Congratulations to Seniors (from left to right) Evan, Tyler, Jonathan, Suraj, William, Clay, Noah, and David! They were recently recognized nationwide as semifinalists based on their PSAT scores, representing the top 1% of U.S. high school seniors. To advance to finalist standing, semifinalists must complete an application, provide academic transcripts, write an essay, receive a recommendation from a school official, and earn an SAT score that confirms the PSAT performance. Finalists will become eligible for scholarships either through the National Merit Corporation, participating colleges and universities, or participating corporations.
Director of Choral Music Erika Schroth and her students have been singing safely (and taking advantage of the beautiful weather) by holding class in the amphitheater behind Thompson Hall. Before each class, Ms. Schroth sets up monitors, speakers, a piano, and the Owl microphone, so students learning from home can join in with their classmates on campus. Nearby, under a tent near the Quad, the Jazz Band regularly practices in a makeshift classroom as well. During these peculiar times, the uplifting sounds of our student musicians soar across campus.
With the pandemic limiting the use of the Athletic Center for physical activity this fall, the Hopkins Athletic Department got creative by building two makeshift practice courts in the northeast corner of Smilow Field. #gohopct
Visit www.hopkins.edu/assemblies to view the latest virtual assembly!
“Welcome back, Hopkins! It has been wonderful to have our campus alive with the energy of laughter and learning for the first time since March,” writes Head of School Kai Bynum writes. “Seeing the students, both virtually and on campus, reconnecting with faculty, staff, and their classmates reminds me of how meaningful the beautiful connections are within our community. It was great to have the Maroon Group on campus this week, and I look forward to welcoming the Grey Group in person next week to continue the experience.” Visit http://bit.ly/HopBack to read Head of School Kai Bynum's full welcome back letter.
The Calarco Library is pleased to welcome members of the first ever Calarco Library Student Advisory Board. These reading ambassadors will work with librarians to choose interesting, diverse and inclusive books to add to the Library's collection.
The Hopkins School community remembers, reflects on, and pays tribute to all who lost their lives 19 years ago, which includes one of our own: Christopher Murphy '84. #NeverForget
Congratulations to recent grad Evan Gerritz ’20 for placing 2nd in an online Chinese Speech Contest, organized by the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS). On August 15, 2020, CLASS, a national organization of K-12 Chinese language teachers in the US, organized the online speech contest for high school students in preparation of the 13th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students. Evan will join two other students to represent the U.S. as a team, who will compete online with other contestants from across the world this fall. To see the video recording of this event is available here: https://youtu.be/quQT__Cviz0, Evan’s presentation starts at 1:01:00.
Hopkins Drama students performed "Actions Outlive Us," a play written by Margaret '21, in Edgerton Park on Thursday evening. The show, directed by Margaret and Drew '21, will be performed tomorrow evening, but seating is limited due to social distancing requirements. A film of the play will be shared with the community soon. The cast includes: Brooklynn '21, Eli '22, Anand '22, Tyler '22, Margaret '21, Felipe '22, Joseph '21, Lauren '22 and Talia '22. Zach '22 served as Stage Manager and Abigail '23 as Assistant Stage Manager.