Waring Debaters Alice Sullivan and Sasha Malley won the varsity division of the Lexington High School Debate tournament yesterday, competing in a field of 68 teams. They went undefeated throughout the tournament, and after five preliminary rounds, squared off against the only other undefeated team, Nightingale-Bamford High School from New York City. On a 5-0 decision of the judges, Alice and Sasha were the champions! Speaker awards in the varsity division (a field of 136 debaters) also went to Sascha Denby (10th) and Julia Kautz (14th). Richard Stewart & Sascha Denby, along with Alice & Sasha also qualified for the State Tournament.
The Waring School Board of Trustees has reached 100% participation in the 2017-18 Waring Fund! This complete Board support reflects the strong commitment of the Trustees to the Head of School, faculty and administration, as well as its strategic vision for the future of Waring.
Hamilton Standout and Waring Alum Aidan Wood scores a hat trick to knock of number one seed Amherst College in the NESCAC Men's College Soccer Tournament. Aidan became the top point leader in the league and is currently tied for the most goals in the NESCAC this year.
Waring will send both the boys and girls soccer teams into the Semi-Finals of their respected leagues this Wednesday, November 1. The girls will take on the number two seed, Brimmer and May at Brimmer. The girls split with Brimmer during the regular season, and lost out on home field advantage for the Semi-Finals on goal differential. Kickoff is set for 3:30. The boys, who knocked off Newman 3-1 in their Quarter-Final win last Thursday will take on Gann Academy, the number one seed in the tournament. The game is set to kickoff for 3:15 at Gann Academy.
Waring has 14 students represented in this year's juried Crane Estate Student Art Show and Sale. This year’s theme is "Nature’s Wisdom” and the show will take place on November 4 & 5 from 10:00am-4:00pm in the Casino on the Crane Estate in Ipswich. A portion of any work sold benefits The Trustees of Reservations.
This year’s participating artists are Tano Barendsen-Rossi, Ella Bellin, Eli Biletch, Sascha Denby, Chloé Hupin, Annabel Judy, Phineas Karambis, Asher Leahy, Julia Lewis, Laura Miller, Julia Natale, Ursula Siegfried, Jared Wood, and Jonesy Zhang.
Under the leadership of Tri-Captains Jared Wood, Sascha Denby and Hunton Russell, the Boys Varsity soccer team has earned fourth place in the MBIL regular season and will host Newman tomorrow in the first round of the Mass Bay Independent League playoffs on the Mine Field at 3:30pm.
Waring alums, Nick Wigglesworth (Hobart Soccer) and Aidan Wood (Hamilton Soccer), played an important role in last weekends' games for their respective schools. Nick scored his first goal for the Statesmen, giving the team one of the two goals it needed against Vassar for the 2-1 win. The win lifted Hobart into first place in the Liberty League with two games to be played in the regular season.
Waring won first place team in the Miles for Mary 5K in Marblehead on Saturday October 21. Sara Wheeler was the fastest member of the team earning 2nd place overall for teens. Julia Kautz came in 3rd and Laura Miller in 4th. More importantly, the Waring Team raised over $450 for brain cancer research that morning.
The Waring Athletics Department will be holding a 5K fundraiser during sports time on Tuesday, October 24 at 3:30pm to support the victims of the recent hurricanes. There will be a 5K (Waring’s Cross Country course), along with baked goods for sale. All of the Waring community, including parents, teachers, friends, and French correspondents are invited to take part in either walking or running in the 5K fundraiser. A donation of $5 is encouraged but optional. If you would like to donate, there is a jar outside of Mrs. Cahill's office along with a sign-up sheet to participate in the 5K. All donations will go towards the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief to help families who were impacted.
Waring’s novice Debate teams started strong at their season opener held at Arlington High School last Saturday. They competed in a field of 189 debaters from schools all over Massachusetts. Every Waring team won debates, with some placing in the very top tier of the competition.
Junior Ella Bellin has crossed the finish line as the fastest girl in the MBIL for the first two meets of the 2017 season. She has yet to get into her end of season form, which saw her achieve her personal best of 20:58 last year on the Cambridge School of Weston’s course in Jericho Forest, but she feels good about her latest time of 22:15.
Waring's new makerspace, the Waring Industrial Park, was recently featured in the Beverly Citizen. You can read about the ribbon cutting with Beverly Mayor Mike Cahill and the start of Waring's First Lego League teamHERE.
