd been a year ago at this time. He now owns the fourth-fastest time in history for 13-14 boys. He also earned a PB in the 200 IM, dropping 2.4 seconds. Read about the other Weekly Wonders>

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Michael Rouse'85: How his teen job made him a CEO

By Jane M. Von Bergen, Philly.com
Workforce experts agree that almost nothing makes more of an impact on a young person's lifelong employment prospects than a summer job, with a paycheck, earned during high school years. Needing money back then, Michael J. Rouse, now 49, created a summer job by starting his own business – one that now employs 1,600 people in the summer, serves 4,000 children, and operates in six states. Read the Philly.com article>

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Independence League champions: Fords ice hockey defeats Germantown Academy in the finals

By Bob Grotz, PAPrepLive.com
The Haverford School skated into the Independence Hockey League title game Thursday night embracing its underdog role. The Fords left with the cup, their 7-3 victory over previously undefeated Germantown Academy a testament to skill, energy and true grit. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honors 10 Haverford School students

The national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, judged locally by the Philadelphia Writing Project, recognized student writers at The Haverford School with three Gold Keys, two Silver Keys, and five Honorable Mentions. Gold Key and Silver Key winners will be honored by the Philadelphia Arts and Education Partnership at a University of the Arts ceremony on March 25. Gold Key works are then judged nationally, with National Medalists recognized in part at a celebration at Carnegie Hall.

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Senior Cal Williams is Main Line Student of the Week

By Bruce Adams, MainLineMediaNews.com

As captain of the world-class VEX robotics program at Haverford School, Williams' team finished fifth in the world in 2016 out of 20,000 teams that were registered; was a two–time State Excellence Award winner; won 13 consecutive regional qualifying matches; and is a four-time Pennsylvania state champion. He won the School Poetry Out Loud competition and was runner-up at regionals. During his sophomore year, he was chosen to be part of the inaugural class of 16 Germination fellows in The Germination Project, which seeks to catalyze and energize an elite cadre of ambitious young men and women, brought together by their talent, drive and commitment to putting their gifts into service for the benefit of Philadelphia. Read the MainLineMediaNews.com article>

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Alumni detail the power of networking

The Young Alumni Networking Evening on Jan. 4 hosted dozens of Haverford graduates for conversation and connection. The event featured a panel discussion on how to distinguish oneself as a job candidate, plus industry roundtables exploring finance, food & beverage, nonprofit, technology, law, real estate, construction, media & marketing, sports, and education.

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By Matthew De George, PAPrepLive.com
Try as you might, you may never see another game quite like the one authored by Haverford School and Germantown Academy Tuesday night. Read the PAPrepLive.com article>

Philly.com article: "Germantown Academy tops Haverford School in 5 OTs," PhillySportsDigest.com article: "Germantown Academy outlasts The Haverford School in a 5 overtime thriller
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Senior Jose Martinez is Main Line Student of the Week

The Harvard-bound senior is a member of Cum Laude Society, Signet Society, and Student Council. Last summer, he attended the MIT MITES (Minority Introduction To Engineering and Science) '16 program. He was also accepted at Harvard's summer program and TASP (Telluride Association Summer Program). At Haverford School, he is leader of the Math Club; contributor to Math Journal (Newton's Notebook founder); founder and co-leader of the Gender Club; member of the Astronomy Club; and president of the Diversity Alliance. He has spent more than 150 community service hours tutoring students in math and Spanish. Read the MainLineMediaNews.com article>

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Lower School students honor memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

Haverford School Lower School students and their families celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of working together as a community to support each other by coming to school on Jan. 16 to participate in a morning of service projects, led by the Upper School Student Service Board, to benefit local agencies and soldiers serving overseas. More>

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Advanced Laboratory Research Cooperative students present graduate-level work

Jan. 13 marked The Haverford School's 9th annual Research Symposium, during which Form VI students presented the results of their work with science labs at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University. This intensive, college-level research and analysis is the culmination of Haverford's Advanced Laboratory Research Cooperative.

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Senior Chris Williams is Main Line Student of the Week

By Bruce Adams, Main Line Media News

Chris Williams, a Haverford School senior, is a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist, a Cum Laude Society Member, co-captain of Haverford School's Robotics Team, and a five-time VEX Robotics Pennsylvania State Championship qualifier. He is a National Chinese Honor Society Member, co-captain of the school's Jazz Band, editor of Haverford's Pegasus Literary Magazine, co-captain of Mock Trial, co-president of the Politics Club and a member of the Glee Club and Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Read the Main Line Media News article>

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Bringing cheer by giving back

Service learning is a cornerstone of the Haverford School experience. In addition to ongoing community beautification and inner city tutoring, winter service learning projects included a Toys for Tots drive, Share the Warmth trees, and more. "From pre-k to the Upper School, the boys learn to exercise their kindness and character toward the good of others at a time of year when we are all mindful of how much need surrounds us," says Jini Loos, Director of Service Learning.

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Speaking the language of art

Inspired by the work of Mural Arts Philadelphia Founder Jane Golden, and in the spirit of the vibrant mural culture in cities around the world, Haverford's Modern and Classical Languages (MCL) and Art Departments recently collaborated on a project. Led by Ms. Kenna, Upper School Spanish teacher, and Mr. Fox, Chair of the Art Department, the cross-curricular initiative seeks to inform students about how language and art work together to communicate complex social messages.

