Waring Debate Society had a successful trip to Newton South High School on Saturday, January 9. Individual speaker awards in a field of 214 debaters went to Bobby Malley (2nd), Charlotte Bichet (3rd), and Gareth Buhl (30th).
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Years ago, Waring Junior Ali Estey and her mother Sue ran a “Mitten Tree” asking folks to donate mittens and hats and would pin them to a "tree" in the lobby of their previous school. The mittens and hats would then be donated to children of local low-income families. “I remember we did this in the weeks before Christmas and it was such a fun part of the holiday season for me to see the ‘tree’, which was really just a bunch of branches, filling up with mittens”, said Ali.
Waring seniors Kyle Patrick, Hobart College; Aidan Wood, Hamilton College; Nick Wigglesworth, Brandeis University; and Adele MacEwen, Vassar College were recruited to take their athletic abilities to their respective schools next year where they will compete at the NCAA division 3 level. All three boys were recruited for soccer, while MacEwen was recruited for lacrosse.
On Saturday, December 20th a group of Waring students and parents travelled to Gloucester to volunteer at the Open Door Food Pantry. While there, they helped to serve a community meal to those in need. Before inviting clients in, Open Door Executive Director Julie LaFontaine quoted poet Miller Williams saying:
“Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it. What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.”
Thanks to Vicki and Sam Lincoln for organizing this amazing day.
Waring Senior Aidan Wood was named to this year’s Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Teams. Check out the Boston Globe's full write up!
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The Waring Boys managed to win the Mass Bay Independent League, knocking off Newman in the final by a score of 3-1 after being down 1-0 at half time.
This year's team produced 5 MBIL All-Stars: Senior Strikers - Aidan Wood and Kyle Patrick, Senior Centerback - Nick Wigglesworth, Central Midfielder - Jacob Vaneck, and Junior Centerback - Mike Ballin.
The Waring Debate Society had their best showing of the year at the Lincoln-Sudbury tournament on Saturday, December 5. In a field of 100 debate teams (200 debaters), our teams of Jack & Grace and Bobby & Charlotte took 3rd and 4th place respectively. For both teams, Waring came within one ballot of winning the tournament outright! In addition to that success, individual speaker awards in the field of 200 debaters went to Bobby Malley (3rd), Sascha Denby (6th), and Jack Kelly (13th).
Senior Forward Aidan Wood has been named a 2015 Salem News Boys Soccer All-Star. In addition to this accomplishment, Aidan was named the Mass Bay Independent League MVP. Congratulations Aidan on your stellar season! You can read the Salem News write up on Aidan along with the other 2015 All-Stars HERE.
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This week, the National Association of Independent Schools is hosting a Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Tampa, FL. Students from across the country in grades nine-12 have gathered to share dialogue focused on self-reflecting, forming allies, and building community. Waring students Jack Kelly, Alexandra Kenney, and Grace Panetta along with Director of Admissions, Shelley Morgan, are in attendance to share and develop strategies that they can bring back to Waring.
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Waring Debate had a wonderful weekend with 23 students debating in two states. Locally, at Lexington High School, debaters had a regional competition at the novice and varsity levels. Three of Waring’s Varsity teams had winning records: Bobby & Charlotte (4W-1L), Sam & Liam (3W-2L), and Alice and Sasha (3W-2L). Also debating in Varsity were Jaita & Gabby, Alexandra & Grace, and Ilana & Julia.
Congratulations to Waring students Reid Bradshaw ‘17, tenor; Tano Barendsen-Rossi ‘18, tenor; and Audrey Buczko ’16, alto, who were selected to sing in the 2016 MMEA Northeastern District Festival. These students were also nominated, on the grounds of exceptional auditions, to try out for the 2016 MMEA All-State Festival & Concert in January.
Congratulations to the Waring Boys Varsity Soccer Team for their spectacular win against Newman School, 3-1 on Wednesday, Novermber 4th! As reported in the Salem News, "Senior captain Aidan Wood scored two goals and added one assist and freshman Konrad Ellis scored once. Senior captain Kyle Patrick had two assists for Waring, which trailed 1-0 at the half."