Waring School’s Head of School, Tim Bakland, announced today that Alice Sullivan, Sascha Denby and Sophie Bereaud have been named Commended Students in the 2018 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 the Head of School to these scholastically talented seniors.
Writing and Humanities teacher, Joshua Scott-Fishburn, will be part of a joint poetry reading tonight at the Gloucester Writing Center where he will read work written during his teaching sabbatical. He will share the stage with Somerville poet, Ben Berman, whose first book titled Strange Borderlands won the 2014 Peace Corps Award for Best Book of Poetry and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards. Joshua’s work will feature public-themed poems that include meditations on Gloucester's contemporary culture as it intersects with local and national history as well as private-themed poems focused on the tensions of personal intimacy and alienation. Joshua began working with the GWC over the course of his sabbatical, both as a writer and board member.
This weekend the Bluestocking Theatre Company, a group founded by Christianna Moestue '16 and Emma Garthwaite '17, will be performing Chicago The Musical in Salem. Sarah Malboeuf '19 is playing Amos Hart. You can purchase tickets HERE.
As a student at the Waring school, there is no choice but to be invested in your schoolwork and school community. MacEwen chalks up her ability to adjust so easily to being a student-athlete at Vassar to her years spent as a Waring student. Having a busy schedule at Waring definitely helped to prepare me to play lacrosse in college, says MacEwen.
As a former three-sport captain at Waring, Jacob Vaneck knew he wanted to make collegiate athletics a part of his life at some level. He was recruited by multiple schools in his favorite sport, lacrosse, and ultimately found the right fit both academically and in a lacrosse program at the University of New England.
Waring Science teacher John Wigglesworth has received the 2017 Ocean Stewardship Honorable Mention Award from The New England Aquarium. This award recognizes teachers who are passionate about the ocean and who work to promote an ethic of ocean conservation in their classrooms and schools. John’s work with his Earth Science class, Oceans and Climate class, and several ocean-based Endterms exemplifies his work to improve awareness and appreciation of the oceans though a blend of academic and experience-based activities.
John will be recognized at the New England Aquarium’s World Oceans Day event on June 4, 2017 and will also be featured on their website and newsletter. Congratulations John!
The results of Le Grand Concours 2017 are in and are truly impressive with 69 national laureates out of the 150 students present the day of the contest.
Le Grand Concours is the National French Contest for students of French in middle and high school. This year 78,899 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. The contest places students in different fluency categories depending on their backgrounds to ensure fairness. It takes into account their levels of French, years of study of the language, and also family backgrounds. At Waring, 3 students were placed in the bilingual/bicultural category for their respective levels. The results of their performances were ranked separately.
This year, once again, our students excelled in the Grand Concours. Waring is proud to have 69 national laureates receiving 69 medals:21 gold (95th percentile), 32 silver (85th or 90th percentile), and 16 bronze (75th or 80th percentile).
Waring Students Sophia Bereaud ’18 and Lucy Sinclair ’17, as part of the Boston Children's Chorus, will sing the national anthem today at the 2017 Boston Red Sox season opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Opening Day ceremonies will begin at approximately 1:30pm with the game starting at 2:05pm. Hanscom Air Force Base will present the colors, and then two F-15C's will fly over at the conclusion of the national anthem.
On Tuesday, April 25th, seven Waring students won nine awards in the Beverly Public Library's 21st Annual Teen Poetry Contest. Ilaria Bardini, Sarah Bradshaw, Gareth Buhl, Cole Cunningham, Erik Waxdal, Griffin Wells, and Jemma West read their poems aloud in the Sohier Room of the Beverly Public Library and received their final awards. With 627 entries submitted, only 25 finalists were selected. Waring was strongly represented. Congratulations to our winners!
Congratulations to Tim Averill, Waring’s Writing teacher and Debate coach, who earned a Sixth Diamond degree of membership in the National Speech & Debate Association's Honor Society!
Diamond coach awards commend excellence and longevity in debate. The First Diamond award is earned when a coach receives 1,500 points and has been coaching in the Association for at least five years since achieving the degree of merit (25 points). Five years must pass between each new diamond award while earning an increased amount of points between each interval. Tim has earned 16,002 points over a coaching career that spans 46 years.
