Graham Pearsall

Waring School's Communications Coordinator

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Dolly Farha ’20 Organizes Toiletries Drive, Donates 100 Backpacks to Lifebridge Homeless Shelters

By Graham Pearsall on 05/22/2019

Earlier this month, junior Dolly Farha and Anna Marie Smith’s Tutorial delivered 75 backpacks stuffed with toiletries to the Lifebridge Homeless Shelter in Salem. Later, they delivered 25 more to Grace Center, another Lifebridge crisis shelter in Gloucester.

The content of the backpacks was collected and donated by participating Waring Tutorials.

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Spring Sports Recap: Undefeated Ultimate, Boys Lacrosse 9x Champs, Girls Lacrosse Runners-up

By Graham Pearsall on 05/20/2019

Ultimate Concludes Season Undefeated

Waring’s ultimate team outscored the Cambridge School of Weston 15-4 in their final game of the season to finish undefeated. Over the course of the season, the Wolfpack outscored their opponents 90-29.

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Trio of Waring Graduates Make University News

By Graham Pearsall on 05/17/2019

Before they graduate from university later this month, three Waring School alums made news at their respective universities.

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Waring Artists Sketch Portraits for a Kinder World

By Graham Pearsall on 05/7/2019

Last Special Day, Waring students participated in Memory Project's Portraits for Kindness campaign, making sketches of Syrian refugee children.

The portraits, they drew from photographs, were then flown halfway around the world and shared with the children who posed for a picture.

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Video: Waring Alumni - Coast to Coast

By Graham Pearsall on 05/6/2019

We asked “Where has your Waring education taken you?” and alumni responded with selfie videos from all over the world.

They answered: Burlington, Vermont; South Bend, Indiana; Bologna, Italy; graduate school; teaching careers; music professions; and much, much more...

Watch the full video below.

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Waring’s FLL Robotics Team Returns From World Championship Inspired

By Graham Pearsall on 04/30/2019

At this past weekend’s World Championship in Detroit, Waring School’s robot finished 22nd in the robot game.

This finish put Waring in the top .06% of the 40,000 teams that competed worldwide in the 30th season of the FIRST LEGO League (FLL).

Before their flight home, the trio of Owen Cooper, Chris Douglas, and Peter Hanna, all eighth graders at Waring, had already used a computer program to tear one of the world’s best robots apart.

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Waring Students Sweep Top Prizes in Poetry Contest

By Graham Pearsall on 04/26/2019

Of the 26 poems chosen to be finalists in Beverly Public Library’s 23rd Annual Teen Poetry Contest, 15 were composed by Waring School students. Sweeping the top three places in the high school division and grabbing a third-place finish in the middle school competition were four members of the Wolfpack.  

More than 500 poems were submitted to the contest and blindly judged by three local, published poets. Twelve of the thirteen finalists in the high school division were written by Waring students.

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Middle Schoolers Connect with History on School Trip to Alabama

By Graham Pearsall on 04/8/2019

Twenty-five eighth graders from Waring School in Beverly, Massachusetts, walked up Dexter Avenue in downtown Montgomery towards the Alabama State Capitol building. It was late March, and the camellias that surrounded the building’s grand marble staircase were in full bloom.

Fifty-four years earlier, almost to the day, 25,000 protestors marched up that same avenue and gathered near the same steps. For five days and four nights, the civil rights advocates had marched 54 miles along U.S. Highway 80 from Selma to the Statehouse.

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Student-written Musical to Premiere Saturday, April 6

By Graham Pearsall on 04/3/2019

The final project required just a story plot, character summary, and song outline. Sarah Bradshaw '19 wrote an entire musical.

While enrolled in "American History through Musicals," a summer course at Harvard University, Sarah was so inspired by the class' content that she couldn't stop at just the concept for a musical.

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Waring Senior named National Merit Finalist

By Graham Pearsall on 03/1/2019

Gareth Buhl, a senior at Waring School, has been named a finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

More than 1.6 million students entered the competition by taking the PSAT, National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in the fall of 2017. Less than one percent were named semifinalists and even fewer (just 7,500 students) were named finalists last month.

