Posted 05/16/2013 03:11PM
Stephanie Rousey '14 rounded out her year-long Oral US History Project with a mini-audio documentary about the experience of a Vietnam Veteran returning home. Stephanie interviewed Charlie Adams who served proudly in Vietnam as a paratrooper. Mr. Adams, who happens to be the JV Softball Coach at Stone Ridge, also shared the negative reactions he experienced upon returning home. In this audio documentary, Stephanie pays tribute to Mr. Adams and the thousands of returning Vietnam Vets like him.
Please take a listen.
Posted 05/13/2013 02:56PM
Enjoy photos from the events of Reunion Weekend—another great party at Stone Ridge for alumnae to reconnect and reminisce.
Posted 05/13/2013 12:11PM
Glenna distinguishes herself by service to the school community and to the region through her passion for social justice and for stewardship of the environment. Glenna is a regular attendee at the Green Festival in Washington, DC, and a two-time member of the Students for Sustainability Conference. She is key player in Model UN and Model OAS – serving as Head Delegate of both. She has lead Gators’ Anatomy and organized fundraisers for Muscular ‘Fix’trophy. Outside of school, Glenna participated in a trip to Serapique to teach English and rebuild a community center, and to Sprout Creek Farm to support the sustainable farming practices there. Finally, Glenna devotes her time to the Washington Animal Rescue League. Simply put, Glenna commits, organizes and then mobilizes into a plan of action. Congratulations Glenna on the Congressman Chris Van Hollen 2013 Public Service Award!
Posted 05/06/2013 04:32PM
Congratulations to Charis Whitnah ‘09, who is a senior distance runner at Colorado College and was selected as the SCAC Character & Community Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Week for the week ending April 28, 2013. Charis has been very active on campus and in the Colorado Springs community throughout her four years at school. For example, she was a Confidential Victim Advocate for TESSA which is part of the college’s Public Interest Fellowship Program, has worked as a teacher’s aide at the Colorado School for the Deaf & Blind, and the list goes on. Click here
to see the impact Charis is making.
Posted 05/03/2013 11:50AM
Way to go Gators Track and Field!
- Lisa Adam ’13 has the 2nd best shot put distance in ISL meets so far, and 6th best discus throw.
- Julia Leep-Lazar ’15 is 7th in shot put throws.
- Anneliese Goetz ’16 and Caroline Conlan ’16 are tied for 9th best high jump.
- The Gator 4x400 relay team of Anneliese Goetz '16, Lizzy Young ‘16, Taylor Wynn ‘15, and Lauren Mariano ’15 have the 9th best time in that event.
- Lizzy Young has a top 10 time in both the 100 meter and 200 meter events.
Check out all the stats here
Posted 04/30/2013 01:39PM
From April 19-22, the Stone Ridge Used Book Sale captivated book lovers. Enjoy some fascinating facts.
- Over 5,836 customers
- One customer came from Argentina.
Other non-local customers came from North Carolina, New York and up and down the East Coast.
- 587 volunteers
- 2,347 volunteer man hours from the April 13-23
- 125,000 books sold
- Most expensive single item sold:
Islamic Book Bindings by F. Sarre, published in the 1920s, $300
- Most expensive set sold:
The Plays of William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club, complete 37-volume set from 1939 with illustrators by famous artists such as Arthur Rackham, $400
Other interesting items sold:
- Books signed by Presidents and Senators including George W. Bush ($50), Jimmy Carter ($50), and Ted Kennedy ($100).
- irst Edition of Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October ($100)
- Book signed by artists including Salvadore Dali ($100), Stan Lee from Marvel Comics ($120), and Thomas McKnight ($50)
- Modern signed first editions by Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love, $50), Buzz Bissinger (Friday Night Lights, $50), Sue Grafton (Alphabet Series, $50-$100)
- First editions of L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz Series, $100-$120
- Program from the inauguration of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, 1961, $50
- Book signed by Astronaut Michael Collins, $60
- Mickey Mouse Pop-Up book from 1933, $200
See you at the Forty-Sixth Annual Used Book Sale, April 2014.
Posted 04/30/2013 10:30AM
Eighteen Stone Ridge students from the Upper School matched their wits, creativity, and team-building skills against 50 other high school teams in Maryland in the Central Maryland Physics Olympics in February. Captained by 3rd Academic students, Mia Flood and Katherine Kelly, three teams of 1st Academic students each participated in various physics challenges. This year’s events were loosely based on the Hunger Games. One difficult challenge was to build a bow and arrow out of a few rubber bands, tongue depressors and a bit of tape.
Physics teachers, Mr. Don Barron and Mrs. Joanna Caudle, were very pleased with the great turnout for the day and with the girls’ enthusiasm. Mr. Barron, who began the long time tradition to send teams to this event when he joined Stone Ridge in 2003, is to be commended for growing the Physics Olympics into a major opportunity for the girls that has only gained momentum over the years. Stone Ridge was one of the few schools to send three teams and the only school to send three, all-girl teams. The girls competed well against the many schools present, but the biggest success of the day was the exemplary team spirit displayed by all the teams and the enthusiasm they showed for creating innovative designs during the events.
Team Captiains: Mia Flood '14, Katherine Kelly '14
Krissy Nemes '16, Lena Bakalian '16, Liv Greene '16, Dani Feller '16, Emma Volanth '16, Katherine McClure '16, Maddie Smith '16, Lexi Catalano '16, Carina Franco '16, Cate Chandler '16, Caroline Conlan '16, Annie O’Connor '16, Maddie Carr '16, Suzanne Antoniou '16, Madelyn Lovett '16, McKinley Polla '16, Ari Scott '16, Ana Cantilena '16.
Posted 04/29/2013 01:25PM
Congratulations to second grader Kyla Phillips for being selected as a winner in the Bethesda Literary Festival Youth Writing Contest. Kyla was recognized at an awards ceremony on April 21. Kyla's teacher, Mrs. Denise Murphy was also recognized at this event. Kyla is Mrs. Murphy's third student to receive this writing award. More than 650 entries were received from more than 25 local schools. Great work Kyla.
Visit http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/youth-writing-contest to see the list of winners and a photo.
Visit the coverage from The Gazette.
Click here to read Kyla's essay, on the topic "One Thing I do Well."
Posted 04/24/2013 01:58PM
Kallie Drewyer '15, Maddie Hartman '15, and Maddie Carr '16 will represent the DC Metro area in the U.S. Lacrosse National Tournament over Memorial Weekend at Lehigh University. Maggie Prendergast '15 made the team as an alternate. Good luck to our lacrosse Gators! To view the team listing, visit www.uslacrosse.org.
Posted 04/17/2013 02:20PM
Natalie Gosnell '14 has 25 goals, and 8 assists and has been a mighty factor in helping the Gators to a 6-2 overall record (Independent School League 2-1). This star junior has committed to Lafayette College. See the story about Natalie in The Gazette.
The Gazette had Stone Ridge ranked 3rd as of April 17. Keep up the great work Gators.