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Twenty two students inducted into Cum Laude Society

The Haverford School inducted 22 students into the Cum Laude Society in a virtual ceremony on May 27, 2020. This was the School’s 90th induction ceremony, and celebrates the School’s first and founding purpose: to educate young men in accordance with high standards of scholarship that will imbue them with an aspiration for and appreciation of intellectual excellence throughout their lives.

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More than two dozen Haverford School students will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges and universities. Director of Athletics Michael Murphy hosted a virtual celebration to honor the boys’ commitment to their athletic careers and wish them well as they transition to their respective colleges and universities this fall.

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Sixth grader uses passion for art and animals to make a difference

Sixth grader Sam has put his creative skills to work to support the Providence Animal Center in Media, Pa. Sam is helping to raise money by drawing a picture of an owner’s dog when they make a donation to the organization. Sam asks for a small donation to the Providence Animal Shelter in exchange for a one-of-a-kind drawing of their dog. 

 

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Upper School students place in Lower Merion Conservancy’s Nature Photo Contest

Two IV Formers in Kristin Brown’s photography class took part in the Lower Merion Conservancy Nature Photo Contest on Instagram. Joshua Ricefield received first place, while classmate Daniel Hou’s “spring” (pictured) earned third place in the contest. Both boys will receive a garden starter of plants native to Pennsylvania.

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Form II student gives the gift of music in time of crisis

Pianist James Gates said practice doesn't only bring perfection. It can also bring permanence to music. "By practicing, I'm learning notes and chords, but I'm also following proper technique and understanding what the composers were experiencing when they were composing a piece," the Moville, Iowa, native explained. Read the story in the Sioux City Journal >
 

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Third graders virtually meet with Penn Museum archeologist as part of Egypt unit

Boys in Mrs. Thorburn and Mrs. Heavey’s third grade classes virtually met Dr. Steve Phillips, an archeologist with vast experience working on sites in Egypt. Dr. Phillips, who serves as the Curatorial Research Coordinator for the Egypt Section at the Penn Museum, shared historical facts about ancient Egypt and described his many archeological digs in Egypt. 

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Best for Boys with Michael Reichert

Join Dr. Pam Greenblatt, Head of Lower School at The Haverford School, to gain practical tips on how to support young readers. This is part of the Best for Boys Speaker Series, which highlights topics and practices that help foster the social, emotional, and academic growth of young boys. The May 6 event will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in a virtual format, in partnership with Tredyffrin Public Library.

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Scholarship Luncheon at The Haverford School

On April 15, members of the Haverford School community gathered virtually for the annual Scholarship Luncheon. This event celebrates the connection between named scholarship recipients -- of which there were 72 this year -- and donors. While donors were unable to meet and converse with their scholars in person, they had the opportunity to hear from Keyveat Postell '16, a soon-to-be graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and incoming analyst for Goldman Sachs, and VI Former Ben Hokenson.  

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Cole Berman '14 supports local restaurants, health care workers during COVID-19 fight

In mid-March, Cole Berman ’14 started Fuel the Fight, a campaign to support local restaurants and health workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Fuel the Fight purchases meals from local Philadelphia restaurants and safely delivers them to health care workers at hospitals throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

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Sunny is the athlete of the week for haverford school

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive

A senior, Sunny Yu was slated to play No. 1 singles for Haverford this spring. He played No. 2 singles as a junior, posted a 9-4 record, and won a deciding three set match at EA to keep Haverford’s streak of 10 consecutive Inter-Ac titles alive. Yu was undefeated in doubles play as a sophomore and freshman at Haverford. Ford head coach Antonio Fink said, “Sunny is a great competitor, and a great leader.” Read the story >

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Haverford School's Baoer Li is Main Line Student of the Week

A junior, Baoer Li recently created International Student Alliance, an affinity group for international students at The Haverford School. Li is also part of the Pan-Asian Alliance club on campus. Academically, he received the British Biology Olympiad Silver Award in 10th grade, and was declared the winner of the Delaware Valley Science Fair for his project titled “Software Developers’ Response to the Unethical coding Task Request” last year. Read the story >

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Middle School Diversity Conference: "The Power of Sharing Our Stories"

Middle and Upper School students from more than 35 local schools attended The Haverford School’s 12th annual Middle School Diversity Conference on March 4. The conference’s theme was “The Power of Sharing Our Stories.” Internationally-recognized poet, novelist, and professor Dr. Javier Àvila was the keynote speaker at the event.

