Clubs & Groups

Plenty of opportunities to get involved

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uch of what students learn at Saint George’s happens outside the classroom. Lower School students gain new skills through Chess Club, join the Little Dragon Cheerleaders, and discover the fun of coding their own video games. They enjoy after-school sports camps and private music lessons on campus. Middle School students win statewide honors on Math Counts and Math Is Cool teams, learn about sustainability and community in the Green Club, and make tortillas from scratch in the International Club.

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By the time students reach Upper School, they have an idea of what they like and can start specializing. Dragons measure up against the top engineering students in the world through FIRST Robotics tournaments. They compete in math and economics contests during lunch breaks. Both Knowledge Bowl and History Bowl teams have made their mark on the state and nationally. The Associated Student Body (ASB) helps keep the school running smoothly. In the Community Service club, Dragons put our mission into action. Our Outdoor Club members hike, canoe, bike, and ski. Day trips often start right on our 120 acre campus. Longer trips afford students the chance to learn how to survive and thrive in nature.

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Across the divisions, Dragon Clubs encourage students to hone old skills and practice new ones. Students often remember their coaches and leaders as important teachers, even though they never receive grades.

     

News from Clubs and Groups

  • Cremers Named FTC Dean's List Finalist

    SGS junior Connor Cremers is one of just three FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics students in the state of Washington to be named a FTC Dean's List Award Finalist. "His enthusiasm is infectious, resulting in young team members that are energized and excited about robotics and FIRST," says Robotics coach Rick DeFord. Connor started in FTC in Middle School as a standout team member, helping lead SGS to the finals of the Interleague Championships. As an Upper School student, he has become a mentor for younger students and organized summer robotics camps. He also was part of the SGS Ambassador team that spent time the past two summers teaching teams in Shenzhen, China. "It was amazing to watch Connor working with Chinese students on technical issues that they were having and seeing results despite the communication barriers that existed," says DeFord.

    The FIRST Dean’s List recognizes student leaders who have led their teams and communities to increased awareness for FIRST Robotics and its mission. Only about 150 students nationwide are honored as Finalists out of about 50,000 FTC participants. Connor is invited to the World Championships in Houston in April where 10 of the Finalists will be named Dean's List Winners. "These are the only individual student awards for FIRST nationwide," says DeFord. "Winners are actively recruited by Ivy League and other top universities." Congratulations, Connor!

  • SGS Captures Knowledge Bowl League Title

    Congratulations to the SGS varsity Knowledge Bowl team who are 2016-17 Inland Empire Academic League Champions! Seniors Max McGougan, Andrew Jauhiainen, Hunter Hyde, Brett Ford, Alana Foster and coach Steve Gavin were tops among 27 teams from schools of all sizes from all over Spokane and as far away as Coeur d'Alene and Pullman. Next up is the 2B District Tournament in late February. Go Dragons!