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Join Us for the Spring Auction - April 27, 2019

By Graham Pearsall on 02/22/2019

This year's spring auction will be held at Waring on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The theme for the event is “Coast to Coast" and will honor our alumni who leave Waring to find success from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast and beyond.

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Nine Waring Students Awarded Prizes for Art and Writing

By Graham Pearsall on 02/4/2019

Students from across Massachusetts submitted nearly 20,000 pieces of art and writing to this year's Scholastic Art and Writing Contest sponsored by The Boston Globe and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

Rising to the top of the extremely competitive contest were seven Waring artists and two Waring writers. Leading the way were Gold Key recipients Will Stomberg '20 and Arion Carraher-Kang '21 as well as Silver Key winner Julia Kautz '19.

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2019 Faculty Grant Program Award Recipients

By Graham Pearsall on 01/28/2019

Created entirely by Waring’s parent community to show their deepest gratitude for Waring’s teachers and staff, the Faculty Grant Program provides funding for Waring employees to pursue enriching experiences beyond the walls of campus. The Faculty Grant Program affords faculty and staff the opportunity to think outside the box, pursuing passions for subjects that they might not otherwise be able to access. In return, they will then bring that experiential knowledge back into the classroom to inform and enrich their students’ learning. In just two years, generous donors to the Faculty Grant Program have already made possible 11 grants. Read below about the amazing projects this year’s recipients will undertake with their grants.

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Le Temps Retrouvé - Special Edition Released

By Graham Pearsall on 01/26/2019

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Another edition of Le Temps Retrouvé is hot off the digital press.

From the editor, Head of School Tim Bakland: "Waring School is a place of ideas and 'voices' — voice in its many forms, written, poetic, artistic, musical, athletic, whimsical, serious, adventurous, and all the rest. Le Temps Retrouvé is one of many venues in which you’ll find the very essence of Waring School through student expression."

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Waring Senior's Art Exhibited Alongside Professional Artist

By Graham Pearsall on 01/25/2019

For the next six weeks, at Waring Downtown (290 Cabot St), the artwork of Sarah Malboeuf '19 will hang alongside the abstract oil paintings of local, professional artist Miranda Aisling. 

The initiative, organized by Miranda, aims to introduce Waring students to Beverly-area artists who have created a living around art. 

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Student Film, "The Raising of the Cassandra," Premieres at All-School Meeting

By Graham Pearsall on 01/18/2019

On Thursday, January 17, students crammed into Waring's Theater for the world premiere of "The Raising of the Cassandra."

The compelling 23-minute mystery was directed by Sarah Bradshaw '19, written by A. Reid Bradshaw '17, and produced by Robert J. Bradshaw, a teacher in Waring's Music Department.

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Waring Robotics Team Advances to World Championship

By Graham Pearsall on 12/21/2018

A championship robotics team isn’t built in a day. It’s built one LEGO brick at a time.

Last year, in their first year of competition, Waring did not finish in the top nine at the Revere FIRST LEGO League qualifying competition to advance to the Eastern Massachusetts Tournament.

This year, they qualified for the World Championship.
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Waring Wins Robotics Competition, Qualifies for State Tournament

By Graham Pearsall on 12/21/2018

Two Waring School robotics teams will advance to next weekend’s Eastern Massachusetts State Finals after sweeping the top two places at the Revere FIRST LEGO League State Qualifying Tournament on Saturday, December 8.

Twenty two teams competed in the tournament designed to challenge middle schoolers with real-life scientific problems. Teams had to design, code, and build a robot to perform tasks, propose a solution to a problem associated with long-duration space travel, and demonstrate civility while working as a team.
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Students Compare Research Notes with WHOI Scientists

By Graham Pearsall on 12/6/2018

For months, Waring students in John Wigglesworth's Earth, Ocean, and Environment class have conducted field work in Gloucester to support their oceanographic research projects. Last week, they visited Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to discuss their work with world-class scientists.