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On Saturday, October 31 a group of Waring students and parents joined students from other schools and youth workers from the Food Project at Long Hill for a day of volunteering at the farm. They helped prepare the farm for winter in various ways. Students and parents who attended were Mikey Ballin, Amy Ballin and Tim Greiner; Kyle, Elizabeth, Jim and Stephanie Patrick and their Angers student Lise; Hattie, Ian and Mary Cookson; Cilla Brooks and Angers teacher Marie Christine; Susan and Henry Gribbell; Irena and Lucy Sinclair; Maura and JoAnne McCarthy; Jaqui Jutras and Ann Marie Viglione; Karl and Maia Buxbaum; and Sheila Adams.
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On Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31 three Waring debate teams competed with distinction at a tournament that saw 82 teams (164 debaters) from New England, New York, New Jersey, and Wisconsin debating six rounds and clearing to the sweet 16. In that challenging competition, Jack Kelley & Grace Panetta cleared to elimination rounds, and Jack won the trophy as 4th individual speaker in the tournament.
Tristan Horan & Sascha Denby and Alice Sullivan & Sam Lincoln also competed with distinction at the tournament. Four Waring parents judged at the competition: Max Kelly, Bill Lincoln, Nicie Panetta, and Rob Stuart (P ‘15).
Several Waring Students have been selected for the Crane Estate Student Art Show at Castle Hill. Participating students include Christianna Moestue, Adele MacEwen, Ellie Wright, Dylan Macy, Chloe Hershenson, Grace Gustaferro, Brianna Cao, Hope Younger and Brooks Richon.
Lynn Lyons, a pyschotherapist and co-author of "Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children" will speak at Waring School on Monday, November 9.
Waring Debate opened its varsity season at the Bronx High School of Science in New York City on October 16-18 competing against 450 debaters from all over the country. Bronx Science is one of 9 specialized high schools in the NYC public school system.
Alumni Parent Randi Mitchell was honored at Waring School's Convocation ceremony in September with the Richard G. Prouty Award for outstanding volunteer service to the school. The award, named for Board Chair Dick Prouty, is given to parents "whose commitment and service to the school is exemplary".
Waring senior Gabby D'Ambrosio was recently awarded a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate commendation for her "outstanding commitment and dedication to community as the Director of ASL Sports."
Waring School students were honored to hear Le Ly Hayslip, author of "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace", speak at All School Meeting on October 14th. Her message of taking personal ownership for creating a wise, compassionate, and peaceful world as future leaders inspired much discussion among students.
Waring French Department Chair Christiane Jedryka-Taylor was invited to address the Club Richelieu, an internaitonal club of fancophones, for the October meeting of the North Shore organization in Salem, MA.
In a show of philanthropic unity for our school, the Waring School Board of Trustees and the Waring Faculty have both attained 100% participation in the 2015-2016 Waring Fund the same day! We are very grateful for the generosity and vision of our hard-working faculty and dedicated trustees. It is the first time that both consituencies have made their Waring Fund commitments so early in the school year. Bravo!
Maintaining Waring School's philanthropic momentum of several years, we have announced the 2015-16 goal for the Waring Fund at $385,000. As in past years, over 80% of the goal is expected to be raised through Leadership gifts of $1,000 and up. With your help, we can set another milestone for Waring!
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Head of School, Tim Bakland announced today that Robert Malley has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Tim to this scholastically talented senior.
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On Friday, September 4th Maritime Gloucester held their annual gala featuring a video premier of Waring students in John Wigglesworth's and Joshua Scott-Fishburn's Endterm from the 2015 school year.
Waring's Amy Petralia Wins Gold and Silver in the 2015 State Games of America Figure Skating Competition
"Petralia competed in two events, winning gold for her ISI Freestyle 4 performance and silver for her U.S. Figure Skating Preliminary Test Track." Read the full story in the Gloucester Daily Times.
Thanks to our generous donors, we raised approximately $350,000 in restricted and unrestricted gifts during the 2014-2015 Waring Fund campaign! We are extremely grateful to each and every one of our donors for your support. We wish you a relaxing and restful summer and we look forward to seeing you back on campus in the fall.
Waring sophomore, Holly Stam '18, plans to continue her soccer career at Duke University. Read the full article on our rising star in the Salem News.
Waring's Adele MacEwen '16 was named Independent Girls Conference MVP, US Lacrosse All Academic, All-New England Prep School Women’s Lacrosse Association all-star, and helped lead Waring lacrosse to their 10th IGC championship. Read the full story in the Salem News.
