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Stone Ridge Multicultural Festival

On April 14, we celebrated our Multicultural Festival –– Cultural Identity: A Spotlight on Intersectionality and a Celebration of our Diversity. This annual event was planned and led by the Upper School’s Student Diversity Coalition (Alex Filas ‘21, Sofia Morra ‘21, Paige Kenny ‘22, and Giselle Sonnier ‘23) to celebrate the diversity within and outside of our community.

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Student Podcasts: Unheard Voices

Dr. Riley's Grade 7 Social Study students were tasked with a Podcasting Project called Unheard Voices. The students tackled a real-world problem: a discernible underrepresentation of women, Black Americans, and Native Americans in our U.S. History textbook and state-level social studies standards.

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Sophia Moraczewski '25 Selected as Semifinalist in “Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest”

Future Engineers and NASA have announced 155 semifinalists in the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest, a national competition that asked K-12 students to imagine leading a one-week expedition at the Moon’s South Pole. One of these semifinalists is our own Stone Ridge student Sophia Moraczewski '25 who submitted this essay

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Madeline Fontana ‘21 Qualifies for her 6th National Irish Dancing Championships

Madeline Fontana ‘21, competed at the Regional Irish Dancing Championships (Oireachtas) this past December in Florida and qualified for her 6th National Irish Dancing Championships. Since starting Irish dance 14 year ago, Madeline has competed at the regional level 7 times, the National level 5 times and the World level, which only 1% of Irish dancers qualify for, 2 times (Dublin, Ireland 2017 and Glasgow, Scotland 2018).

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Cross Divisional Diversity Student Lunch

The Middle School Diversity Club met for lunch on Monday, March 22. They welcomed the Upper School Black Student Alliance (BSA) to discuss African American Vernacular English and microaggressions. The BSA leaders, Kennedy Carrol '22, Lourdes Russell '21 and Kristin Lucas '21 gave a well planned and informative presentation to the Grade 7-8 students. Sharon Fine, Middle School Social Studies Teacher, said "their presentation on how to be an ally was truly inspiring."

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SR Connects: Mentors: Alumnae in STEM Series

As part of the SR Connects: Mentors: Alumnae in STEM series, Marj Betubiza ’07 and Dallas Charles ’14 talked to Upper School students about being women in business in the STEM industry. Marj is a Finance Manager on Microsoft’s Office Planning team, and her responsibilities include capacity COGS management for Teams, Skype, GroupMe and Azure Communication Services. Dallas is currently a candidate for a Masters of Science degree in Business Analytics at Arizona State University, Class of May 2021, and anticipates a career in sports or retail analytics.

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Extra! Extra! Read the Middle School Gator Gazette

The Gator Gazette is the monthly Middle School student newspaper written by students for students. Editors-in-Chief and Grade 8 students Molly Tyson '25 and Sophia Moraczewski '25 lead a group of student journalists in covering a wide range of topics, from current events to arts and culture. 

We asked Molly and Sophia a few of our own questions: 

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