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Kevin Thomas is Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week

By Bruce Adams, PAPrepLive.com

he sophomore finished first in the 60 meter hurdles at the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association State Championships at Penn State University, defeating a field of juniors and seniors. Thomas became the first indoor track state title winner in Haverford School history. He currently ranks No. 1 in Pennsylvania and No. 4 in the United States in the 60-meter hurdles. In the spring, he runs track for Haverford School, and in the fall he plays football for the Fords. Read the story >

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20 Haverford School students recognized in Gladwyne Library League’s 47th annual Junior Author Contest

Twenty Lower School students from The Haverford School were recognized for their writing as part of the Gladwyne Library League’s 47th annual Junior Author Contest. Each student submitted original writing in either fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Read the story >

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Lori Tharps SEED seminar

The Haverford School has been educates its parent and faculty/staff communities about the power of diversity through SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). On Feb. 10, the parent and faculty/staff SEED groups, which run separately but cover similar topics, came together to hear from Temple University professor, author, and ethnic and cultural diversity expert Lori Tharps.

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Samuel Shaw '16 named finalist for CRA's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards

This year, four students studying computer science at Tufts University were nominated for the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards, and all four were ultimately recognized by the CRA. Samuel Shaw '16 was named a finalist. Read the full story on tufts.edu >

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Dr. Javier Avila

Dr. Javier Ávila, a noted poet, author, and professor, will serve as the keynote speaker at The Haverford School’s 12th annual Middle School Diversity Conference on Wednesday, March 4. Dr. Ávila’s will share his perspectives and expertise in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice during his presentation titled The Trouble with My Name

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Dr. Maya Jasanoff

Renowned historian, author, and Harvard University professor Dr. Maya Jasanoff will present “Ancestors: Where do we come from and why do we care?” at The Haverford School on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Her presentation is free and open to the public and will include a book signing of The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World and Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World

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The Inquirer: Pennsylvania Trust Co. Chairman Richardson T. Merriman '67 and Chief Executive George C. McFarland Jr. '77

By Joseph N. DiStefano, The Inquirer

Fiduciary Trust Co., a New York-based company that invests $29 billion for rich people and institutions, has agreed to buy $4 billion-asset Pennsylvania Trust Co. of Radnor, as it seeks more clients among rich baby boomers and their heirs. Read the story, "Pennsylvania Trust Co. sold as firms seek baby-boomer wealth" > The Penn Trust board includes three Haverford School alumni and two past parents.

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Two Haverford School robotics teams qualify for VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Ky., this April

Two teams from The Haverford School’s VEX robotics program qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship, which will be held this April in Louisville, Ky.
 
Team 169E and Team 169Y will compete against the top VEX robotics teams in the world after being named tournament champions at the WAVE Vex Robotics Tournament in Worcester, Mass., on Jan. 20.

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student studying at The Haverford School

Study Skills+ is in its inaugural year and is now open for registration. The co-ed course, available during two weeks over the summer, teaches essential skills in preparation for students' transition from middle school to high school. Through a series of focused exercises on organization, note-taking, studying, and academic writing, students learn to hone both their skills and their mindsets.

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Steve Sabol '60 elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

The stories, footage and vision produced by Steve Sabol will last forever. Now his legacy will, too.

Sabol will be included in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Centennial class to be inducted this summer, albeit posthumously. The longtime NFL Films steward died in 2012 at the age of 69 following brain cancer. 

Read the full story in USA Today or see the full slate from the Pro Football Hall of Fame >

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Seniors present findings from university lab projects during 12th annual Research Symposium

Five VI Form students (seniors), including Jack Ballenger, Daniel Chow, Alexander Greer, Toby Ma, and Aditya Sardesai, presented at the 12th annual Research Symposium on Jan. 10 in The Haverford School’s Ball Auditorium. The symposium, which was attended by faculty, parents, lab instructors, and alumni of the program, allows students to showcase the research they completed in professional laboratories over the summer. The Research Symposium is the culmination of the Advanced Research Laboratory Cooperative elective run by Upper School science teacher Kara Cleffi. 

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Middle School student work featured in Department of Agriculture calendar

Students in Marion Jacob’s sixth grade science class learned about the Spotted Lanternfly throughout the fall and created informational posters for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture calendar contest. Blake Lee won second place for his age group; his work is featured as the July 2020 calendar page. Read the story >

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