Congratulations to Nat Lyman '15 and Adele MacEwen '16 who were chosen for the 2015 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team for lacrosse!
With the support of many generous donors, the Waring Fund is at 97% of our 2014-15 goal of $325,000! If you have not yet made a gift to Waring Fund this year, you can help us reach 100%. by making a donation by June 30th.
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On Friday April third the Oceans and Climate class, composed of half the senior class, took off to Woods Hole, Cape Cod to visit SEA (Sea Education Association) and Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institute. We were there on a mission to further our knowledge about plastics in the ocean, ocean acidification, and taking a semester abroad with S.E.A.
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Le Grand Concours is the National French Contest for students in middle and high school. This year over 90,000 students were enrolled across the US. The competition uses authentic cultural material from a number of francophone countries and tests students’ oral comprehension, reading, and grammar knowledge.
On Tuesday, April 28, five Waring students won 6 awards in the High School Division of the 19th Annual Teen Poetry Contest at the Beverly Public Library. There were over 500 entries submitted to the contest but only 22 finalists were selected (top 4.4% of entries.) Congratulations to our winners!
Congratulations to Junior Gabby D’Ambrosio who was selected for the Joanie Vaughan Ingraham Spirit Award! Gabby was recognized for her remarkable volunteer work over the past 5 years at The Children’s Center for Communication, Beverly School for the Deaf.
The awards will be presented on May 2 at the 17th Annual Spring Soiree Benefit Auction at the Double Tree Hotel in Danvers, MA. In addition to her volunteer work at CCCBSD, Gabby serves as the 2015-16 Director Elect for ASL Sports Inc
On Saturday, April 11 Sarah Bradshaw, Eleanor Tapping, and Aly Yanishevsky did us proud at the MMEA Northeastern Junior Districts held at Lowell High School. Congratulations!
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The Waring School Debate Society finished a very strong year by taking third place in the Massachusetts State Public Forum Debate tournament, held at Boston Latin School on Saturday, March 28.
Core student Cole Sauder presented his Fair Trade Challenge at All School Meeting on Wednesday, March 4. Cole is challenging the Waring community to watch The Dark Side of Chocolate. After watching the film, map your “Slavery Footprint” to see how many slaves are working for you. Ben and Jerry’s will be sponsoring the follow up meeting on Tuesday, March 31 and will be handing out ice cream to those who participate!
Can you count how many days you were a Fair Trade consumer?
On March 20, Alumna Maggie Sheetz ('12) hosted members of Waring's Folk Band for a 2-hour recording session at Emerson College in Boston. Maggie is studying Sound Design/Audio Post Production at Emerson, and she was on assignment to record a song with two or more different instruments as a live mix in real time (no editing in post).
Brooks Richon and Nick Wigglesworth were accepted as our Breadloaf representatives for this year. Breadloaf is the New England Young Writers’ Conference held at Middlebury each year. Applications are evaluated in a blind reading and each school is allowed up to 2 attendees. Congratulations Brooks and Nick!
Waring Writing chair and Debate coach, Tim Averill, was published in this winter's issue of Rostrum magazine. In Tim's article titled Meeting Alf, he "recalls a chance encounter with the former Governor of Kansas, leading to one very memorable evening–and a lifetime of inquiry." Rostrum is a publication of The National Speech & Debate Association. Congratulations Tim!
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Fourteen members of the Waring Debate Society competed at the Harvard National Forensics Tournament, held on the weekend of February 14-16 in Cambridge, MA at Harvard University. The tournament was held despite incredibly challenging weather conditions that led to the cancellation of debates on Sunday, with final elimination rounds on Monday.
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Congratulations to our Boston Globe National Scholastic Art Award Winners!
(read more for winners and photos)
The French Poetry Recitation Contest took place on Friday, February 6 2015. Our outside judges were members of the French Consulate in Boston, headed by Emmanuelle Marchand, the cultural attaché. The French department would like to thank them for their presence, their support, and the books they offered the winners.
The entire school gathered in the Polygon to listen to the 37 finalists who represented their French classes. This year again, judges were impressed by the quality of Waring students’ French.