Cutting their Spring Break a bit short, the team of Jack Kelly and Tristan Horan attended the Massachusetts State Debate Tournament, held at Acton Boxborough Regional High School on Saturday, March 25. The tournament was open only to teams that had qualified, and 60 teams participated in Varsity Public Forum Debate. Waring came in 22nd, and Jack Kelly was recognized as 8th place speaker of the 120 debaters who competed.
Waring Junior Asher Leahy ‘18 was awarded Waring’s “Best of School” for his painting Swampscott Sunset at the 6th District Congressional High School Art Competition and Exhibition. He received a citation from Congressman Seth Moulton and a scholarship for Montserrat’s Pre-College Program. Waring School was represented in the annual show by six student artists: Isaac Buxbaum (Photography), Laura Miller (mixed-media Drawing), Asher Leahy (Painting), Julia Natale (Photography), Sarah Malboeuf (Painting), and Elle Zymba (Painting). The show was held at the 301 Gallery at Montserrat College of Art in downtown Beverly.
Waring Senior Jacqui Jutras ‘17 was awarded third place overall in the Endicott College High School Art Competition. This year the show had 80 pieces of art from over 25 high schools, and was juried by Al Miner, a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts. Waring submitted work from Hattie Cookson ‘17 (Photography), Emma Garthwaite ‘17 (Mixed-Media Drawing), and Jacqui Jutras ‘17 (Painting). The show is up until April 7 in the Desnoyers Overlook Gallery at Endicott College.
On Saturday, February 11, eight members of the Waring Debate team attended the Boston Catholic Forensic League's national qualifying tournament, held in Shrewsbury, MA. The competition was very strong due to the winners being invited to attend nationals during Memorial Day weekend in Louisville, KY. Because this conflicts with Waring's graduation, the debate team did not compete to qualify but rather to gain experience, especially for our five 8th graders.
Seniors Jack Kelly and Tristan Horan have qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association's National Tournament, to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, on June 18-23. The qualifying tournament was held last Friday and Saturday in Shrewsbury, MA, and involved the best teams from the New England District. In this double-elimination tournament, Jack and Tristan lost their first debate and then won the next five to join two other teams (from Newton South) in qualifying.
At the Columbia University Debate Tournament held in New York City on January 20-22, Jack Kelly and Sam Lincoln qualified for elimination debates and won their first "outround" before being eliminated from the tournament. Their 4-3 record against the best competition in the region was a very strong showing. Sam and Jack were chaperoned by Bill Lincoln, who also judged for Waring. Waring Alumna, Grace Panetta ’16, was at the tournament as a "host" judge.
The French Cultural Center Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge has awarded Waring teacher Maureen Gedney’s school-wide project “Jouons Ensemble” (let’s play together) a grant of $400. The goal of this project is to create a “Jouons Ensemble” forum across the school that will bring together beginners all the way up to the more advanced students.
Last weekend, ten members of the Waring School Debate Team were at Lexington High School at a truly national-level debate tournament that hosted 153 Public Forum Debate teams (305 debaters) from the best debate programs in the country. Waring brought a range of debaters, from first-time competitors to our most experienced, Jack Kelly, debating alone (which is called mavericking.)
Thank you to our Waring Fund donors for your unrestricted support for the Waring School. Your gifts to the Waring Fund reflect your dedication and commitment to the school. Together, we make the Waring community even stronger. Thanks to you, we raised 77% of our $400,000 goal by December 31st. Our fiscal year ends June 30th, 2017. Contributions to the Waring Fund make a tremendous impact on the day-to-day lives of our students. We offer our heartfelt gratitude for your continuing support.
Waring Debate traveled to Newton South High School on Saturday, January 7 for competition in Public Forum debate. Despite the weather forecast, 79 teams (157 debaters) attended the competition. At the end of the four rounds of debate, Waring senior Tristan Horan was first place speaker! He was followed by Waring Juniors Sascha Denby in tenth and Alice Sullivan at eleventh.
Elizabeth Patrick in Girls Soccer and Ella Bellin in Cross Country, were honored as Boston Globe 2016 Prep School All-Scholastics. Both Patrick and Bellin were nominated as their league's Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Runner for their respective sports. It is quite an honor to have one Globe All-Scholastic a season, but in typical Waring fashion, we seem to pack a big punch for such a small school.
The Waring School offers a highly demanding college-preparatory education, for grades 6-12, which stresses liberal arts in the setting of a supportive school community. The Waring atmosphere is one in which both teachers and students want to learn and believe that school is not an end in itself but is the beginning of a lifelong learning process.