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Waring's Charitable Student Body

By Graham Pearsall on 12/6/2018

As we break for Thanksgiving recess, we express our thanks for and our awe of Waring’s charitable student body. Just last week, Elodie, a seventh grader, raised $336 for Beverly Bootstraps, students helped run a blood drive that collected 24 units of lifesaving blood, and Tutorials began to make plans to donate toys to Wellspring House in time for the holidays. Thank you, students, for your commitment to improving our community.
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Grace Lin, Newbery Honor author, visits with students, leads Humanities Discussions

By Graham Pearsall on 12/6/2018

“'Stories cannot tell all,' [Amah] said, and shrugged with heaviness, and the stonecutter saw her eyes suddenly haunted with worry. 'I disagree,' the stonecutter said, his hand reaching to pat Amah’s. 'I think stories tell everything.'”

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E.E. Ford Foundation Awards Waring $100K Grant

By Graham Pearsall on 12/6/2018

On November 15, National Philanthropy Day, Waring School was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. This generous grant will support the school's Campaign for Waring and will help fund a new, sustainable school building. In the coming year, Waring will raise $100,000 in matching funds.
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FLL opens season with first place finish at 16-team Andover scrimmage

By Graham Pearsall on 11/6/2018

Waring's FIRST LEGO League team began their season will a first-place finish at a 16-team scrimmage in Andover on Saturday, November 3.

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Waring Theatre Puts On Excellent Production of "The Secret in the Wings"

By Graham Pearsall on 11/5/2018

At first, young Heidi is scared of her ogre babysitter (he has a tail for gosh sakes!), but slowly she is won over by his storytelling. He reads her lesser-known fairy tales of kings, princesses, snakes, and swans, each tale playing out on stage.

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What's better: dirty or clean

By Graham Pearsall on 10/30/2018

In 2013, a team of hard-hitting French journalists travelled to Waring to answer the important question–what's better: dirty or clean? Now five years later, they return to ask the same question...but has anything changed?

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Waring Team wins Miles for Mary 5k, Contributes to more than $4000 raised for Brain Cancer Research

By Graham Pearsall on 10/23/2018

Waring runners were crowned repeat champions of the Miles for Mary 5k on Saturday in Marblehead. The team, organized by Senior Julia Kautz, helped raise money for brain cancer research. All race proceeds, totalling more than $4000, were donated directly to Mass General Hospital.

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Don't miss your shot at Hamilton Tickets, donate to Campaign to be entered in raffle

By Graham Pearsall on 10/12/2018

A generous donor has given Waring two orchestra tickets to see Hamilton: An American Musical at the Boston Opera House on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 2:00pm. Anyone who donates to the Campaign for Waring by October 28 will be entered into a drawing to win the tickets valued at over $1,200. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 30.

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Campaign for Waring Announced

By Graham Pearsall on 09/22/2018

On Saturday, September 22, Waring School made a transformative announcement that marks an historic moment for the school. Head of School Tim Bakland and Chair of the Board Joanne Avallon officially announced the CAMPAIGN FOR WARING -- with the goal to raise an historic $6 million dollars for Waring students, faculty, and a new School Building.

To date, through the record-breaking support of donors from all constituencies as well as from foundation support of Waring's mission, Waring has already raised a remarkable $5.1 million in commitments toward the campaign goal!

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Waring Welcomes 31 New Students at Convocation Ceremony

By Graham Pearsall on 09/22/2018

31 new signatures, 31 rings of the bell, 31 new students welcomed to Waring.

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Introducing Waring’s Newest Faculty Members

By Graham Pearsall on 08/29/2018

Waring School is excited to introduce eight new faculty members for the start of the 2018-19 academic year. Learn a little about each addition below.

Topics: faculty
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Waring School Welcomes Three New Trustees

By Graham Pearsall on 08/20/2018

Waring School is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Board of Trustees– Juanita Prescod, Scott Hylton, and Miranda Russell ’90.

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