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Indoor climbing wall added to wellness curriculum

The Haverford School recently installed a state-of-the-art indoor climbing wall. The physical education, health and wellness, and leadership program faculty and staff completed a seven-hour certification and are ready to unveil the climbing wall to our boys. The wall will host physical education classes, clubs, sports teams, and others looking for cooperative, camaraderie-building experiences. "Climbing is an experience like none other," says Jeff Potter, head of the physical education department. "It requires physical strength, endurance, problem solving, trust, teamwork, and responsibility."

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As part of the annual Thanksgiving assembly, at which our community expresses gratitude and thanks, faculty who have served at the School for 10 years are recognized with a pin and framed certificate. Headmaster John Nagl presented the awards following remarks by Alumni Executive Council President Branton H. Henderson III '74, P'12 '14 '18. Read on for Mr. Henderson's gracious remarks.

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Haverford School robotics team wins St. Joe's Prep VEX Qualifier

The Haverford School robotics team, The Cavalry, competed in the VEX Robotics St. Joe's Prep Qualifier on Nov. 19. Teams 169A (sophomore Scott Shaw and senior Mohid Khan), 169X (freshmen Alexander Greer, Aditya Sardesai, Daniel Chow, and Toby Ma), and 169D (eighth-graders Owen Gormley, Maxim Kreider, Safa Obuz, and Manny Winikur), won the tournament. More>

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Haverford School athletes commit to play D1 sports at colleges and universities

Student-athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent to play D1 sports include seniors David Hogarth, William & Mary, baseball; Tommy Toal, La Salle University, baseball; John Nostrant, Penn State, lacrosse; Evan Scott, Furman, lacrosse; Joel Trucksess, Lehigh, lacrosse; and Charlie Ryan, Michigan State, swimming.

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Where there's a "Will" there's a way: co-captains help Haverford School cross-country snare Inter-Ac crown
By John Knebels, PhillySportsDigest.com

The anticipation fluctuated between thrilling and painful. In a few seconds, Haverford School's cross-country runners were either going to maul each other in euphoria or console each other in lamentation. Read the PhillySportsDigest article>

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Nov. 3-5: "Frost/Nixon" takes center stage at The Haverford School

The Haverford School Upper School Theater Department presents "Frost/Nixon" Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the School's Centennial Hall.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at Ticketleap (https://the-haverford-school.ticketleap.com/frost-nixon/) or at the door. The Box Office opens 45 minutes prior to show time. For more information, please call 610-642-3020, ext. 1386.

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Denim Day: supporting breast cancer research and treatment

Haverford School students, faculty, and staff joined the national effort for breast cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs by raising more than $2,000 for Lee National Denim Day. Funds raised benefit the Women's Cancer Programs of EIF (Entertainment Industry Foundation) and research for all cancers. Participants who contributed to the cause were allowed to forego the School's usual dress code and wear jeans and/or pink to school for the day.

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From USSquash.com

Congratulations to The Haverford School scholar athletes recognized by U.S. Squash: senior David Bunn, junior Tyler Burt, senior Duncan Joyce, senior Bill Wu, Sebastian Yager '16 (four-year winner), junior Jack Burton, junior Grant Sterman, junior Samuel Turner, and sophomore Spencer Yager.

The US Squash Scholar Athlete Award recognizes high school students who excel in both the classroom and on the squash court. The Scholar Athlete Award program has shown significant growth since it was established in 2006 with 47 awards granted that year, through to 2015 where nearly 300 students received the award. See the complete list and criteria>

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Senior Evan Scott is Main Line Student of the Week

By Bruce Adams, MainLIneMediaNews.com

Evan Scott is The Haverford School Student Body President. He was elected by his peers to the Signet Society, Haverford School's honorary service association. The Villanova resident carries a 3.9 grade-point average and is extremely active in community service, with more than 100 hours logged since his freshman year. He is a member of the school's Peer Counseling, and co-captain for the Fords' varsity soccer squad. He is committed to Furman University for lacrosse. Read the MainLineMediaNews.com article>

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Haverford School junior Alex Boratto ranked No. 23 in the world for 18U 100 backstroke

USA Swimming announced the honorees for a new program, the 18 & Under World 100, recognizing many of the nation's top 18-and-under swimmers for their performances in Olympic events in 2016. Haverford School junior Alex Boratto is ranked No. 23 in the world for 18U in the 100 backstroke (55.51) and No. 28 as an 18U swimmer in the U.S. Read more>


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The Haverford School's Signet Society inducts 12 new members

Members of the 2016-17 Signet Society, The Haverford School's honorary service association, include seniors Caleb Clothier, Solomon Dorsey, Ross Harryhill, David Hogarth, Aaron Hudson, Bryan Hyland, Dean Manko, Jose Martinez, Tucker Matus, Josh Ridenhour, Evan Scott, and Tommy Toal.

Members are chosen by their fellow students and faculty. Signet's purpose is to "develop a wholesome School spirit, to support the best things that the School undertakes, and to discover and encourage ability in all activities in which the School takes a part."

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2017 National Merit Scholars

Sixteen Haverford School VI Formers (seniors) have been recognized for their achievement by the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Seven students – Caleb Clothier, Will Glaser, Dean Manko, Jack McKnight, Kirk Oliver, Chris Williams, and William Wu – were named Semifinalists and will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

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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 >

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Named scholarships achieve $100,000 milestone

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.

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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.

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