The Waring School Math Circle took the Intermediate Math League of Eastern Massachusetts competitions by storm winning 1st place last semester. The team included Maia Buxbaum, George Cameron, Pearce Crocker, Swara Douglas, Anand Fedele, Phoebe Holz, Julia Kautz, Jack Martin, JP Penzaloza, and Benny Weedon. Congratulations to our rising Math Stars, their coach Graham Rosby, and our Math Circle TA's Gabe Weedon and Audrey Buczko on this achievement!
Congratulations to Junior Grace Panetta who earned the trophy as fourth place speaker (of 204), and was the top female speaker in the debate tournament! The tournament attracted 102 of the best teams in the country. Also, congratulations to the teams of Jack Kelly & Bobby Malley and Grace Panetta & Charlotte Bichet who both won trophies for elimination rounds.
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The Waring Madrigals and Director, Shaylor Lindsay, are excited to be competing in the N.E. Voices High School a cappella festival on Friday January 30th at 7 p.m. at Wilmington Middle School in Wilmington.
Just before winter break, the Waring library hosted a "yankee book swap" over lunch. Students and faculty participants each brought a book they had enjoyed and were ready to pass on to someone else in the community. After cookies, hot chocolate and homemade marshmallows, each participant got a turn to either open a wrapped book or "steal" a book from another player.
The most popular book, stolen 3 times, was Atonement by Ian MacEwan. After the official swap was complete, participants continued to trade books until each reader found a title that intrigued them. The swap was a lot of fun and may become an annual event.
The Waring Cello studio performs Kristen Miller's arrangement of Carol of the Bells.
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On Friday, December 12, Waring teamed up with Music for Food in a Soirée that raised over $1400 for Beverly Bootstraps. Mateo Lincoln ('15) along with several others, helped to organize the concert and fundraising efforts.
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Last week Calculus 1 got their hands wet in the lab as part of their study of differential calculus.
On Saturday, December 6, fourteen debaters from the Waring Debate Society traveled to Lincoln-Sudbury High School to compete in Public Forum Debate on the topic: Resolved - On balance, the benefits of Genetically Modified Foods outweigh the harms. The tournament attracted 200 debaters from 20 schools.
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The Waring debate team took on the topic of Genetically Modified Food (GMO) in two recent debates, winning many matches.
Today, the Cooking Elective put on a "Take-A-Chance" Thanksgiving Banquet to raise money and awareness for the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry. Participants purchased tickets for a chance to win a home cooked meal prepared for them during elective period and served during lunch. Entertainment was provided by the Folk Band Elective who serenaded guests while they ate. The event raised over $350 for the local charity.
On Saturday, November 15, six Waring students were accepted to the MMEA Northeastern Districts Festival which will take place in January. Students include Reid Bradshaw '17 for tenor, Audrey Buczko '16 for alto, Tristan Horan '17 for bass, Mateo Lincoln '15 for bass, Brooks Richon '16 for violin (accepted as concertmaster), and Lucy Sinclair '17 for soprano.
Junior Aidan Wood was selected to the New England Prep School Soccer Association Junior All-Star game that took place at Loomis Chaffe on Sunday, November 15.
Waring School is fortunate to have a terrific group of current and past parents volunteering on behalf of the Waring Fund. The 2014-15 Leadership Gifts Group includes John Cabot, Christina Comparato, Jonathan Golding, David McDonald, Stephanie Patrick, Jill Sullivan, and Jonathan Weedon.
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As fate would have it, Waring and St. Andrews would draw each other again in this year's NEPSAC first round match. Only this year there would be no last minute heroic performances reminiscent of last year's match up, where Waring fought back from being down 4-0, tieing the game late in regulation, winning the game in penalty kicks... No, the scoreline would read much different, as St. Andrews had something to prove after last year's defeat, and they did it in a dominating fashion.
Adrienne Ogle (’11) has been awarded the Pamela Daniels Fellowship at Wellesley College. The fellowship allows for seniors to fund their own personal projects to develop and solidify their identity as “maverick scholars”. Each year students are chosen for this prize but in the true spirit of innovation, Adrienne entered the pool with a group of fellow filmmakers. The six students are the first group to be chosen for the fellowship and their proposal focused on the power and stimulation of collaboration. We are looking forward to seeing the series of short films created by Adrienne and her classmates, a project that with the help of the $3,500 prize money will bolster their experience as professional filmmakers.
Coach Jan Lindsay knew what she was doing when she subbed Sammy Stewart (Alum '07 and Boy's Assistant Coach) into the game with under 10 minutes to play in the second half. Sammy scored on a beautifully placed corner kick by Dean of Faculty, Francis Schaeffer, to put the faculty up 1-0. "I remember watching Sammy play when he was a student at Waring," said Lindsay. "He was a special player, and obviously still is. We needed a spark, and Sammy provided it for us."
For the MBIL and IGC champions, it was a tough defeat. "We had high hopes this year," said senior Nat Lyman.
The faculty are now 3-0 in the annual series.
The Waring boys will take on St. Andrews of Barrington Rhode Island on Wednesday, November 12, at 2:00pm. The game will be played at St. Andrews, the third seed in the tournament.
The weather will be chilly, but the game is scheduled as planned. It should be an exciting match, featuring our IGC and MBIL student champions vs. a faculty-senior parent team of sophisticated and highly accomplished adults.
How does that equate to an exciting match? Come cheer on either side at 3:30pm today on the Mine Field and find out.
The Waring School boys varsity soccer team defeated Cambridge School of Weston 3-1 on Wednesday to become champions of the Mass Bay Independant League. Waring won the title at home in front of a packed crowd of Waring and CSW fans. Senior Isaac Stuart scored once and junior Aidan Wood scored twice, while recording an assist, all within the first half. The second half saw Waring continue to dominate the game with the majority of possession as senior Nat Lyman and junior Nick Wigglesworth controlled the middle of the field. The Waring defense, led by seniors Adrien Hupin and Isaac Ogle, snuffed out all but one late CSW attack. A true team effort, every member of the team played a role in the victory.
Read Alex's blog post You Applied Early Decision. Now What? here »
The Waring School's girls soccer team captured their second straight Independent Girls Conference title with a 1-0 win over Montrose on Election Day. Sophomore Amanda Adams scored the game's only goal late in the first half, and freshman goalkeeper Holly Stam along with the backline of freshman Grace Symes, sophomore Merilyn Hinrichs, senior Brooklyn Stam and junior Grace Gustaferro stymied a ferocious Montrose attack.
Audrey Buczko will Perform at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee with the 2014 NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles. You can read the full article on Patch.com here »
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Core Investigates The Laws of Motion through fun projects and demonstrations.
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Waring launches a new math team, called the Waring Math Circle.
Leah Breen '11 had her article Fighting Ebola, Liberia's 'Invisible Rebel' featured in the Washington Post blog The Monkey Cage. You can read the article here »
Congratulations to Charlie Mitchell for winning the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council's Male Athlete of the Year Award. You can read the Boston Globe article here »
In addition, 10 Waring students were named Boston Globe All-Stars. Charlie Mitchell, Nat Lyman, Alex Mitchell, and Jacob Vanek were named MBIL Lacrosse All-Stars and Eleanor Lustig, Sara Kessler, Brooke Adams, Ayla Rauhala, Brooklyn Stam, and Isabelle Cookson were named IGC Lacrosse All-Stars. You can see the full list on the Boston Globe here »
Emma MacLean '10 was featured in The HuffPost College Thesis Project. You can read the article here »
Group 4 student Mateo Lincoln was featured in the Newburyport Current for his work to organize "Music for Food: A Night of Hot Classical and Cool Jazz". Mateo, with the help of Waring music teacher Kristen Miller, organized a benefit concert that will donate 100% of the money raised to the Pettengill House food pantry in Salisbury. The program will include Waring students Cordelia Tapping singing jazz, Brooks Richon playing violin, and Mateo playing piano. You can read the full article here »
Beverly Mayor Mike Cahill stopped by Waring School's annual tradition of the Run/Walk/Crawl 5K race on May 21 to start the race. You can see the pictures on the Beverly Patch here »
The Waring boys brought home their second MBIL Championship last weekend. According to the Salem News "Waring would not be denied..." You can see the game winning free throw on our YouTube Channel.
"[Amanda] Adams, a forward, scored 36 goals in her freshman season at Waring and was named the IGC MVP. Adams is a three-sport athlete, playing basketball in the winter and lacrosse in the spring"
Read more in the Boston Globe »
Margaret Sheetz '12 was selected by The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference for this honor. Read the full press release here »